Mixed doubles tennis trounce Lundin Sports

Montrose’s top mixed doubles tennis team stayed unbeaten last week and consolidated their position atop Division Two with a 16-1 over Lundin Sports 1.

The first pair of Niamh McGlynn and Graeme Walker won their six sets with the loss of just four games, while the second couple of Marta Krause and George Baxter had to work a little harder to win six sets.

The third pair, Jen Richardson and Brian Wright, won four of five sets finished.

The second team, however, dropped their first match of the season, by 12-6 away against Broughty Ferry 2, but remained squarely in the Division 3 promotion zone.

The first pair of Barbara Watson and James Sievewright won three sets while the second couple, Rhona Alston and Richie Wallace, won two.

The third couple of Freya Milne and Ally Sievewright, moving up from the third team, could add just one set to Montrose’s total.

The third team had the week off and this week have a must-win home match against bottom side Crieff in the battle to avoid the drop from the third division.

The fourth team turned in a good win against Lundin Sports 3, which had been second in Division 5, by 14-3 and moved into contention for promotion. The first couple of Dawn Ramsay and Stuart Matthews won five sets.

The second pair of 12-year-old Suzanne Stirling – who earlier in the day won the North East Under-14 singles title in Aberdeen - and Simon Rolfe won six sets with the loss of just six games.

The third pair of Corinna Gow and Richard Henderson won four of their six close sets.