Perfect week in mixed doubles for Montrose

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Montrose Tennis Club had a perfect week in the Henderson Vase mixed doubles competition last week, with three teams winning easily.

The first team turned in their first win of the young season with an emphatic, 18-0 victory over Falkland, who did not bring a full side because of last-minute injuries.

The Montrose pairings of Rob Bennett and Linda Cuthill, Graeme Walker and Rachel Myles, and Fraser McGlynn and Marta Krauze, only had two close sets and dropped only 25 games all night.

The second team had the night off.

The third team put in a strong performance, beating St Andrews 3 15-1 and remaining unbeaten. The first pair of Chris Hardy and Corinna Gow and the third pair of Alister Sievewright and Fred Milne won all their sets and the second couple of Andy Baxter and Fiona Cuthill lost just one.

The fourth team won 15-3 at David Lloyd Monifieth, with the first pair of Jennifer Broadley and Chad Neighbor winning all six sets. The second pair of Kirsty Broadley and Richard Henderson won four sets and the youthful third pair of Niamh McGlynn and Cameron Eeles played with composure and won five.

In singles action, three club members reached the final in the City of Aberdeen Northeast Tournament at Aberdeen’s Westburn Park. In the under-12 boys’ section, Patrick Young and Louis Duthie-Gray contested the final, with Patrick coming out on top. Patrick, who is ranked number two for his age group in the Scottish North District and is also a member of Stonehaven Tennis Club, won the under-14 title as well.

In veterans’ play, Rob Bennett reached the over-45 final by beating several higher ranked players but lost 6-1 6-4 to Graham Matthews.