Tayside Tennis mixed doubles league is decent fare for Montrose teams

Montrose’s first team in the Tayside Tennis mixed doubles league lost 12-6 to a strong Broughty Ferry side 12-6 in their last match and need to beat Kinnoull II in the final match this week to be absolutely sure of avoiding the drop from Division 1.

The first pair of Brian Wright and Marta Krauze did well to win five sets at the Ferry, while Fraser and Niamh McGlynn failed to add to Montrose’s total.

The third couple of James Sievewright and Suzanne Stirling won one set.

The second team earned their first win of the season last week, beating Kinross I away by 13-5, but look likely to go down from the Second Division under the three-up and three-down format. Montrose’s first pair of Brian Wright and Kirsty Robertson won five sets, as did the third pair of Andy Baxter and Wendy Sanger.

The second couple, James Sievewright and Caroline Stewart, won three.

The third team had two good results, beating and St Andrews III by 12-6 and Perth II by 12-5 and are on track for promotion from Division 4.

In last week’s match, the first pair of Stuart Matthews and Barbara Watson won five sets against Perth.

The second couple, Richard and Allie Henderson won three, while the third pair of Cameron Eeles and Georgia Stirling won four.

Cameron has won 21 sets and lost just two in the last four weeks.

The fourth team didn’t fare as well, having to settle for one point in two matches and with just division-leading Craigmuir II to play are in danger of going down from the same division.

In their first, rain-shortened, match, they lost to Wormit and Newport II by 12-3, with Ian Matthews and Kate Mason taking one set of five played.

The second pair of Ally Sievewright and Kara McGeachy won two sets and the third couple, Andy Thorogood and Fiona Bayne, were unable to add to Montrose’s total.

The side then earned a hard-fought away 9-9 draw against Lundin Sports III, with the first couple of Stuart Matthews and Janet Thomson winning three sets.

The second couple, Ally Sievewright and Kara McGeachy, led the way for Montrose with four sets, while the third pair of Ian Matthews and Jane Buchan won two.