Wins and a draw in wild week

MONTROSE Tennis Club’s ladies’ second team won two matches and the men’s second team picked up a hard-earned away draw last week as weather badly disrupted play.

The ladies’ first pair of Wendy Sanger and Diane Forbes won all five of their sets as the second team defeated Perth 2 11-5 in heavy rain.

The third pair of Jennifer Broadley and rapidly improving junior Niamh McGlynn, making her senior debut, won four of five sets and the second pair of Janet Thomson and Dawn Bradley won two sets and lost four.

The women’s second team then turned in another decisive victory, beating Craigmuir 2 by 12 sets to three in a rescheduled match.

The third pair of Jennifer Broadley and Barbara Watson won all six sets, while the second pair of Janet Thomson and Corinna Gow won four of five.

The first pair of Wendy Sanger and Diane Forbes won four sets and lost two.

The men’s second team refused to be beaten by the long trip to St Andrews or the wind and rain, pulling out a draw against St Andrews 2 after the captains agreed to play only two rounds because of the danger of hypothermia. The first pair of Murray Pert and Fraser McGlynn split their two matches and Donald Watson and Alan Sykes lost four sets in close matches.

However the performance of the night came from the third pair of Andy Baxter and Scott Lorimer, who won all four of their sets. This they did in improbable fashion in the first set, with Scott serving at 1-5, 0-40, on a second serve, against St Andrews’ first pair. But they rallied to level the set and went on to win it in a tie-break.