Monday, 11 September 2017 14:26

Ladies flying start Featured

Written by Bobby Kerr

HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's 1st Ladies Veterans team, having been promoted to West League division one last year, were very keen to get off to a good start when they began their 2017 campaign last week — and they could not have wished for a more positive win against David Lloyd West End.

Karrie Walters and Ann Morison, at first couple, were far too strong for their opposition, collecting all three sets in record time without losing a game.

At second pair Yolande Trewhella and Gay Black encountered far stiffer opposition, with the visitors proving to be a very consistent, steady couple. However Gay and Yolande were not to be outdone and the combination of Yolande's impressive serving and Gay's retrieval skills were just enough to secure all three sets 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 and give the team an overall 6-0 victory.

The team's second match was a completely different proposition against a very strong Clarkston side.

Karrie and Ann just kept their noses in front to snatch the first set 7-5, but the Glasgow pair then upped their consistency level to take the second 6-3.

With all to play for in the decider, the home pair seemed in control at 4-1 up, but Clarkston were not to be denied and staged a fighting comeback to take it 6-4.

Yolande and Gay also faced a quality couple in their match and although they only narrowly lost the first set, the visitors became stronger as the match went on and were able to win the remaining two sets convincingly, leaving Helensburgh with a 5-1 defeat.

The club is hosting its annual Voters and Non-Voters tournament this Saturday from 1-4pm.

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