Newark Tennis Club compete across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire leagues
Both the first and second men’s teams at Newark Tennis Club played back-to-back fixtures over the weekend as members caught up on lost time.
The men’s 1st team kicked-off the action at home to Spalding, but failed to come away with the win after a late tie-break defeat.
Captain Sam Smith lost his single’s sets 6-1, 6-4 against a county-standard opponent. James Lalyk had more luck, winning his match after going to a third set tie break 6-4, 6-3.
The Newark pair were strong going into the doubles’ tie and took the first set 6-4.
They then went 4-2 up in the second, but an inspired Spalding comeback saw them win the set, as well as the following third set tie-break.
The firsts’ had a chance to quickly bounce back from their loss in the Lincolnshire National Division Two with a match in the Nottinghamshire National Division 1B.
But, again, they came up against strong opposition, losing 10-2 to Attenborough.
Captain Gary Brickles took a strong team to the Notts-based side, but it was only Jon Thornton who came away with any points, taking both his singles sets 6-4.
The 2nds also competed in both the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire leagues.
At Boston, in Division Two of the Lincs Division, the scoreline did not reflect Newark’s efforts as they lost 6-0. Matt Holmes and Jamie Croft were closely matched as long rallies ensued, but Boston came out on top in both singles’ sets.
Holmes lost 6-3, 6-2, while Croft fell to 6-3, 6-4 defeats.
The Boston team proved to be too experienced in their pairing match, winning 6-3, 6-1.
The Division 1A fixture in the Notts league had a similar pattern, despite top form from Edgar Barvinskis (pictured) who was the only player to take points in the 10-2 loss to Lady Bay.