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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.

Edgars Barvinskis of Newark Tennis Centre serves during a doubles match against Notts Tennis Centre, at The Pavillion, London Rd, Newark. 190120TV3-5. (34520021)
Edgars Barvinskis of Newark Tennis Centre serves during a doubles match against Notts Tennis Centre, at The Pavillion, London Rd, Newark. 190120TV3-5. (34520021)

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.



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