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Promotion joy for 1sts


By Connor Thompson


NEWARK TENNIS CLUB mixed 1sts won their final game of the season to earn promotion to Division Five.

The mixed 1sts thrashed Lady Bay’s mixed B team 16-2 to secure promotion from Division Six in style.

LtoR James Lalyk, Sam Smith, Sue Tomblin, Sara Jackson, Steph Smith, Adrian Smith. (4688154)
LtoR James Lalyk, Sam Smith, Sue Tomblin, Sara Jackson, Steph Smith, Adrian Smith. (4688154)

A dominating and clinical performance saw Newark concede just 39 games between the three mixed pairings.

Having picked up 11 points from their matches, Newark’s closest rivals were Grantham, who finished three points behind, on eight points.

Club captain Sara Jackson and partner Sam Smith eased to a straight sets victory over all three of their opponents as they won 6-1 6-0, 6-3 6-1 and 6-4 6-4.

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Sam Smith and Sara Jackson. (4688155) Sara Jackson and Sam Smith.. (4688157)

Steph Smith and Adrian Smith also won convincingly, conceding only two sets, as they won 6-2 6-0, 6-2 3-6 and 6-4 4-6.

Sue Tomblin alongside partner James Laiyk found things more easy going as they also won in straight sets, dropping just nine matches.

The results from their matches were 6-3 6-2, 6-1 6-0 and 6-1 6-2.

Captain Sara Jackson. (4688156)
Captain Sara Jackson. (4688156)

Sunday’s success ensured Newark finished their summer season on a high as the men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams prepare for the winter league, which is set to begin in November.



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