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BSF TENNIS LEAGUE  -  by  Mark Pearson (Junior League Secretary) - 20th June 2018

The most exciting match of week 6 saw Lostock A narrowly beat David Lloyd Abitare in Division 2 and move past them into second spot. Lostock had beaten league leaders, David Lloyd Chorley, the previous week but David Lloyd Abitare were always going to present stiff opposition. The mixed sets were evenly balanced at 2-2. David Lloyd had a small advantage in the girls’ sets with a 2˝ -1˝ score-line, but the Lostock boys saw them home. Ted Kenny and Elliot Massey’s 6-4 victory over Joe Rogerson and Ollie Pope probably being the turning point. David Lloyd Chorley hang on to the top spot on sets difference following a convincing win at Hawkshaw A. Joe Jackson and Charlie Dixon took both their boys sets for Hawkshaw, but the Chorley girls, Corran Fernie, Holly Livingstone, Iona Macphee and Freya Branton, proved far too strong.


In Division 1, Holcombe Brook A recorded another emphatic win this week at Bradshaw A. The closest Bradshaw got to taking a set was the 3-6 that Emily Caton and Paris Noori recorded against Katie Smith and Scarlett Simmons. Their imperious start to the season with an emphatic win against Markland Hill B. Bellingham recovered from their narrow defeat of the previous week (against Holcombe Brook) to record a 10-2 victory at home to Markland Hill B. Grace Preston didn’t drop a game for Bellingham. Markland Hill A had the misfortune to have their match abandoned due to torrential rain for the second week running or perhaps this was fortune. In both matches, the weather intervened after the mixed sets had been completed leaving Markland Hill trailing. This week they were 3-1 down against Winstanley with Joe Siddle and Francesca Cuzzupe recording their only success. The abandoned result leaves Winstanley trailing Markland Hill A and Bradshaw A by one point in what promises to be a tight relegation battle.


Charlotte Francis took all three sets for Tyldesley at home to Lostock B, but finished on the losing side as Lostock ran out 8-4 winners. The win sees Lostock B move to the top of Division 3, but Holcombe Brook B were without a match and now have a game in hand.