WALMER Men’s A team efforts to consolidate their position in Division One of the Bolton Tennis League were boosted when they visited Holcombe Brook A. Andy Davies and Josh Taylor led the way with 6-4, 6-4, 6-6 sets and Jay Hardy and Adam Gooddy added 6-2, 6-4, 3-6 sets. Walmer’s third pairing of Mike Davies and Tom Lemon added a 6-6 score, a vital half point for Walmer to take a 5-4 victory.

Walmer Men’s B had an open date but Walmer C were in action at home to Meadow Hill A in Division Six and they delivered an impressive win in the process.

Stew Hardy and Raj Rahman, Wyn Lees and Graham Jebb, and Julian Nuttall and Luke Blackburn each won three sets to set up a 9-0 win.

Walmer Mixed A were visitors to Lostock B in Division Two of the mixed league where a close-fought match ensued. They opened well in the mixed section with 6-3 wins for Phil Mansfield and Hattie Morley and Mike Davies and Dianne Hardman. Rick Morley and Gail Blackburn won 6-5 whilst Adam Gooddy and Lisa Morley lost 6-3.

Lostock recovered some ground in the ladies’ section where Dianne and Hattie scored 6-3, 1-6 and Gail and Lisa lost 4-6, 2-6. Mansfield and Gooddy got Walmer back on track with 6-2, 6-5 sets, then Morley and Davies scored 5-6, 6-3 to ease Walmer to victory by a very close margin.

In Division Three, Walmer B were at home to Bradshaw B and soon went behind in the mixed section with Raj Rahman and Sophie Parton their only winners by 6-5. Pam Leach and Mandy Winskill got some joy with 6-0, 4-6 sets but Kate Mans field and Sophie lost by 2-6, 4-6.

Steve Routledge and Graham Jebb won 6-4, 6-3 as Andy Parton and Rahman lost 4-6, 2-6 allowing Bradshaw to take the match 60-51.

The Mixed C team were at home to Lostock F with junior players making a big contribution.

Bruce Hardman and Fran Biggins won 6-3 as did Brian Richards and Elle Ward. Keith Fairhurst and Jill Ashworth won 6-4 as Dominic Siddall and Megan Suthurst lost narrowly at 5-6.

In the men’s section, Richards and Hardman won 6-1, 6-1 to give the home side a cushion but Fairhurst and Siddall lost 2-6, 3-6. The ladies kept the scores close and in the end Walmer won by 58-51.

In the Junior League Division Two, Walmer played Holcombe Brook B at Holcombe with Joe Donaldson and Elle Ward and Dom Siddall and Kate Mansfield winning 6-2. There was Luke Blackburn and Sophie Parton’s 6-4 and 6-6 from Hattie Morley and Megan Suthurst. Blackburn and Donaldson won 6-1, 6-4, as Siddall and Morley scored 4-6, 6-2.

Then for the girls, Megan and Sophie won 6-0, 7-5, and Kate and Elle 6-2, 1-6 for Walmer to win by 9.5/2.5.