HOLCOMBE Brook suffered double disappointment when both the ladies and men’s teams were beaten in Saturday’s Aegon National Team Championship semi-finals.

The event, held in Bournmouth, had started brightly for both teams with victories in Friday’s quarter-finals.

The ladies, who were seeded two, breezed past Stirling University winning 5-1.

The unseeded men’s team pulled off the shock of the day when they hammered the number three seeds, Sutton, by the same 5-1 margin. Unfortunately neither team could maintain the momentum the following day, the men going down to the unseeded Loughborough University.

The ladies came up against arch rivals Edgbaston Priory, surprisingly unseeded this year, and it was the usual tense affair between the two clubs before the Birmingham side edged it.

Hawkshaw Tennis Club’s Rachel Branagan showed her class in the annual Bolton Tennis Tournament, winning the singles’, ladies’ doubles’ and the mixed doubles’ events.