More success for Kilsby on-form tennis players

KILSBY Tennis Club continued their winning form this week when their men’s team travelled to County LTC in Division Two of the Northampton League.

Brian Perry and Mark Meagrow resumed their partnership and quickly despatched County’s second pairing 6-1, 6-0 and followed this up with a 6-3, 6-2 result against County’s first pairing.

On a rain-soaked evening, Tim Morris partnered James Loader and they were caught unawares as County’s first pairing quickly took advantage in the first set winning it 6-1. However, Tim and James responded to the challenge and were able to reverse the result in the second set winning 6-3.

They kept their form in the match against County’s second pairing and were able to get the result 6-4, 6-3. Overall this was a resounding 7-1 win for Kilsby moving them into the top half of the table having won five out of the eight matches played to date.

There was more success for Mark Meagrow and Brian Perry in the annual Long Buckby Tennis tournament at the weekend. Having won the Veterans’ Men’s title last year, despite stiff opposition they were able to retain their title once again without dropping a set.

Mark also sampled further success in the Long Buckby Veterans’ Mixed doubles competition. Entering for the first time with Samantha Knaves from Stony Stratford Tennis club, they were able to win the title without losing a match.

LAST week in the Northampton League, Kilsby Tennis Club entertained Rushden and Ferrers at their Rugby Road venue.

The weather was perfect, the new courts were fantastic and the result a very convincing 8-0 win.

As first pair, Steve Rose and Tim Morris got the team off to a flying start against Rushden’s second pair, taking little time to completely overwhelm them with two decisive sets winning 6-1 and 6-0.

They followed up that win with a slightly more competitive but still convincing two sets against Rushden’s first pairing winning 6-1, 6-2.

Brian Perry once again teamed up with James Loader and they also started very well against Rushden’s first pairing. Although there were tight games with hard hitting, James and Brian remained competitive and resilient and came out easy winners at 6-2, 6-0.

Against Rushden’s second pairing, they were able to maintain their form from the first match easily winning 6-1, 6-2. For Kilsby it is their first whitewashing of a side for some time and should spur them on for the rest of the season.

Kilsby welcomes new members and encourages players of all experience to come and view their new courts. They have men’s and mixed teams in the Rugby and Northampton leagues. Club nights are every Tuesday from 6.30pm and if anyone would like more information about membership, contact Ron Mason on 01788 822883.