Tennis round-up: Wheatley Hills, Doncaster latest

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Wheatley Hills (20) made progress in the Gainsborough Evening League KO Handicap Cup following their 91-56 win at Gainsborough seconds (10).

All three pairs played nine rubbers in total of 13 games with handicaps added to the respective totals.

Wheatley’s first pair, Alan Sutton and Lewis Nicholl, won all their three rubbers 7-6, 12-1, 11-2, with Danny Hill and Ian Ward claiming three 7-6 wins.

Third pairing Steve Turner and Lee Ridgill won two of their rubbers 7-6 but lost the third by the same margin.

Doncaster B beat visiting Wheatley Hills on games won after the two clubs shared the four rubbers in their South Yorkshire LTA Two-Couple League clash.

Jo Waite and Isobel Hossack lost 2-6, 3-6 against Rosie Crowley and Lucy Pratt and lost in the tie-break against Ellie Watson and Emily Thiede.

Youngsters Molly Jenkins and Jenny Collins beat Crowley and Pratt on a tie-break and Watson and Thiede in straight sets.

Doncaster beat visiting Hallamshire by the odd rubber in nine in their Sheffield & District Men’s League Division One clash.

Kevin Clegg and Ed Morris lost to the Hallamshire’s first pairing as did their team-mates, but bounced back to win their remaining rubbers.

Mick Hague and Jake Prime also served up wins over the Hallamshire second and third pairing, with Dave Cole and Luis Sylvester beating their second string on a tie-break.

The club’s B team claimed a 7-2 Division Two win at Beauchief B.

Steve Fairham and Liam Walsh led the way with a hat-trick of rubbers with Simon Causier and Chris Brocklehurst and Jonathan Warren and Ricky Mogali both chipping in with a brace.

Doncaster C romped to an 8-1 Division Three win over Graves.

Club chairman and former Doncaster Rugby Union Club centre, Tony Exley, teamed up with Toby Mettam to win all three rubbers with Steve Barrass and Dan Seddon also posting a 100 per cent return.

Ged Salisbury and Phil Kramer (2) completed the Doncaster tally.

The club’s D team suffered a 6-3 Division Five defeat at home to Queens Park.

No 1 pairing Dave Walton and Chris Warren claimed all three consolation rubbers with Jacob Bennett and Tom Huggins and Phil Mettam and Steve Rogers both drawing a blank.