Bishopthorpe claimed a 60-48 victory against Dunnington to top division 2 of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, but only by alphabetical order. Those two teams and David Lloyd, who beat Appleton, are all equal on points and games difference. Boston Spa continue to chase after a comprehensive 70-38 win over bottom club Pocklington, which included the weekend’s top score of 33 games from Lesley Bowling and Lorraine Peary. Meanwhile, Rufforth had a narrow 56-52 victory against Castlegarth.
The top two teams and early pace setters in divison 5, both suffered defeats. Leaders, Bubwith, losing 66-42 at Bishopthorpe 2, whilst Wigginton 2 were downed by a consistent performance from all three Dunnington couples, resulting in their 70-38 victory. Despite a 27 game haul from Natalie Muir and Kim Lees, Stamford Bridge were unable to prevent Fulford 3 from claiming their first win of the season.
Fulford 2 and Wistow remain unbeaten in division 3, the former having a comfortable 70-38 triumph at Riccall. Cliffe went down 56-52 at Wigginton, in spite of a 26 game haul from captain Jane Pemberton and Emma Foster, whilst Popp lost by the same score to Knaresborough.
Wilberfoss remain top of division 6 after a resounding 80-28 victory at Dunnington. High scores by all three couples, including 28 games from Pauline Hull and Christine Thomas, gave Sheriff a colossal 82-26 win against Copmanthorpe, meantime, David Lloyd’s victory over Poppleton moves them up to third.
Wendy Stirke and Louise Lister teamed up to bag 32 games for division 1 high flyers York in their comprehensive win against Fulford. Poppleton stay in touch after overcoming York’s second team. Starbeck recorded their second victory of the campaign with a close 55-53 result against Pocklington. Elsewhere, Castlegarth failed to capitalise on the 23 games scored by Sue Jacklin and Rachel Hill, losing 59-49 to Dunnington.
Division 4 leaders, David Lloyd, narrowly lost to Boston Spa, Nicola Slater and Margaret Lindley’s 24 games proving a significant contribution in Boston’s win. Copmanthorpe and Tollerton occupy second and third spots after victories over New Earswick and Knaresborough respectively.