Tennis: Burnley rally to victory

Tennis: Burnley rally to victory

Tennis: Burnley rally to victory

First published in Sport

Burnley Tennis Club had another good week on the courts with a number of wins and close defeats.

Open Division One, Burnley A beat Parkwood A 3-2, after the first round games the score was level at 1-1, the teams switched courts to play the reverse matches, again both teams won one match each to have the game 2-2, game count back gave Burnley A team a great 3-2 win on games. Burnley B had a free week in open division One. In Open Division Two, Burnley C welcomed Accrington A team to Burnley on Saturday in what would be a tough game; both teams are having good seasons so far so it was always going to be a good match.

In the opening matches both Burnley pairs were under pressure after losing the first set, the Burnley pairs fought back to take the second set and take both matches into a deciding third set, strong tennis from the Burnley C team resulted in both pair winning the deciding set to win both matches and give Burnley a 2-0, in the reverse games Burnley overpowered their opposition to complete a 5-0 win Open Division Three Burnley D team travelled to Accrington to play Accrington B team.

It was another close fought out game between two teams who have had good starts to the season. After the first round of games, the score was level at 1-1, on the reverse matches the game had to be decided on game count back after both teams won one match each making the score 2-2.

Accrington B came out on top by 1 game to give them a 3-2 win Open Division 3 Burnley E played Parkwood B at Burnley, Parkwood who have missed out on promotion for the last two season by one point was always going to be a tough team to beat.

Burnley E had other ideas and a pushed Parkwood all the way losing 3-2 on game count back Division One Ladies League Burnley Ladies A team played Accrington Ladies B team, a solid performance from the Burnley ladies so they run out 7-2 winners Division One Mixed League Burnley A beat Burnley C 9-0, a strong Burnley A team were always going to be a match Burnley C would struggle to take anything from, Burnley A who have won the league for the last 4 years cruised to their win.

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