Teams End Successful Season on a High

Leek Tennis Club’s Teams brought a successful season to a close during the third week of August as they each achieved their respective goals set at the start of the season.

The A team finished a storming second half of the season, in which they won 3 of their last 4 matches to ensure Division one survival, with a comprehensive victory over relegation rivals Florence. Needing to win 2 out of four rubbers to guarantee survival in their last match, the A team got the job done quickly as they won both of the opening rubbers to put survival beyond any doubt.

The survival push was however built on a fantastic run in which saw them beat Stone A 3-1, Alsager A 3-1, pick up 1.5 points against Endon and finally win their final home match to seal survival.

The B team also finished strongly as they won their final match of the season 4/0 to cap an already secured promotion into Division 2 of the Staffordshire County league. The match represented Luke Thompson’s 21st win in 22 rubbers played this season. The B team must now await other results to come in to learn if they have pipped Eccleshall A to the Division 3 title.

The C team however know that they have already secured silverware having amassed a mammoth 59 points in Division 3 of the City and Suburban League. The title will ensure the club has two teams in Division 2 of the C&S league for the first time in 6 years.

Leek D team, which is a development side offering talented juniors their first taste of league tennis finished with a two outstanding homes wins. As they beat both experienced club rivals Abbey View E and high-flying Draycott C.

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