Lundin undefeated on lovely night for tennis

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DIVISION three strugglers Tayport provided Lundin’s opposition on a glorious evening for tennis.

With Greg Traill missing due to last week’s injury and Jim Douglas still unavailable, Douglas Allan made the long and much appreciated trip down from Aberdeen to take his place in the Lundin team alongside Stuart Kerr.

Also, after an absence of seven years, a reluctant Stuart Mackie took to the courts albeit under a little duress to partner Andy Cargill.

The season’s consistent pairing of Jamie Douglas and Brian Ortmann completed the home side’s line up.

There were highlights aplenty for Lundin, with the outcome never really in any doubt.

Jamie and Brian, playing probably their best tennis together so far, saw off all of Tayport’s pairings, claiming maximum points with the loss of only six games throughout the entire match.

The complete annihilation of Tayport’s Ness brothers being the most satisfying part of the night for them, after having lost to the same pairing earlier in the campaign.

The partnership of Allan and Kerr also managed to take full points from proceedings and this after having trailed 3-6 in a tie-break to the aforementioned Ness brothers, rallying to eventually claim a stunning 11-9 win in front of Douglas’ admiring parents.

Mackie’s involvement sparked a lot of interest and much to the players own relief and satisfaction, he along with Cargill eased their way into the match against the visitors’ third seeds with another win for the home side.

They followed this up with a commendable two draws to end the evening undefeated.

The overall scoreline of 8-1 in Lundin’s favour was just revenge for a carelessly dropped point versus the same opposition just a few weeks previously.

The appearance of the unfortunate John Murdoch was a welcome sight and best wishes from all the players are extended to him for his impending hospitalisation and subsequent recuperation period.