Tennis: Catford Wanderers suffer relegation

Catford Wanderers’ mixed seconds were relegated last week despite an evening draw against visiting Wickham Park.

Needing a win to have any chance of avoiding the trapdoor, they began well with Andy Hellier and Julie Taylor beating Mike Parbry and Tricia Cook 7-6.

Steve and Ruth Owens  shared sets with Scott Greenwood and Pauline Maleod to further boost their hopes.

Dennis Costelloe and Basia Olsinska crashed to Dominic Surrey and Sharon Brown 6-7 3-6 after a disastrous tie-break.

With the second round to come there was still some hope, but bad light resulted in the failure to complete both sets.

Wanderers’ mixed first team were at Hartley Country Club where they had a comfortable 4-2 victory to ensure a mid-table position in the First Division and send the home side down. The team was Martin O’Brien, Lyndon Douglas, Brian Brass, Kathy Aldridge, Lilla Brown and Julia Taylor.

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