York Men’s Tennis 1sts achieved their first win of the season against Durham 2nds on Wednesday, lifting themselves from the bottom of the table.
In the two doubles games, both teams were fairly matched against each other. York’s first and third seeds, David Leff-Hallstein and Peter Thompson-Glover never clicked, their play suffering as a result.
The visitors looked stronger from the start and eventually won eight games to six. However, problems with the slippery surface were becoming evident.
In the first of the singles contests, Cameron Downey easily overcame Ross Adams 6-2 6-3. Similarly, the very able Mark Gregory of Durham beat York’s Chris Willis in straight sets, 6-3 6-4. In the top seeded game, Leff-Hallstein came back from defecits in both the first and second sets to eventually win the third.
Meanwhile, Thompson-Glover was powered off the court, losing 6-2 in the first but came back to take the next two sets 6-0, 6-2 and seal the 7-3 overall victory for York.