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Rothes Tennis Club on course for three titles in Galbraith Highland League

By Jonathan Clark

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IT WAS another successful week for Rothes Tennis Club in the Galbraith Highland League.

Fraser Scott in action. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Fraser Scott in action. Picture: Becky Saunderson

The club's women remain unbeaten and set to win their league, while both the men's and mixed teams are also on track for promotion.

Rothes women are eight points clear of second place Grantown B, and look set for promotion from Division Three. The foursome’s latest victims were the visiting Forres B, who they crushed 8-0.

In the same league, Lossiemouth defeated Grantown 6-3 while, one tier higher in Division Two, Forres defeated Elgin C 7-2 and Elgin B defeated Nairn 8-2.

Elgin women’s A team look set to go where none has gone before as they are now odds on to win Division One. The trophy has never, in its 31-year history, ended up at Duff Avenue. The team is sitting in the top spot, albeit on sets percentage but, crucially, with two matches in hand.

Elgin A has benefited from the travails of Nairn A, who had four points deducted because of cancelling two matches without good reason.

Rothes' men lead the way in the fight for promotion from Division Three. However, they are not in as comfortable a position as their female counterparts as two points separate the top four teams. They also managed to win 8-0 last time out against Inverness C.

The division's only other match saw Rothiemurcus and Aviemore win 8-0 against Elgin D.

Lossiemouth men’s team looking good to move up to the top flight. The team is undefeated in six matches, and are three points clear of title-favourites Kingussie. The Seasiders’ latest result was a convincing 8-1 win at Nairn.

In Men's Division One, Elgin thrashed Inverness 8-0, while Elgin B defeated relegation-threatened Forres A 5-4.

The Mixed Division Two title is in Rothes’s sights as they lead Inverness B by one point, with Forres A two points behind with a game in hand. The mixed team received a walkover win against Tain.

Forres and Inverness B clashed on Monday evening in a ding-dong encounter. Both sides won 42 games, but sets are what count and the match ended in a 5-5 draw.

Elsewhere in Mixed Divison Two, Nairn B beat Elgin C 5-0.

In Division Three, Gordonstoun and Rothes drew 5-5 while, in Division One, Elgin hammered Grantown 8-0.

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