The Dunfermline Tennis Club hosts the “French Open” tournament


THE second Grand Slam is in full swing at Roland Garros and a Parisian touch is found on Sunday at the Dunfermline Tennis Club.

Members of the Bothwell Street club got into the spirit of the French Open by hosting their own fun tournament, which saw prizes offered to winners, and for wearing a fake mustache for its entire duration.

The carnival nature of the event comes as the club’s men’s first team continue to ride high atop the VMH Solicitors East of Scotland tennis league, League Two, at the halfway mark.

They continued their recent good form with a comprehensive 12-0 win over Braid – which saw them lose just nine games – to take them to eight points from five games, ensuring they kept pace with Colinton and Hatton at the top.

The top two will face off in their next game, with Dunfermline looking to avenge their home loss to Colinton and Hatton earlier this season which is, so far, their only loss in the league campaign.

Dunfermline men’s runners-up, looking to cement their League 3B status, picked up their first win since opening week by beating Blackhall runners-up 8-6 away, while third-placers have their hands full to keep their place in Ligue 7B.

In another hotly contested game, they lost 8-6 to the Barnton Park five, before a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash on all fours from St Serf.

The first ladies, however, are now four points behind top-flight leaders Braid after an 8-4 defeat at Thistle, while the seconds maintained their position in the middle of League 3B despite also losing 8-5. to David. Lloyd Corstorphine.

In League 7B, the thirds picked up an impressive 8-6 victory over unbeaten thirds Grange Dyvours – staking their own claim to the top of the league in the process – with Carol Williams and Rachel Bright, in the final game of the match, clinching a tie-break success, while the four were beaten 11-4 to Dean seconds in League 8A.

In the junior leagues, Dunfermline’s mixed under-10 team secured a 5-1 win over Colinton.

The men’s and women’s winners of the French Open were Stuart Turnbull and Carol Williams.

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