Scotland just missed out on retaining its overall Four nations’ title by one point as the 2019 championships concluded in Dublin on Sunday.
Scotland won both the Men’s 45 & Over and 50 & Over age group titles and finished second in the other four events. England however, with four wins, a second and a third place amassed 21 points to Scotland’s 20. The hosts, Ireland, finished in third position with 11 points with Wales winning 8 points.
The 2019 competition - a Group ‘A’ event for the 35, 45 and 50 & Over age groups - was hosted by Tennis Ireland and played over three days at the Castleknock Tennis Club in Dublin.
With every member of the Scotland team winning at least one rubber over the three days of competition, special mention should be given to Allan Ralston of the Men’s 45 team who won six rubbers out of six on his Scottish debut – a fantastic achievement!
Final overall positions:
1st – England 21 points; 2nd – Scotland 20; 3rd – Ireland 11; 4th – Wales 8.
Scotland’s age group winners
M45 Gordon Bell, Ross Matheson [captain], Allan Ralston
M50 Fraser Stirling [captain], Ronnie Terras, Jimmy Wood
Detailed results can be found at 2019 Four Nations