Scotland runners-up at the 2018 Four Nations Championships in Ireland

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Scotland finished as overall runners-up to England as the 2018 Four Nations' Championships concluded in Ireland on Monday. Men's and women's teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at the 55, 60 and 65 & Over age groups competed over three days of play at the Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club In Dublin.

The 19 player strong Scotland squad was representing Scotland over the 6 categories of Ladies and Men's 55+, 60+ and 65+.

The weekend saw plenty of successful and stand-out performances from the Scotland team. Marjory Love (Women's 65+) and Rosemary Dennis (Women's 55+) won all of their singles and doubles matches and both captained their teams to win their age groups.

Ronnie Terras and Ian Campbell successfully won all their singles and doubles matches against Ireland and Wales, a fantastic achievement. Late call-ups to the team, Colin Hanbidge took on the sun and the pressure to win a crunch doubles for the M60 team on Day 1 with Derek McKay achieving his first Scotland cap and also registering a crucial doubles win for the M55 squad.

The Scotland team ended the tournament with two age group titles winning the women's 55 & Over and 65 & Over events. Marjory Love (Women's 65+) and Rosemary Dennis (Women's 55+) won all of their singles and doubles matches and both captained their teams to win their age groups.

Finishing in runners-up position in the women's 60 & Over and men's 55 & Over competitions gave Scotland overall second place behind champions England with Wales finishing in third place ahead of hosts Ireland.
The event, played in glorious sunshine, was declared a great success with Tennis Ireland proving welcoming hosts.

Full results can be found on the tournament website.

Photo caption

Top - The Scotland Team

Right - Scotland W65 champions - Christine Lockhart Marjory Love Christine Windmill

 

 
 

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