Juniors come close to upset

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BOURNE B’s juniors almost caused an upset against Bourne A as they lost 5-3 in a hotly-contested match.

Will Palmer and Edward Nation got off to an impressive start for the juniors against David Kelby and Caroline Stimson, winning 7-2, 6-3, in a close match full of long rallies.

The scores were levelled by Lisa Gauci and Iain Ross, who needed seven match points to beat Matt Hassall and Jack Mangieri 8-1 6-3.

Bourne A took control of the match in the last two rubbers with David and Caroline performing solidly to draw 4-5 7-2 against Matt and Jack. Iain and Lisa ensured there would be no upset by beating Will and Edward 6-3 9-0.