Success in North-South League
Newcastle Tennis Club triumphed over Dundalk at the weekend in the latest fixture of the Autumn season North-South League.
The home team secured a 3-1 victory over the Louth side after four closely-fought matches at the Bryansford Road courts.
In the mixed doubles James Moore and Jane McIlwrath scored a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win over Dundalk’s Mort O’Shea and Irene Griffin.
On the other court, Newcastle’s Hazel Carder and Tony McIlwrath wrestled a hard-won 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 victory over Martin Bannon and Deirdre Keelan.
The men’s doubles saw a McIlwrath and Moore defeat at 4-6, 3-6, but overall success for Newcastle was guaranteed by the ladies pairing who served and volleyed to a 6-1, 6-3 win against the border team.