Robinson wins but CI suffer

THERE was double disappointment for the Channel Islands tennis teams in the LTA Winter County Cup.

Straight sets winner at No. 5: Guernsey’s Nico Robinson. (0858755)
Straight sets winner at No. 5: Guernsey’s Nico Robinson. (0858755)

THERE was double disappointment for the Channel Islands tennis teams in the LTA Winter County Cup.

The men were relegated from Division 5a after suffering three 8-1 defeats, while the women failed in their one-match promotion play-off against the Isle of Man 7-2.

CI county coach Andrew Evans, who oversaw the men’s team in Devon, said: ‘On paper it looked like we had some bad results. But we blooded a few younger players in and they performed to a high standard.

‘We were without four or five men’s players, so realistically we thought we might be relegated. To put it into perspective, last year James Connolly played at number five in the team and this year he was our number one.'