Cumberland start league season with disappointing defeats

TENNIS: Cumberland opened their National Club League campaign with defeats for both the men and women. The men lost 5-1 to Paddington while the women lost out in a thrilling tie-break shoot-out after drawing 2-2. Meanwhile, in the Middlesex League premie

TENNIS: Cumberland opened their National Club League campaign with defeats for both the men and women.

The men lost 5-1 to Paddington while the women lost out in a thrilling tie-break shoot-out after drawing 2-2.

Meanwhile, in the Middlesex League premier division, Cumberland women's first team hammered the club's second string 11-1 in the opening fixture at Alvanley Gardens.

Cumberland women firsts: Lena Keothavong, Tilly Callow, Laura Pursall and Natalie Bell.

Second team: Susie Whitmore, Jemima Morris, Sophie Purnell, Anna Francis, Elena Paitra and Michelle Barber.