Wellow Tennis club completed their Apsley League One programme with a convincing win on a hot Sunday afternoon on the grass at South Hants.

The victory saw Wellow rise to the top of the table with just one defeat over the season.

However their two closest rivals – Winchester B and Totton & Eling B – both have fixtures still to complete and it won’t be until early October that Wellow finally learn whether their record will gain the club a place in the Premier Division for the first time in over twenty years.

In the match against South Hants, Wellow adapted quickly to the grass winning the mixed doubles round 3-1. First pair Matt Wallis and Cathy Tarvin dropped the first set but then won the next two for the loss of just two games. Second pair Ben Wallis and Laura Dodington strolled through their match for the loss of four games and third pair Gordon Taylor and Judy Wallis also had a comfortable win 6-3, 6-3. Fourth pair Laurent Watremetz and Rita Hampson recorded Wellow’s only loss going down narrowly 6-7, 3-6.

Wellow’s ladies then powered through the two ladies doubles with Wallis and Tarvin winning 6-4, 6-2 and second pair Dodington and Hampson dropping just two games. The Wallis brothers playing first pair for Wellow excelled in an impressive victory 6-1, 6-0. Wellow’s second pair of Taylor and Watremetz just lost out in three set match 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. The match ended a very successful Apsley league season for Wellow with their only defeat being in their first match against Winchester B early in June.

Jointly captained by Paul Goodman -who was absent for the last match – and Cathy Tarvin the team can now only wait and hope that the remaining results work in their favour with a key match being the meeting between Totton & Eling and Winchester on September 18.