League leaders Huddersfield Lawn Tennis & Squash Club retained top spot after demolishing Skelmanthorpe on Monday evening – despite an injury-hit squad. 

With key players out the opportunity of a game fell to Keith Campbell – playing only his second game of the season – and Mike Coombes making his first appearance. 

The two players were too strong for their respective opponents. Mike Coombes played first against Chris Capstick. Coombes played consistently and won 3-0. 

Meanwhile, Campbell played Howard Willis from Skelmanthorpe. The HLTSC won the first match, nearly lost the second but came through it and then won the third. So he secured a 3-0 win. 

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Danny Lawton, whose auntie and uncle, Jenny and Andy Lawton, were both previous Skelmanthorpe squash champions, then played Mark Bradley. Lawton looked very comfortable at the start but as the match went on Bradley got better and better.

The HLTSC player won the first two games then came under a lot of pressure in the third. A tight and exciting game eventually went to him, though, 19-17 to seal a 3-0 win.

HLTSC take the win 12-0 and stay top of the table by one point over Phoenix who similarly took 12 points from their match.