DROITWICH ladies' B team impressed to edge out Evesham A in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Winter Tennis League.

Margaret Hughes and Heidi Harris battled to 6-3, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-3 victories.

Heather Fellows and Linda Price lost 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 but did enough to secure the winning draw and put Spa fourth in Division Four East.

The G team lost 4-0 at home to a solid Worcester E team.

Despite the best efforts of Kate Bates and Christine Brighton, they lost both matches in straight sets.

Fiona Fogg and Julia Brown went down 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2 as Droitwich remained fifth in Division 11 East.

Table-topping Droitwich Ladies F team were pipped by second-placed Far Forest in Division 11 East.

Mel Cook and Helen Whiteside won 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 and fell 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Bridget Gill and Shona Atherton lost 6-1, 6-2 but then triumphed 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 only for Forest to claim the points on sets won.

The C team were edged out at Evesham B in Division Seven East.

Suzy Levay and Alexa Dean won 6-1, 6-2 before going down 6-0, 6-3.

Anne Everard and Gillian McDonald lost in straight sets but hit back 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 only for Evesham to get the winning draw on sets won.

Droitwich men’s B team battled to a 3-1 victory at Belbroughton A.

Ian Bowman and Joe Maidment triumphed 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2.

Youngster James Stanford and Neil Bates lost 7-5, 6-4 before bouncing back 6-1, 6-2 to kickstart their season in Division Four East.

The G team fell 4-0 at Halesowen C and moved down to sixth in Division 11 East.

Ricky Hollander and Roger Brown lost 6-3, 7-5 and 6-2, 6-4 while Roger Satterthwaite and David Hughes went down in straight sets.

The E team lost 4-0 to a strong Worcester F team.

Dan Ballard and Jonathan Carter were beaten 6-1, 7-6 and 6-3, 6-1 while Nigel Hughes and Scott Gregory also lost for Spa who went bottom of Division Eight East.