BURNHAM Tennis Club ladies long drive to Stony Stratford proved worthwhile as they returned home with an impressive 7-1 victory.

In the first rubber, the Burnham second pair of Emma Shenton and Helen Trill managed to secure the first set in a tense tie-break, but the Stony duo upped their game and won the second set 6-2.

The first pair of Hazel Pickford and Sue Topchik had an easier time, beating the home second pair 6-3, 6-2.

In the second round of matches and despite being 4-0 down in their first set, Pickford and Topchik turned the game around and eventually won 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Shenton and Trill confirmed the Burnham ladies dominance when wining 6-4, 6-4.

The victory means Burnham are now in fifth position in Division One of the Bucks League.

Burnham men are still suffering from injuries to key players and went down 6-2 to Chesham Bois.

The main damage was done by the first pair, bothers Adam and Alex Henry, who live in Burnham but have family ties to the Chesham club.

They narrowly beat the first Burnham pair of Chris Beach and Dan Fulbrook 7-6, 7-5 and then comfortably despatched Chris Tucker and Tony Ritchie 6-1, 6-4.

In both matches against the second Chesham pair the sets were shared, so it was another frustrating afternoon for the Stomp Road club.

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