On Thursday 6th August Barnard Castle took on New Blackwell Tennis Club from Darlington. The opening pair of Nigel Daniels and Ryan Bond opened up with a comfortable win taking the match 6-1, 6-2. On the other court a slow start cost Jonathan Kirk and Adam Thompson the first set 1-6 before bouncing back to take the second set 6-2.
In the reverse fixtures Jonathan and Adam raced away with the first set 6-0 before battling back from the brink in the second set to take it to a tie-break and eventually taking the set 7-6. On the other court Nigel and Ryan took the first set of their second match 6-3 before also being taken to a tie-break in the second set and eventually losing the tie-break. This gave Barnard Castle a 6 sets to 2 victory.