LEXDEN Hill A gained an important win in Men's Division One of the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis League.

With four out of the five teams in this division in danger of relegation, all points are vital.

And Lexden Hill's 6-3 victory over The Officer's Club B took them five points off the bottom.

The Officer's Club B then won 7-2 against Kirby A to move level with Lexden Hill.

In Division Three, West Mersea pulled clear at the top after defeating second-placed Kirby B, 8-1.

Helen Bennett and Karen Capon were successful in two tie breaks in Lexden Hill A's 5-4 victory over The Essex A, in the Ladies Premier Division.

Frinton A are now top of this division after defeating Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club B, 8-1.

In Division One, Colchester Officer's Club A alleviated relegation fears with a 7-2 victory over Lexden Hill B.

The Essex B remain unbeaten in this division following a 6-3 defeat of Kirby A.

Also unbeaten are Wivenhoe A in Division Two although they were made to fight hard by Spring Lane A in their 5-4 victory.

The Essex D missed an opportunity to go top of Division Three when they lost 5-4 at home to the Officer's Club B.

Anna Bisco and Pippa Garbutt were in excellent form, winning all their three sets.

Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club C lead this division after defeating The Essex E 8-1.

In the Mixed Premier Division, Dedham A have given themselves a chance of avoiding relegation following a first victory.

Duncan Hewitt and Laura Cuddon-Large showed great fighting spirit in winning all their three sets, in a 5-4 win against the Officer's Club A.

In Division Two, Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club B inflicted a first defeat on The Essex C, winning 5-4 but Wivenhoe A are top following a 9-0 defeat of Spring Lane B.

Dedham B with 6-3 and 5-4 victories against Kirby B and Lexden Hill B respectively are looking strong in Division Three.

West Mersea are well clear at the top of Division Four following their sixth consecutive victory of the season, beating David Lloyd A 6-3.