Scottish Inter Club Challenge
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The draws for the 2020 Scottish Cup competitions have been carried out by Tennis Scotland and published today at the Scottish Inter-Club Challenge Cup.
In the women’s competition, holders Newlands receive a bye and will play away to the winner of the 1st Round match between Edinburgh Waverley and the David Lloyd club, Glasgow West End. Beaten finalists in 2019, Blackhall will travel to either Thistle or Stonehaven for a 2nd Round match. Dunfermline Women, champions a record 18 times, travel to Aberdeen in their opening tie for a tricky encounter with the local David Lloyd club.
With last season’s men’s semi-finalists receiving byes into the Round of 16, one of the most attractive first round matches has the David Lloyd club, Aberdeen travelling to the south side of Glasgow to face Clarkston and, if victorious, the 2018 champions could face the 2019 runners-up Whitecraigs at the quarter-final stage. Bridge of Allan, strongly fancied to go far into the men’s draw, have a home tie against the David Lloyd club, Hamilton.
Current champions Newlands are drawn in the opposite half of the draw to Whitecraigs but could meet local rivals Giffnock in a testing quarter-final tie.
The finals of this season’s Scottish Cup, Scotland’s premier inter-club competition and first contested in 1896, will be hosted by the Newlands club in Glasgow on Saturday 20th June. Tennis Scotland, which stages the event, is keen for the finals to be held in clubs throughout Scotland with venues for 2021 and 2022 to be announced later this year.
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