Teenager Chloe Thomson represent the Bainfield banner in Sunday’s play down action of the ladies Scottish Junior Singles Championship and the 18 year old is bidding to be the first to bring that national title back to Edinburgh and The Hutchison Crossway Stadium.
Thomson – also a budding star under the outdoor code of the sport – competes in the section play hosted by Dunfermline venue Abbeyview and has a bye into the second round (1pm) where she awaits the outcome between Aberdeen and Arbroath.
East Lothian provide a major contender for title glory in the shape of Emma Logan (nee Brown) who is already an international star with 15 full caps to her name and that follows on from the 19 so far achieved with Junior Scotland. Logan has a 10am start in the first round and meets a budding young star in the shape of Falkirk challenger Kimberley Dodds who has TV exposure that suggests she will not be unduly fazed by meeting such an experienced opponent.
Lisa Barrett has 3 full and 22 junior caps to her name so carries a serious threat in the name of West Lothian and will hope to negotiate past her first round opponent Joanne Stewart of Turriff.
There is however a major threat to the whole field lurking nearby in the shape of East Fife icon figure Lesley Doig who has jet to capture this Junior title but enters the arena as the reigning Scottish Singes Champion proper. Doig is an outstanding talent currently has 12 full and 16 junior caps to her name, she opens in the first round against Ann Simpson of Elgin and if successful will face West Lothian or Turriff in the second round.
Midlothian introduce an emerging teenage star into the national arena for the first time in the shape of 16-year old Lorna Goldsmith who will be well schooled at the Dalkeith stadium for her first round match against Heather Garvie of Stonehaven.
Meanwhile today’s play in Division 1C of the ladies national leagues sees top of the table Bainfield bidding to complete a hat trick of opening wins when the Edinburgh Elite tackle Teviotdale at Hawick.
East Lothian travel to Galashiels to take on Tweedbank and bring in Megan Kivlin and Muriel Hamilton in place of the unavailable Janet Fairnie and Margaret Devine. West Lothian face an intense local derby against Balbardie at Livingston.