lan MacDonald (Barnton Park) and Sam MacNeill (Dunfermline) were unbeaten with a hat-trick of wins but it was not enough to prevent East tennis men suffering a 3-6 defeat by Yorkshire on the second day of the AEGON Summer County Cup’s Group Two at Cromer.
East, who drafted in Jamie Hunter for a debut, now face leaders Suffolk in bidding to get off the mark.
There was a setback, too, for the East women in the elite top group at Eastbourne.
They went down 3-6 to Hertfordshire with Millie Stretton and Sarah Mcfadyen two three-setters and losing a third in a tight deciding tie-break.
East women also had a win by Mhairi Beattie and Emma Devine and, like their male counterparts, face unbeaten opposition today in Buckinghamshire.