The U14 mixed doubles tennis team of Ed Dare and Cordie Cavill, Charlie Medforth and Bryony Underwood and Henry Palmer and Alice Mowforth were victorious at the third staging of the U14 and U12 Hymers invitational tournament.
This was our first success at the event, and really was a team effort.
Each pair played every other pair for 15 minutes, with the total games deciding the winners of each round of matches. After defeating Wolfreton comfortably in the first round, the team then faced much tougher opposition from St Peter’s.
We made a terrible start, seemingly losing every ‘sudden death deuce’ point in the top two matches, but Henry and Alice kept us in it. We trailed 8-6 after round one, had it level at 15-15 after round two, then ran away with round three to win 26-20, with the top two pairs playing really well.
We then needed to avoid defeat against Hymers, who fielded a particularly strong first boy. Their first pair won all three rounds, but a 5-0 success for Charlie and Bryony in their first match swung it our way, and the match finished 20-16 to us. A great way to end the season.