Bubwith tennis club’s men’s first team visited Boston Spa this week on what turned out to be a lovely sunny, rainy, windy, warm and cold morning...!
With a strong line-up, Bubwith led right from the start, taking a close first round 19-17 and by two points to one.
Into the second round and showing no signs of slowing down, Jon Longthorp and Daryl Young achieved eight games to set things in motion.
Backing them up were Rob Jackson and Mark Harris who also managed an 8-4 win.
Bubwith didn’t have it all their own way though, as again Boston Spa dug their heels in to record an 8-4 victory of their own and pick up a valuable point.
The final round saw Doug Smith and Shaun Pinchbeck battle hard in now wet and blustery conditions to earn a 6-6 draw and half a point.
Jon and Daryl went one better in the third round and finished with a flurry to win 9-3, confirming all three points for the day.
Eager to share the spoils were Rob and Mark who also reached three points with a 7-5 final round victory.
All in all it was a very good performance , resulting in a 61-47 9.5 to 2.5 win for Bubwith.
Jon and Daryl took 25 games and three points, Rob and Mark claimed 22 games and three points, and Doug and Shaun managed 14 games and half apoint.
The ladies team (pictured) had a close and competitive match at home to David Lloyd thirds.Anna Airaksinen and Louise Smith top-scored with 26 games, 9-3, 8-3 and 8-4.
Second pair Christine Frazer and Ann Wottge scored 7-5, 6-6 and 7-5, 20 games, and Lizanne Southworth and Paula Tunbridge as the third pair totalled 15 games.
This is the ladies’ third win in three matches.
Next week the ladies team is away to Wiggington. We wish them continued success.
The mixed seconds had a stunning away win against local rivals Cliffe.
Alastair Southworth and Ann Wottge scored 21 games, so too did the second pair Julia Barber and Daryl Young.
The final score was 56-52, an exact reversal of the opening match of the season this time last year.
Next week, the Mixed seconds are at home to David Lloyd, which will no doubt be a tough match.