Abbeydale B were 3-1 victors in the penultimate home match for the Saturday men’s team. It was a very Autumnal day with a strong Northerly breeze, occasional drizzle, overcast skies and a temperature just into double figures, not ideal you could say.
Despite the weather, Glyn and Liam Rudge had a very close rubber against the first Abbeydale couple and just lost on a deciding tie-break after sets of 7-5, 6-7. Danny Lidster and Cliff Andrews lost 0-6. 1-6 to the seconds and then by 16,0-6 to the first pair. In their second rubber Glyn and Liam beat the second Abbeydale pair by 6-3, 6-1 to gain Ridgeway’s only win of the day. The final match score was Rubbers 1-3, Sets 3-5 and Games 27-41.
The team plays its last home match of the season next Saturday with a home match against Graves C. That will leave the team with just three away matches to complete the season.