In the last match of the Men’s season in Div 5 of the S & D league the team suffered an agonising defeat to Grove C by 4-5 at Ridgeway.n It was along afternoon and lots of close tennis
The team comprised Dave and Steve Bramhall, John Firth and Tim Robinson and Danny Lidster and Mick Mason. In the first round of matches Steve and Dave lost on a long tie break after sets of 7-5, 3-6 against the first Grove pair whilst John and Tim lost to the seconds by 0-6, 2-6 and Danny and Mick beat the thirds by 6-3, 7-5. In the second round of matches Steve and Dave beat the seconds on a long tie break after sets of 6-3, 3-6; Danny and Mick beat the firsts on a long tie break after sets of 7-6, 0-6 whilst John and Tim just lost to the thirds by 4-6, 6-7. After two runds the match stood at 3 rubbers each with all to play for in the last round. Grove eventually edged it as although Steve and Dave beat the thirds by 6-4, 6-0, Tim and John lost to the firsts by 3-6, 5-7 and Danny and Mick lost to the seconds by 1-6, 1-6.
The final match score was: Rubbers 4-5, Sets 7-11, Games 75-95.
The late Summer league starts on July the 16th when the format changes to four man teams.