The men’s Saturday team gained a win against Welbeck C at Ridgeway on Saturday by 5-4. It was a closely fought match in which five rubbers were decided on long tie-breaks, of which the visitors won 3. The match was played in really windy conditions which proved a challenge for everyone.
In the first round of rubbers Dave and Steve Bramall lost to the visitors first pair on the tie-break by 5-7, 6-2, John Firth and Tim Robinson lost to the seconds on a tie-break after sets of 3-6, 6-2 and Mick Mason and Steve Hill beat the thirds on a tie-break after sets of 6-2, 4-6. 2-1 to Welbeck after round 1. In the next round Dave and Steve took on the second pair and beat them 7-5, 6-3 whilst John and Tim beat the third pair by 6-2, 6-2. but Mick and Steve lost to the firsts by 2-6, 4-6. The score was 3rubbers each after two rounds. In the last round Dave and Steve beat the thirds by 6-2, 6-2 whilst John and Tim had a great win against the firsts, winning on the long tie-break (15-13) after sets of 4-6, 6-4. Mick and Steve lost to the seconds, again on a long tie-break (9-11) after sets of 3-6, 6-4.
The final match score was Rubbers 5-4, Sets 11-7 and Games 94-76.