Men’s team get exciting win against Graves B in Late Summer League match

Ridgeway beat Graves B in the re-arranged encounter when the original date for the match was ruined by heavy rain. The weather was poor again today (26th Aug) but the match was concluded at Graves after heavy rain showers again interrupted the play.  Whatever the weather Ridgeway came out of the match with a narrrow 5 game win after rubbers were shared at 2-2, sets at 4-4 bur Ridgeway squeezed home with a win on games by 34 games to 29.

In the first round of matches John Firth and Alin Carnariu lost to the first Graves pair by 2-6, 4-6 but Jasper Patel and Matt Metcalfe beat the seconds by 6-3, 6-0.  Ridgeway just three games to the good after the first round. John and Alin then beat the second couple by 6-0, 6-2 and Jasper and Matt lost to the firsts by 1-6, 3-6.  Totalled up the win was by just 5 games.  Well done team – in this format every game can prove to be vital so every player did their bit.

The result means the team is unbeaten so far with three wins from three played and two of those were on games countbacks.