The Midweek Mixed team gained its fourth win in six matches with an exciting win in a tight match against Stocksbridge C at Ridgeway. All four rubbers went to deciding tie-breaks. Ridgeway’s first couple of Malcom Harris and Mel Wright lost to the visitor’s first pair on a deciding tie break after sets had been shared at 4-6, 6-2. Meanwhile Keith Hukin and Lindy Payling also lost to the second pair ona deciding tie-break after sets of 7-5, 4-6. This meant the team were 2-0 down on rubbers with sets shared at 2-2 and games shared at 21-21. With such a close match there was all to play for. In the second round Malcolm and Mel won their deciding tie break against the seconds after scores of 3-6, 6-2 and Keith and Lindy beat the first couple on the tie break after set scores of 6-2, 4-6.
When it was all added up the final match score was Rubbers 2-2, Sets 4-4, games 42-37 in Ridgeway’s favour. Could you get a closer game? Yes is the answer, but this was almost as tight as they come. Well done team for that fight back from 0-2 down.