The weather was much improved on Sunday, 28 April, following the departure of Storm Hannah overnight, but the conditions were still far from ideal.
Nevertheless, Woodfield Grove and Wigmore played host to Telford Park and Norbury Park respectively, but lost under the narrowest of margins, all participants thoroughly enjoying the day of unique Millennium Cup competition.
Full reports will follow but, in the meantime, here are the detailed match results from both ties:
Woodfield Grove TC lost to Telford Park LTC 3-6
[WGTC names first]
Women’s Singles: Jo Kiernander d Pru Hodgkinson, 7-5 6-1; Men’s Singles: Tom Cooper d Stephane Legrand, 6-4 7-5; Women’s Over 40 Singles: Ali Epton lost to Kate Sheehy, 6-2 7-5; Men’s Over 45 Singles: Charles Wainwright lost Keith Lavender, 6-1 6-3; Girls Under 16 Singles: Izzy Marin-Curtoud lost Tilly Reed, 6-2 6-4; Boys Under 16 Singles: William Boulanger lost to Zak Lavender, 6-1 6-0; Women’s Doubles: Candice Kyle & Esme Kyle lost to Jill Pitty & Juliet Griffiths, 6-0 7-5; Men’s Doubles: Blaise Marin-Curtoud & David Knott d James Binny & Paul Beesley, 6-4 6-1; Mixed Doubles: Mark Jannaway & Naomi Anderson lost to Mark Rothwell & Ellen Hoyle, 6-3 4-6 [10-5].
Wigmore LTC lost to Norbury Park LTC 4-5
[Wigmore names first]
Women’s Singles: Erika Behling lost to Charmaine Boyd, 7-6 6-1; Men’s Singles: Matt Kiziltan d Nikos Tzenas, 6-0 6-0; Women’s Over 40 Singles: Linda Patto lost to Carole Watson, 6-3 6-3; Men’s Over 45 Singles: Julian Stubbs lost to Marek Strzelichohski, 3-6 6-3 [10-8]; Girls Under 16 Singles: Edie O’Dwyer d Yasmine ?, W/O; Boys Under 16 Singles: Billy O’Dwyer d Luis Rodriguez, 6-3 7-5; Women’s Doubles: Sarah O’Dwyer & Jenny Burton d Lisa Patient & Anne-Marie O’Hara, 4-6 6-1 [18-16]; Men’s Doubles: Tom Murray & James McLennan lost to Tony Abell & Terry McGranaghan, 6-3 4-6 [11-9]; Mixed Doubles: Sharon Goulds & Nick Eastwood lost to Helen Mountain & Adam Mountain, 6-2 6-4.
This weekend’s results have narrowed the gap to just 2 points between Telford Park at 13 and Standings leaders, Grafton, at 15, with Wigmore lying third (12) and Norbury Park and Woodfield Grove sharing the bottom of the leaderboard with 7 points apiece.
With two ties yet to be played, Grafton, Telford and Norbury each have an opportunity to stretch ahead, while Wigmore and Woodfield, with just one tie outstanding each, now have little chance of overtaking the leaders.
Click HERE to view the latest Points Standings.
Next to play are Wigmore, who will host Grafton on Sunday 12 May, while Norbury Park take on Telford Park at home.
The two top finishers in the Points Standings will contest the Final over the weekend 29/20 June.