17 April 2016 :
7-2 win over Woodfield Grove…
On a sunny, but very chilly day, Woodfield Grove came to Telford Park for the first of the fixtures in this year’s competition.
First up were the boy’s and men’s singles and each club took a win, the men being particularly hard fought with tie-breaks in both sets.
New Woodfield member Alec Kenningham won his first Boys 16 and Under match for the club, 6-0 6-1, against Finn Raben-Christensen, and Anna Thompson, playing for the first time as an adult rather than a junior, saw off a strong challenge from Florrie Black by holding her nerve in the third set of the match tie-break to win the Open Women’s singles.
These were the only two rubbers WGTC won, but the team fought hard, Charles Van Caloen narrowly losing the Men’s Singles in two straight, very tight, tiebreak sets to Mark Rothwell, while it was a first match outing for several of the visiting team.
This is what the competition is all about!
Especially well done to Woodfield’s Viviana Bustamente, who played her first match ever. Even though she lost to Anna Patchett in the Girls U16s, she overcame her nerves and played a good game.
In the Men’s 45+ Telford’s Richard Povey’s experience won out over Jon’s enthusiasm and verve, also playing his first match for Woodfield Grove.
The doubles matches were very entertaining to watch, especially the men’s, who specialised in very exciting rallies volley to volley – fabulous reactions from all!
Well done to everyone on a great start to the season.
Report by Juliet Griffiths, Telford Park LTC
Telford Park defeated Woodfield Grove 7-2
(Telford Park names first)
Women’s Singles: Florrie Black lost to Anna Thompson 5-7 6-2 [1-0]; Men’s Singles: Mark Rothwell d Charles Van Caloen 7-6 7-6; Women’s Over 40 Singles: W/O to Telford Park; Men’s Over 45 Singles: Richard Povey d Jon Elwes 6-1 6-2; Girls Under 16 Singles: Anna Patchett d Viviana Bustamante 6-2 6-1; Boys Under 16 Singles: Alec Kenningham d Finn Raben-Christensen 6-0 6-1; Women’s Doubles: Alison Reeves & Miranda Kirwan d Andrea Thompson and Jo Kiernander 6-1 6-2; Men’s Doubles: John MacLean & Adrian Jones d Blaise Marin-Curtoid & Lev Husnu 6-2 6-4; Mixed Doubles: Sally Binny & James Binny d David Snook & Carole Britton 6-3 6-0.