3 May 2023, by Steve Smith
NATIONAL TEAM RESULTS
Another win for the National Team – closing out 4-2 against Windsor.
Arthur & Bobby went unbeaten on the day with great performances.
Joe won a convincing singles at the number one spot 6-3, 6-0 whilst Alan had the toughest singles opponent at number 2, going down 6-2, 6-3.
Bobby had a relatively straightforward 6-2, 6-4 win. Arthur decided to take his time in tiring his aging opponent, winning the final set on a championship breaker 10-8.
With Joe & Alan losing quickly in the number 1 doubles 6-1, 6-2, this left Bobby & Arthur needing the final point to secure the match. This they did with flashes of brilliance, winning another championship tie-break 10-8. Great to have such depth & talent from the NOLTC junior contingent!
Photo left to right – Joe Cartledge, Allan Cooper, Bobby Hornby, Arthur Manson.
REGIONAL TEAM RESULTS
The Regional team won their first match of the season in dramatic style on Sunday at Gerrards Cross.
After the singles round, the match was tied at 2-2 following straight set wins by Brendan and Richard.
Thomas and Brendan scored an impressive doubles win beating their first pair in a deciding champions tiebreak.
Christian and Richard started strongly winning the first set in their doubles only to go down in the 2nd set and champions tie-break.
So at 2 rubbers each the tie entered into a Shoot-out.
With their number 1 player coming out on top against Christian, Brendan had to win his singles champions tie break, saving 3 match points he played some excellent tennis to get the win 11-9.
Thomas and Richard won their doubles shoot out 10-4 to secure the win.
Special mention to Brendan winning all his 3 matches including the crucial shoot out tiebreak.
Photo left to right – Thomas Bowden, Christian Peterson, Richard Evans, Brendon Emmanuel.
A great start to the season with a convincing victory wrapped up at the end of the singles rubbers. Convincing wins for 1st and 4th seeds Luke and Tim.
Mark won a really tight championship tie break 11-9. Scott wrapped up the win for the team in straight sets after a gruelling 2 hour match. Going into the doubles matches with a 4-0 lead, it ended with one rubber each. Tim and Luke lost in a championship tie break but Mark and Scott completed a solid start to the season with a straight sets win.
Photo left to right – Scott Aspley, Luke Strivens, Mark Whistler, Tim Bisch.