Tennis v Brambletye
Senior Girls VI - won 6 matches to 3
The weather was so much better suited to tennis this evening which was a huge relief to the girls. They were feeling nervous going into the matches but they all played some superb matches with some very close scores.
The Ashdown first pair, Zadie and Arial, won all of their matches (6-0, 6-0, 6-5) with the final one being their trickiest. Taking an early lead, they got into a great rhythm with Zadie often staying back making some stunning returns all across the court and Arial at the net making some crucial placements of the ball in the opposing half. They were impressive to watch and although Brambletye put the pressure on later in the game, they held strong and succeeded with their third win of the evening.
Our second pair, Teresa and Alisa, won two out of three matches (6-2, 0-6, 6-4). They were a great pairing and always very supportive of each other. During their second match, three of the games came to sudden death at deuce, making for a very thrilling watch. Alisa's strengths were long returns whereas Teresa served beautifully.
Our third pair, Daisy and Michelle, won one of their matches (2-6, 6-4, 5-6). Michelle was bought into the match with ten minutes to spare as one of the original players was unwell. Considering they hadn't played together before, they did remarkably well. Daisy was most confident at returning from the back of the court which she did with confidence and Michelle had an impressive serve.
The girls came up against some great competition and really gave it their all. A very well deserved win! LP
Senior Boys VI - Lost 5 matches to 4
The senior boys travelled to our local rivals (Brambletye) for a lovely evening of tennis. The format was slightly different in it was the first pair to 4, not 6.
Kieran and Vlad worked extremely well with each other. Kieran with his superb powerful diagonal shots across the face of the court, which left the opposition standing hopelessly. And Vald with a very strong forehand picking out small gaps in their half. They won two out of three games so very well done! (1-4, 4-0, 4-1)
Paid number two were Tom and Dahiru. They both worked really well off each other, supporting each other, encouraging, it was nice to see. Tom’s services were definitely on point tonight with him rarely having to do a second serve, and with Dahiru with his lighting pace that gave him an advantage playing behind Tom times. (0-4, 0-4, 4-1)
Lastly Jean and Diego. Jean's backhand and overall movement are very nice and clean cut. He played some lovely powerful shots at times with lead to a win in the first game. Diego’s contribution was fantastic as he likes to play smartly, meaning, he quickly analyses the opposition's position and will play the shot he thinks is correct. Very smart play. (4-1, 3-4, 1-4)
Brilliant effort all round boys well done. JS