21st Jul. 11

Match Report for w/e 10/07/11

The Herne Bay mens 1st team had another good win in Kent League division 2 away to Bromley Cricket Club 1. They won 4 nil without dropping any sets. The team was Peter Elsden/Keith Clark and Martin Beckley/Graham Miles and this was their 4th win of the season. The ladies 2nd team also won 4-0 in division 4 at home to Hildenborough. Sarah Pout/Christine Hanson sailed through their 2 rubbers only dropping 7 games while Debbie Holden/Vanessa Webb came back from losing the 1st set in both rubbers to win in 2 championship tie-breaks. The ladies have now finished their season and won 3 out of 5 matches. In the midweek league the ladies 2nd team played 2 matches in division 4 winning both of them. The 1st was away to Bearsted’s 3rd team and they won 4-0. In this match Cloe Maple made a return to competitive tennis after a 10 year absence and in combination with Mary Haldin won both her rubbers. The other Bay pair was Mary Gibbon/Diana High who also won in straight sets although their 2nd rubber was cut short when one of the Bearsted players retired due to heat exhaustion. Their 2nd match was at home to Broadstairs 2 and they won this match 3-1. High & Gibbon played 1st pair and beat the Broadstairs 1st pair 7 – 6, 6 – 1 and lost to their 2nds 7 – 5, 6 – 7, 0 – 1. Mary Haldin played with Liz Harvey and they won 6 – 4, 7 – 5 and 7 – 6, 6 – 4. There was a good win by 3 rubbers to 1 for the mens 1st team in the East Kent League away to Chilham in division 1. Clark and Miles teamed up for their 2nd match of the weekend and won both their rubbers in straight sets and Dave Lawrence/Eddie Fisher won 1 rubber in a championship tie-break. In the Dover and District league the ladies team played 2 matches winning one and drawing the other. They played Canterbury away and won by 6 sets to 2. Sarah Pout/Vanessa Webb won all their sets and Debbie Holden/Mary Haldin won 2 sets. The 2nd match was away to Knoll and this was a 4 sets all draw – the same result when the 2 teams played at home. The team was Holden/Sue Toye and Webb/Christine Hanson. The mixed B team also had a draw in division 2 away to Hythe B. The team was Toby Brown/Caroline Packer and Bob Toye/Vanessa Webb.