19th May. 08

This was a quiet week for Herne Bay tennis club with only a few matches being played due to bad weather and postponements. In the Kent League the mixed 1st team started their summer fixtures in division 1 with a win at home to Margate 1st team. Bay’s first pair, Sally Holmes/Dominic Wood, won both their rubbers against their local rivals in straight sets and Peter Elsden/Anne Gibbs won one rubber in straight sets and lost their other 6-4 in the third set. The other matches that took place were in the midweek league. The mens veteran’s team also played Margate at home and proved to be far too strong for them. The team dropped only 4 games in winning all 4 rubbers. The team was Keith Clark/Gary Sims and Martin Beckley/Brian Cooper. The ladies were also playing in the midweek league and they took on Broadstairs at home in division 1. The team recorded a 3-1 win with 1st pair, Anne Gibbs/Gill Dickey winning both their rubbers and the Bay’s second pair, Sarah Pout/Christine Hanson, winning against their opposition’s 2nd pair without dropping a game and then playing a marathon match against their first pair. Eventually they lost 7-5, 5-7 10-12 in a deciding match tie break.