LRTA V BRTC Saturday 17th March

Lucy Davies and Peter Jones v Angela Probyn and Chris Willows



Charlotte Barker v Hannah Lucey



Janet Peach  v Susie Wessely



Georgie Willis v Tim Armstrong


All matches were played level, one deuce and then 40 all 

The first  between two very evenly matched pairs, Lucy Davies and Peter Jones v  Angela Probyn and Chris Willows  was very entertaining and played with great good humour.

The first set was level pegging until three all Then some excellent serving from Lucy and good volleying from Peter  saw them run out at 6/3 In the second set Angela and Chris upped their game and were much faster about the court  to win the set 6/4..Much depended on positioning, anticipation and mobility from all four players !!

The final set went to Angela and Chris 6/3 All looking rather weary.!

 Charlotte Barker  dominated her game against Hannah Lucey winning 6/1,6/1 .A good serve ,short back swing and faster about the court . Here experience told. Full marks to Hannah for great concentration some good serving and battling to the end. She has played very little since coming to Bristol University and will improve greatly if she is able to play more.

Janet Peach  from Oxford says she never plays singles and looking somewhat breathless  but with more experience won 6/3,6/1, beating Susie Wessely who has only been playing for six months  and did well to hold her own. 

The last match Georgie Willis against Tim Armstrong was a  very closely fought with some excellent tennis .

Georgie took the first set 6/1. despite some long rests .Tim however came back in the second and played more consistently.Serving good railroads and keeping the ball low. It looked as though Georgie was going to take the match at five all  and had a match point !. It was not to be and Tim took it 6/5. Set all !

Starting at three all in the final set both players looking tired, Tim made several unforced errors and Georgie took it 6/3 

A great match thoroughly enjoyed by all spectators.

A big thank you to Angela for organising both sides  and providing a delicious lunch.To  Kevin for his excellent  marking despite feeling unwell and BRTC for hosting the match.

Sheila Macintosh