It was a total wash out for all the Pocklington Mixed Teams and across the league last week with rain cancelling play for the third consecutive week, giving team captains a headache in re-arranging a backlog of matches.
Pocklington two men’s teams gave their opposition a lesson in tennis both winning 9-0.
The A team only dropped 7 games against Rudston and that was without hotshot and club coach Sean Evans. Trevor Loten and Adam Smith showed no mercy winning 8-0,8-0,8-0. Toby Seth and Dave Thompson dropped only 3 games winning 8-2,8-0,8-1 closely followed by Adam Harvey and Jack Hoare 8-0,8-2,8-2.
The Men’s B away to Middleton also produced a magnificent and strong performance. Jim Holding and partner Graeme Taylor along with Ross Gleig and Steve Garcia dropping only 6 games with the two David’s Gamble and Moores dropping only 8 in their magnificent victory,
Despite threatening weather, the next night the Ladies teams managed to dodge the showers and complete their fixtures. The Ladies A went down 4-5 against Malton with an agonising tie break going against Sue Sumner and Ruth Hill 7-8 after winning their first two sets. With the other two couples only managing a set apiece the match slipped from their grasp.
It was better news for the other two ladies’ teams with Pock C taking on Bridlington A. Top scorers Di Flint and Louise Durkin took all three sets 8-7,8-5,8-2. This was backed up by Louise Wilkinson and Clare Parkes picking up two sets whilst third couple Mel Watson and Helen Stephenson did what was required adding one more to the tally to give the team a 6-3 victory.
The Ladies D had an easy win 7-2 against Driffield LTC with Jo Nuttman and Roseanne Dane dropping only 5 games winning 8-1,8-1,8-3. Helen Marsden and Hazel Rowe came unstuck against Brid’s first couple going down 1-8 but found form to take the other two 8-1,8-4. Kate Browne and Shelley Morgan added two more to secure an emphatic win.
The Ladies weekend team in the York league were also victorious with a 61-47 game win at Starbuck. Ruth Hill and Mel Duncan notched up 23 games 5-7,8-4,10-2 with 22 from fellow team members Franki Hart and Fiona Lambert. Sue Sumner and Louise Durkin added a further 16 to the tally to complete a successful week’s tennis for the club.