Halloween afternoon

Pocklington Tennis Club report 14.07.2019

Men’s Doubles

It was what could be described as a difficult week as changes in the teams really took their toll. The Mens B Team always knew their trip to the coast to play a strong Bridlington outfit was going to be tricky. They came away from the place with nothing but a 9-0 defeat which seriously damages their hopes of promotion.

The Mens A proved that even with a changed team they were a challenge to anyone as they beat Beverley & E.R. B 6-3 at home with Sean Evans and Jack Batchelor taking three sets without dropping a game, 8-0, 8-0, 8-0. Pocklington are assured of taking the Division 2 title.

Mixed Doubles

In the Mixed there were a real mixed bag of results with the A Team making a very difficult trip to Long Riston which has long since been a graveyard for Pocklington’s teams. Led by the experienced pairing of Mell Duncan and Trevor Loten the team scraped a 6-3 win keeping them in the top three of Division 1.

The Mixed B had an unaccustomed loss at home to Beeford with Richard hart and Helen Fairey winning all of the teams sets in what could be described as a bad night at the office.

The C Team also lost ground with a loss away to Nafferton 4-5 and the D Team also lost to Long Riston B at home 3-6.

However it was smiles all round for the E Team playing seasiders Bridlington and recording a great reversal of the most popular score of the evening by winning 6-3. Matthew Cotton and Roseanne Dane winning all three sets dropping a mere three games and Firooz Olandj and Helen Marsden taking a further two sets gave the team a welcome win.

Ladies Doubles

In the Ladies Section there were byes for the A & C teams but the Ladies B Team had another 3-6 defeat at Scalby which leaves them in trouble near to the bottom of Division 1. Fiona Lambert and Josephine Nuttman taking two sets for Pocklington.

The other match played was a tight affair with Pocklington D going over to Middleton and coming away with a good 5-4 victory despite losing on games. Ingrid Haywood and Sue Ralphs playing together for the first time won two sets, including one on a tie break.

Pocklington go into their last week of scheduled fixtures, although they have a large amount of games to play mostly away from home due to unplayable courts in the rain.

With three teams at home and one team with a bye, the Mixed Teams are taking to opportunity for a Warrendale Wagyu barbecue cooked by Dan Morgan at The Plough at Allerthorpe which promises to be a great social affair once the business end of the night has been taken care of.

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