Mens A continue winning form
After a solid start to the season, the Mens A team were looking to continue their winning form against newly promoted Thornden A.
With the match falling on half term a number of players were unavailable, so a special mention to Karim Aouichaoui & Josh Girling who filled in at late notice, joined by Jonathan Clift, Carl Richardson, Mike Johnson & Ben Jepson to complete the team. A strong team to face a strong Thorden team which included Tom Neale and Paul Scullard both well known to the Winchester club.
The first round saw some great doubles across all 3 matches with Mike & Ben crafting some great points to overcome Thorndens No.1 pair 6-3, 7-6. The other 2 matches saw the Winchester pairings of Jonathan/Carl and Karim/Josh come through comfortably to take a commanding 3-0 lead overall.
The following round of matches saw Karim & Josh take on Thorndens no.1 pair of Tom Neale and Paul Scullard. The first set showcasing some fantastic doubles with Karim & Josh finally coming through in a tight tiebreak. The second set saw an early break with Josh and Karim finishing the match 7-6, 6-3. The other 2nd matches saw Jonathan/Carl winning against Thorndens 3rd pair and Mike/Ben winning after a tiebreak first set against Thorndens 2nd pair.
In the final round, Jonathan/Carl faced up against Thorndens no.1 pair and came away with a solid 6-4, 6-3 victory but also witnessed what was probably shot of the day from Tom Neale, smashing a clean winner off the back of a smash from Jonathan! The final 2 matches saw comfortable wins for Mike/Ben and Kerim/Josh.
Overall a 9-0 victory and another great win for the Mens A team. Well done to Karim and Josh who came away as pair of the day and most notably Mike who didn't drop his serve all day! "