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TENNIS - Good win for Mens V55 in National Knock-out...

55s Inter-Club Championships 2014 – Round1 vs  Virgin Active Hampshire, away

Team: Bob Battersby, Pete Sly, Peter Friedmann and Piers Cross

We had a good win at Virgin Active Hampshire (formerly known as The Hampshire Club) in the first round of this year’s 55s Inter-Club Championships on Tuesday evening.

After a difficult start and a blown fuse which took out all the lights, it turned into a routine win with our first pair, Bob and Pete, completing the double bagel over their second pair to wrap up the match.

The first rubber was a bit closer. The first pair ran out convincing winners 6-3, 6-3, but the second pair of Peter and Piers had a shaky start, handing their opponents a 5-2 lead. They rallied, however, managing to steal the first set on a breaker and then took the second 6-2.

With our second pair leading by a set in the second rubber and Bob and Pete already off court, the match was already ours. So our opponents decided that enough was enough and it was time to shake hands and head for the bar.

Reigate or West Hants next. Come on West Hants...

Piers Cross

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