13th Jul, 2020

Bromsgrove Ladies C ease past Stourbridge

Craig Gibbons 15th Jun, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A STUNNING week for Bromsgrove Tennis Club saw all three teams which played claim maximum points.

Leading the way was the Ladies C team who made the trip to Stourbridge F for a Herefordshire and Worcestershire League Division Five East clash.

Strong performances from Steph Armstrong with Beccy Smith at first pair and Connie Wedelich with Lisa Rushton at second saw both win their games without dropping a set.

It was a tougher affair for Anne Simper with Lorraine Russell at third pair who emerged victorious in a close three-set battle, winning a tie break in the final set against Stourbridge’s second pair followed by a straight forward win against the next pair.

The win moves Bromsgrove up to second in the table, two points behind league leaders Inkberrow with a game in hand.

Not to be outdone, the Ladies A team welcomed Stourbridge B for their Division One clash and sent them home without the visitors winning a single set.

The victory also ensured Bromsgrove moved up to second, four points behind leaders Stourbridge A.

Rachael Mak with Imogen Sinclair as first pair, Tina Manning with Sally Franks at second and Jilly Witcomb with Meg Jones at third simply outclassed their opposition with a strong display of tennis.

Captain Franks said: “For both teams to get maximum points and only drop one set against a strong club like Stourbridge is fantastic.

“It looks like the C team are in the running for back to back promotions if they keep going like this.

“The ladies squad is one of the strongest we’ve had for a number of years and the number of teams getting promoted in the summer and winter competitions reflects this strength.”

Finally, the Men’s D also ran out 6-0 winner against Omberlsey A, dropping only one set in their Division Six East fixture.

It was a straightforward victory for Chris Hands with Jack Walters at first pair and Mel McGregor with Matthew Arnold at third as they won all their rubbers.

The young duo of George Rogers and Aaron oakes at second pair put in a gusty performance to win both their rubbers.

The pair’s increasing maturity showed as they won an opening three-set match before taking the next game in two sets on a tie break.

Captain McGregor said: “George and Aaron really showed how well they are developing with two great wins in tough matches, they’re both moving up the teams and putting in great performances at whatever level they’re asked to play at.”


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