Penarth Tennis Club enjoy success
2:20pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
PENARTH Windsor Lawn Tennis Club’s competitive weekend got off to an early start with the ladies’ firsts travelling to Bridgend on Thursday night.
It was a successful trip, with Lowri Hughes, Nicky Ritchie, Michelle de Villiers and captain Beth Hughes taking a 3-1 win, the win keeps them in second place, with the leaders in sight.
The ladies’ vets were also on the road, but their journey took them to Radyr.
Elaine Newton stepped in to cover an injury and was desperately close to scoring a win for Windsor with partner Edwina Gill, but a third-set tie break against the Radyr second pair fell out of their grasp.
They also put up a good showing against the Radyr first pair but lost 6-4, 6-3. Kay Clarke and Linda Ellis won 6-4, 6-2 and 7-6, 7-6 against the first and second pairs respectively to claim an excellent draw overall.
The mixed doubles vets team of Cathy O’Docherty and Tim Hartland and Sarah and Simon Parkhouse hosted the Virgin Active team from Neath.
Tim and Cathy were in fine form and saw off the Virgin Active second pair 6-0, 6-1.
Sarah and Simon were having a much stiffer test against the first pair, losing on a tie break after being tied at 7-5, 4-6.
With the first pairs now playing each other, Cathy and Tim carried on where they had left off and won 6-2, 6-1. Simon and Sarah then defeated the Virgin Active seconds 6-2, 7-5.
The 3-1 win secures the team in Division 1 for next season.
The men’s 3rd team played at home against Canton. The Windsor first pair of Colin Jones defeated the Canton second pair 6-0 6-0.
On the other court, Alan Hope and one of the junior players, Rhys Fford, lost 6-7 2-6 against the Canton first pair.
Colin and Matthew were also unable to beat the Canton first pair and lost 3-6 3-6.
So the pressure was on Alan and Rhys to salvage a draw for Windsor. which they did with a 6-4 6-2 win.