Congratulations to the Vets’ team with a convincing 4-0 victory last week. Special congratulations to the 1st Team who, after a couple of very tough matches triumphed 3 rubbers to 1 against Peppard (well worth the long trip). The 3rd team also had a longish trip to Purley (on Thames not Surrey) and completed a hat trick of 4-0 wins so far this season. A disappointed 2nd team who hadn’t lost this season went down 4-0 to Wokingham in a ‘local derby’ . Not surprising that Wokingham, having been beaten by our 1st and 2nd teams in the Winter League, were determined to avenge their defeats and turned out a very strong team. Great match all round though with each rubber going to 3 sets and many long rallies so our team doesn’t need to feel that they let the Wellington name down in any way at all.
And just to show how committed Wellington Lady players are, I have to mention in despatches Siobhan Wood who despite suffering a migraine carried on playing in the match against Slough and Ati Collard who developed an incapacitating cramp, which meant she could hardly walk let alone run during the 2nd rubber at Purley, but still played on to secure our 4-0 win. Thank you ladies.
Current Star Performers:
1st team Best League Performers Dympna McCarthy and Ingrid White who are at 7 & 8
2nd Team Best League Performers Christina Bycroft, Helen Marengo & Dympna McCarthy all in the top 10
3d Team Best League Performers #1 Janet Gozzard #2 Helen Marengo #3 Pat Hartwell #4 Ati Collard #5 Linda Parlsey #6 Christina Bycroft #9 Maz New #10 Gill Locke nearly a clean sweep of the Top 10 places
Thanks as ever to Simon for his excellent coaching