Under 14 Help Out Under 16

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From left to right – Dan Wright, Bradley Triffitt, Charlie Dixon and Ed Grogan.

 

Due to unavailability the Under 16 team had to call upon the services of the Under 14 squad to ensure their fixture at Roundhay on Sunday was fulfilled.

On a lovely evening for tennis the chaps were made most welcome and punched above their ages to produce some fantastic tennis and games that were generally quite competitive.

The home side had just that extra class and certainly made the ages difference count eventually as they ran out winners by 5 games to 1.

Dan Wright secured the solitary Wetherby point when winning his singles with a 4-2,4-2 victory where he arguably played his best tennis of the campaign.

Charlie Dixon playing seed one took the first set 4-2 in his singles game and after losing 4-0 in the next was just touched off 10-7 in the tie break third set.

Meanwhile Bradley Triffitt, at eleven the youngest member of the team, and Ed Grogan where battling hard in the doubles. They fell 4-0 in the first set despite seeing each game go to a sudden death deuce and led 3-0 in the second before just falling short when beaten 5-4 following a tie break.

The lads then played their singles and did find the step up in class more noticeable. Both fell 4-0,4-1 but were delighted to take a game off their older opponents.

Charlie and Dan had high hopes in the doubles if they could reproduce the form shown in the singles but lost 4-2,4-0 as the home pair proved more consistent.

The parents were rightly proud and appreciated the action from the sidelines where they were treated to one of the best homemade Victoria sponges ever served from a very hospitable home team.

On reflection this will have been a very useful exercise for our younger chaps and hopefully they will reap the benefits when back at their own age group.

Well done and a great team sprit shown by all.

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