A big thanks to Charlotte Todd and Lucy Wright who played out an entertaining and hard fought Ladies singles final on Bank Holiday Monday which proved a real war of attrition. With the sun beating down conditions were lung busting for both players yet they gave everything in this two hour battle. Charlotte made a strong start and was never headed in the opener. She served well and using space, exploited gaps to keep Lucy on the run and having to defend far more than she would have hoped. However at 5-2 Lucy mounted a comeback and taking two games put pressure on her opponent. However Charlotte stood firm to take the set 6-4 .
It was important Wright took the initiative in the second but Todd was proving ever so consistent and playing some cracking tennis. She went 3-1 then 4-2 ahead and was sensing the finishing line. Although both ladies were having to cope with an ever increasing heat they certainly were not stopping and many rallies were incredibly long . Charlotte managed to produce some nice short winners and with her backhand strong she was creeping closer to glory. Lucy closed once more but despite saving one match point wasn’t able to deny Charlotte the crown as she served out for a 6-4,6-3 success.
Both finalists deserve great credit and can enjoy the biscuits with Charlotte already having a space allocated for the trophy on her sideboard I imagine!.
Good luck to Lucy in her mixed doubles semi-final where she will be looking to secure another final appearance and thanks to all who took part in the ladies singles this summer.
Suzanne Harte beat Rachel Woodward 6-0,6-0
Lucy Wright beat Suzanne Harte 6-0,6-1
Lucy Wright beat Rachel Woodward 6-0,6-0
Iris Geaney beat Rachel Woodward 6-1,7-5
Lucy Wright beat Iris Greaney 6-1,6-1
Charlotte Todd beat Sophie Hunt 6-1,7-6
Charlotte Todd beat Anne Lillywhite 6-1,6-3
Charlotte Todd beat Judith Crossley 6-0,6-0
Anne Lillywhite beat Judith Crossley default
Anne Lillywhite beat Sophie Hunt 6-3,6-1
Each player will have three group games with the winner and runner up of each section advancing to the Semi Final. The winners of each Semi Final advance to the Final. If there is a tie at the top of a group, the winner will be determined on head to head record. If still unresolved the player needing the least number of individual games will advance (for example a player winning in two sets would beat a player winning in three sets etc) Each match is best of three sets with a championship tie break to ten played as set three. If players want to play a full final set that is fine if both agree. (The fitter ones amongst us perhaps!)
If players can arrange their group matches themselves and text me the scores I will update the tables thanks. I will forward each player a list of their opponents contact details shortly. I would suggest booking two hours for each match which will require reserving consecutive slots via the court booking system . Usual restrictions still apply so no spectators at present sorry. Any questions contact Mike Triffitt on 07508 057744
Semi Final Draw
Winner Group 1 Lucy Wright beat Runner up Group 2 Anne Lillywhite 6-1,6-2
Winner Group 2 Charlotte Todd beat Runner up Group 1 Suzanne Harte 6-2,6-2
Charlotte Todd beat Lucy Wright 6-4,6-3