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National League News

Posted on March 24, 2009 | in National League | by

Premier Division News

Thursday saw CURTC 1, represented by Rob Fahey and Peter Paterson (filling in for the injured Mark Hobbs) play league leaders RTC, represented by the in-form Nick Woods and Ben Matthews.

Ben started well in the second-string singles, taking the first set 6-2. Peter then began to put him under some pressure, and looked as if he might take the second set, but Ben stepped up a gear to take the match 6-2, 6-4.

The spectators were looking forward to the match between the top two players, and they weren’t disappointed. It was a very even first set, which finally went 6-5 to Nick, who was playing at the top of his game. Rob, recovered from the injury that kept him out of the US Open, looked a little under par but came back with some fine tennis to take the next two sets and the match 5-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The doubles followed. In a hard-hitting and exciting game, RTC kept ahead until Cambridge levelled the score at 5-5. RTC then applied more pressure and ran out 8-5 to win the game and the rubber by two matches to one.

The next home Premier League match on Thursday 16 April is a double-header, with CURTC 1 playing Prested, who are currently above them in the league table, and CURTC 2 playing Petworth. Matches start at 2 p.m. and will continue into the evening. Light refreshments will be available.

The final home match of the season will be on Wednesday 22 April, between the two Cambridge teams.

Please come to support your Premier League teams: contact Kees, Peter or Scott for further details.

National League Division 2 News

Before the Premier League match above, you can come along to support CURTC 3 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 7 April, playing their last league match of the season. In a very close league, Cambridge are only 1 point behind the two leaders, who have both played all their matches. If Cambridge can beat Oratory, they will top the league and go to the league final. Peter Paterson and Robert Hird will be playing for Cambridge.

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