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One more Court ticked off….

Posted on January 15, 2017 | in Match Report, NewsTicker | by

RTC @ Hampton Court

CURTC were hosted by RTC on Saturday and CURTC’s travelers did not disappoint. Andrew Petrie was first up and didn’t let losing the first set at 5-all, 40-all get in the way of some blistering tennis to win the 2nd set. Things got a bit nervy in the third set which crept inevitably to 5-all. But no more 40-all dramatics as Andrew crashed (yet) another one into the Dedans to put CURTC one-up. Next up was the em, err ‘experienced’ pairing of hips & knees in the form of yours truly and David Pimblett. A slow start followed by a good run saw us win the 1st set at which point we extended some generosity to our hosts by not really showing up in the 2nd set. But the 3rd set was ours without resorting to any of this 5-all nonsense.

Kate Kirk then took to the Court to give CURTC a 3-nil lead. Husband Guy teaming up with newly engaged Howard Mason were not interested in any 3 set nonsense as they won while only conceding a couple of games. Equally newly engaged Catherine Stewart was game enough to give our generous hosts a look-in but CURTC ended the day 4-1 winners.

Many thanks to our Hosts and Markers. It was my first (and hopefully not last) visit to RTC and I must say I found it one of the more challenging Courts on which to play!


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