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Herefordshire and Worcestershire League Match Reports
February/March 2018

Please find below some of the latest match reports that have been sent in. We are aiming to keep this page updated as much as possible.

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Bromsgrove Tennis Club

The Men’s G team saw their winning streak end after a close defeat by second placed Droitwich F in division 11E of the Hereford and Worcs League. After 4 successive victories they went down 3-1. The opening round saw both rubbers go to 3 sets and Bromsgrove just lost both in tie breaks to go 0-2 down. The second round saw Craig Horton with captain Martin German win 6-4, 6-2, but Joe Finn with Fabrice Vinson lost 3-6, 2-6. With just one match remaining any hopes of promotion are now gone, but a solid mid table finish is guaranteed.

It was a similar result for the Men’s D team who played away against Pershore B in division 7E. Lukas Pye and Stewart Roney stepped up from the F and G squads respectively to fill last minute withdrawals due to illness to join Tom Round and Trevor Errington. The opening round saw a long battle for Round and Errington with most games going to deuce. However they eventually lost 3-6, 3-6. Their second round went better as they started with a 6-1 win and fought off a Pershore recovery to win the second 7-5. Stepping up 4 divisions for Pye and Roney was tough but they fought hard, going down in both rubbers to give Pershore a 3-1 win.


Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladies 'B'ashers

On Saturday, 24th February, a very chilly morning indeed, Goodrich Ladies’ ‘B’ashers travelled to Hereford to take on Whitecross Ladies 'A' team.

Under a cloudless blue sky, 1st couple Rachael Wintle and Cath Hutchinson got off to a good start defeating the opposition's first couple by a score of 6-1/6-2, whilst second couple Kirsten Mathews and Jill Brown finally saw off couple number 2 by the score of 6-4/6-4. The return rubbers saw Rachael and Cath win again, doing so by 6-2/6-1. Kirsten and Jill also claimed victory with a score line of 6-4/6-2.  Next week the team will be travelling to Ledbury to take on their 'C' team, hoping to earn another victory and retain their position at the top of Division 5 of the H & W Winter League. 

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Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladies 'A'ttitudes

On Sunday, 25th February, a sunny but cold and windy day, Goodrich 'A'ttitudes journeyed to Ludlow to play their ladies 'A' team. 

With the foreboding castle glaring down at them, first Goodrich pair, Cheryl Mordecai and Steph Howell took the first rubber 6-1/6-0. Second pair, Bonnie Palmer and Wendy Jenkins, looked to be heading in the same direction, taking the first set 6-1, but then the Ludlow ladies had other ideas and took the next two sets 6-1/6-1. 

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At the change over, Cheryl and Steph picked up from where they had left off and won their second rubber, 6-1/6-2.  Ludlow Ladies first pair proved too strong for Bonnie and Wendy who only managed to pick up 3 games in the second rubber, but having won a set in the first rubber, Goodrich 'A'ttitudes came away with a winning draw and 6 valuable points to put them in second place in Division 3 of the H & W Winter League. 


Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladies 'D'ynamos

On Sunday, 25th February Goodrich 'D'ynamos travelled to Woolhope to take on their experienced 'C' team. 

It was a close match with the Dynamos first pair, Di Webb and Kayla Coopey just missing out in the first rubber, 6-4/3-6/7-6.  Second pair Shani Courtney and Debbie Trigg also had some good tennis in their first rubber, but going down 6-2/7-5. 

At the change over Di and Kayla were the stronger pair against Woolhope's second pair and won their rubber 6-3/6-3.  However the Woolhope first pair took the final rubber against Shani and Debbie 6-1/6-1. 

This was a great performance by the 'D'ynamos, all of whom have been playing tennis for less than a year and they should be applauded for their effort and determination - well done ladies. 


David Lloyd Worcester - Ladies D

It was a local derby between the two David Lloyd Clubs but the honours went to David Lloyd Worcester with a great 3-1 win for Ladies D team ..... how better to celebrate than with a a sneaky Prosecco!

David Lloyd Worcester LAdies D


Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladies 'C'hasers

Having already won Division 6 West of the H & W Winter League with a match in hand, Goodrich 'C'hasers were determined to keep a clean sheet in their final match at home to Hallow 'C' on Saturday, 17th February. 

First pair, Kirsten Mathews and Di Webb, got off to a flying start, winning their first rubber 6-2/6-4, whilst on the other court Sue Harley and Carolyn Riddell also had a fine win, 6-0/6-0. 

Following the changeover, the second rubber was played in similar fashion with Kirsten and Di winning 6-0/6-0, and Sue and Carolyn also claiming victory with a 6-2/6-3 score-line.  Overall, the team picked up a total of 58 points out of 60 from six matches. 

The ladies are already looking forward to playing Winter tennis in Division 5.

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Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladie 'A'ttitudes

On Sunday, 18th February, Goodrich 'A'ttitudes hosted Kempsey 'A' and secured a fine 3-1 win. 

In the first rubber Cheryl Mordecai and Steph Howells had a comfortable win over Kempsey first pair, 6-0/6-2, finishing in under an hour.  Goodrich second pair, Kim Martin and Rachael Wintle took well over 2 hours to finally secure victory by a much closer margin of 7-5/7-6. 

In the second rubber, once again Cheryl and Steph proved too strong for the Kempsey second pair, taking it 6-2/6-3, and retired to the clubhouse.  This left Kim and Rachael to battle on against the Kempsey first pair, who eventually proved too stroing for the Goodrich pair, wining in two very tight sets, 7-5/6-4. 

This puts the 'A'ttitudes in second place in Division 3 of the H & W West Winter League.  Their next match is away to Ludlow 'A' on Sunday, 25th February

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Goodrich Tennis Club - Ladies 'A'ttitudes

On Sunday, 11th February, on a bitterly cold and windy morning, Goodrich Ladies 'A'ttitudes played hosts to the very experienced Ross Ladies 'A' team, a side who until recently were playing in Division 2 of the H & W Winter league. 

Goodrich first pair, Cheryl Mordecai and Steph Howells got off to a promising start winning the first set 6-3, but then the Ross ladies, Brenda Saunders and Val Davies, raised their level and took the next two sets, 6-3 / 6-4.  Meanwhile Goodrich second pair, Bonnie Palmer and Wendy Jenkins, battled hard against Gaynor Raine and Jane Pepperell, but went down 1-6 / 0-6,despite many deuce points. 

After the change round, again Cheryl and Steph took the first set 6-3, but Gaynor and Jane managed to level at 6-4.  In a tight third set tie-break it was Ross who took the spoils.  Second couple Bonnie and Wendy picked up more games in their second rubber against Brenda and Val, but conceded 1-6 / 4-6. 

Back in the pavilion everyone agreed it had been a testing time on court, and maybe they should have just stayed in the warmth and enjoyed the beautiful chocolate cake provided by Bonnie in honour of Steph's birthday. 

Goodrich Ladies next home game is on Sunday, 18th February, when they will play host to Kempsey 'A'.  

Goodrich Ladies A

Photo L to R: Cheryl Mordecai, Steph Howells, Bonnie Palmer and Wendy Jenkins

Bromsgrove Tennis Club

An action packed weekend saw both the Ladies D and F teams in crucial promotion battles.

In Division 5E of the Hereford & Worcs. League second placed Bromsgrove took on third placed Stourbridge E and won by the narrowest of margins – 1 game to consolidate their promotion chances. The opening round saw Both pairs of Beccy Smith with Lorraine Russell and Lisa Rushton with Anne Simper fight it out in 3 set battles. Smith and Russell just went down but Rushton and Simper clinched a tight rubber. The second round was reversed as Smith and Russell won in two sets and Rushton and Simper lost in 2 sets. With rubbers at 2-2, the countback saw sets level at 5-5 but Bromsgrove took the win bonus points by 46 games to 45.

In Division 10E top of the table Bromsgrove F took on second placed Halesowen C. Clare Hancock with Di Horton were in top form as they took two vital wins, both in two sets. Jane Corbett with Carol Cornellisen fought hard going down in 3 sets in their opener and then by two sets. But the extra set they won gave the win to Bromsgrove to stretch their lead at the top and make promotion a real possibility.

The Ladies A travelled to Worcester to take on table toppers Worcester A. In a match with 3 three set contests Bromsgrove held match points in all of them, but couldn’t convert. Sally Franks with Tina Manning took their final rubber as Bromsgrove went down 1-3 in a disappointing result for them against a strong team.

Finally a good 3-1 win against Stourbridge D for the Men’s B team lifted them out of the relegation zone of Division 3E. Steve Jones with Matt Smith won both their rubbers in two sets. Jeth Tomlinson with Voitek Niedzwiedz lost a tight 3 set opener before winning their final contest in two sets. With matches in hand and 2 wins in a row they are starting to turn their season around.

Bromsgrove Ladies D

Ladies D back row L to R:
Lisa Rushto, Beccy Smith, Anne Simper and Lorraine Russell (front)

David Lloyd Worcester

It's a thumbs up for the ladies at David Lloyd Worcester whose 3 ladies teams won all their matches on Sunday 4th Feb.

The A Team had a 4-0 win against Stourbridge C, the B Team won 3-1 against Wollaston B and finally the C Team had a hard fought winning draw against Blakedown.

Pictured are our C and B Teams.

David Lloyd Worcester Tennis

David Lloys Worcester

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