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Week 12

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Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:48 -- Dave Brown

The Handicap Cup second round matches produced another batch of tight results including a couple of draws. Cody B entertained Frimley B and, with Duncan Sibbick in great form with a maximum, they took a 6-4 lead. Frimley took the final singles so it came down to the last doubles. Frimley had won the two previous doubles and Quang Le and Brian Greenberg took this one as well with a final 11-3 set proving critical as, with countback, Frimley won by 13 points. Ash C and Cody E also split the sets with Nigel Tustin unbeaten for Ash in singles. Ash had to win the final doubles but, having shared the points in the first two games, they were comprehensively defeated on countback.

In the First Round Bentley B had just squeezed through and they had another tight match when they won six and a half to five and a half against Crawley Ridge A. Robin Street was unbeaten for Bentley with Eric North supporting with a couple. There were several 7-5 results. Ash B beat Ash J with Margaret Thornton undefeated. Tennis C beat Frimley E by the same scoreline with no player unbeaten. Shaun Newbold and Paul Shakespeare each won twice for Tennis as did Maureen Bromley for Frimley. Tennis E also won 7-5 this against Cody A. George Carder was the best player on display winning two of his singles and tieing with Kin Chan.

The remaining matches were more clear cut. Frimley D beat Ash A with all three players Tony Harrison, Barry Baxter and Anthony Connelly contributing. Tennis G thrashed Ash E with Ian Brown unbeaten. Ash K, Tom Gordon, Jo Bartlett and Amy Parkes did not lose any singles in their success over Tennis H. Central A, despite giving away 25 points in most sets eased past Ash G 8-4. Dennis Perrett won all his three singles.

Broadmoor B picked up a welcome, 7-3, win in a postponed Second Division match against Old Woking. Robert Hawes won all his three with Mark Armstrong bagging a brace. Bill Matlock won a couple for Old Woking.