19th Jun, 2019

Droitwich Ladies B go top of the table with two victories in space of a week

Craig Gibbons 19th Jul, 2017

DROITWICH’S Ladies B team moved to the summit of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Summer League Division Three table with two victories in a week.

The first was an impressive 4-2 win against Old Hill with the mother and daughter duo of Margaret and Kate Hughes continuing their excellent form with respective 6-3, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 victories.

Heather Fellows and Sue Webber picked up a fine 6-3, 6-1 win in their first match before a tough 1-6, 6-2, 3-6 loss in their second.

Christine Carr and Karen Dobson lost in straight sets in their first match but managed to pick up an excellent 6-3, 7-5 win in their second to seal the points.

Droitwich’s second victory of the week came at home to Manor Park B.

Kate and Margaret Hughes again won 6-0, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-1 respectively in their matches.

Linda Price and Lydia Walker-Cox produced a determined performance to come back from behind to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in their first match before a 2-6, 4-6 loss in their second.

Webber and Carr were then beaten 4-6, 1-6 before an excellent 7-6, 7-5 win which secured the victory.

The Men’s E team picked up a winning draw at Stourport-on-Severn C in Division Nine East.

Jonathan Carter and debutant Scott Gregory won their first match 7-5, 6-3 before a 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 defeat in their second.

Mark Venables and Phil Woodhouse gave their all but lost both of their matches 5-7, 0-6 and 5-7, 6-2, 6-7 respectively.

Richard Probyn-Skinner and Nigel Hughes were the stars of the show for Droitwich, winning their respective matches 6-3, 6-3 and 6-3, 6-4 to do enough to secure the winning draw.

The Ladies E were involved in a gripping encounter with Bewdley D in a Division Seven East relegation battle.

Joy Baker and Helen Whiteside got Droitwich off to a flying start with a 7-5, 6-4 win in their first match but lost their second 4-6, 4-6.

Shona Atherton and Bridget Gill were involved in two marathon matches, winning the first 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 before losing the next 6-2, 0-6, 2-6.

Despite the best efforts of Sue Brice and Karen Latham, they lost both of their matches 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 and 5-7, 4-6 respectively as Bewdley got the win.

The Mixed C team enjoyed a winning draw at Wall Heath in Division Five East.

Neil Bates and Christine Carr lost 7-5, 2-6, 6-7 in their first match before a straight-set defeat in their second.

Nick King and Sue Webber were in superb form and won both of their respective matches 6-2, 6-3 and 7-5, 7-5 to claim the points.

Elsewhere, the Ladies C team remain second in Division Six East following a losing draw at Pershore C.

Chris Sellers and Clare Evans lost 4-6,1-6 in their first match before a 6-2, 7-5 win in their second.

Liz French and Diane Owen also lost the first match 2-6, 4-6 but responded well with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in their second.

Ishbel Crossley and Elizabeth Fielden won their first match 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 but did not have much left in the tank for their second, which they lost 1-6, 3-6.

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