19th Jun, 2019

Droitwich Men's B promotion hopes all but over after losing draw

Craig Gibbons 21st Jun, 2017

HOPES of securing promotion from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Summer League Division Four East are all but over for the Droitwich Men’s B team following their losing home draw to Hallow A.

Ian Bowman and Joe Maidment won an epic contest 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 before a solid 6-2, 6-2 victory in their second match.

Kevin Hodges and Bob Smith won 7-5, 6-4 in their first match before a 1-6, 6-2, 2-6 loss in their second.

Eric Cartelet and Rich Clive gave everything but unfortunately lost their first match 1-6, 4-6 and their second 4-6, 2-6 as Hallow won by the tightest of margins.

The Ladies D secured a 4-2 victory over David Lloyd Worcester C to move up to third in the Division Seven East table.

Julie Rhodes and Hazel Briggs lost their first match 4-6, 2-6 before an efficient display in their second match saw them run out 6-2, 6-4 winners.

Caroline Hawley and Angela Creese were in red hot form and won both of their matches 6-2, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-0 respectively.

An excellent performance from Alexa Dean and Jackie Holliday resulted in a 6-2, 6-1 victory and despite a 4-6, 6-0, 4-6 defeat in their second match, Droitwich ran out comfortable winners.

The Men’s E remain fifth in Division Nine East after a 4-2 defeat to fourth-placed Worcester G.

Jonathan Carter and Dan Ballard were the stars of the show as they won both of their matches 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-3 respectively.

Nigel Hughes and Mark Venables produced two hard working performances but it was not enough as they lost their first match 6-7, 4-6 and the second 3-6, 0-6.

Despite the best efforts of Steve Good and Sam Reavey, they lost both of their respective matches 3-6, 2-6 and 4-6, 6-7.

The Mixed A cemented their place at the summit of Division Two with a superb 4-0 victory at Manor Park C.

Dee Smith and Jon Sarriegui produced two performances of the highest quality to win 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-1 respectively.

Lisa Pettener-Jones and Joe Maidment were just as impressive, winning their first game 6-1, 6-0 and the second 6-4, 6-2.

Elsewhere, the under-16 boys team were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Division Two Group A leaders Redditch A.

James Stanford and Jonathan Coste put in a spirited performance as they pushed Redditch all the way but were eventually edged out.

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