DROITWICH’S Mixed C team picked up a winning draw at home to basement side Evesham in Division Four East of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Winter League to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Chris Passey and Heather Fellows lost their first match 6-7, 0-6 but stormed back by winning their second 6-1, 6-2.
Sue Webber and John Jenkins were involved in two tight battles – winning the first 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 before losing the second 6-1, 6-7, 1-6.
However, the result was enough to claim the winning draw on games won.
The Ladies A remain at the foot of Division One following their 4-0 defeat at Worcester A.
Penny Maidment and Marelize Yorke came the closest to picking up a win as they lost 4-6, 7-6, 3-6 in their second match after a straight set defeat in their first match.
Despite the best efforts of Lydia Walker-Cox and Karen Dobson, they lost both of their matches in straight sets.
Better news followed as the Droitwich Ladies G team picked up a well earned 3-1 victory over Bewdley E in Division 11 East.
Kate Bates and Melanie Cook produced some fine shots to win their first match 6-3, 6-0 but unfortunately lost their second 3-6 3-6.
Helen Bibbey and Christine Brighton displayed fighting spirit to win both of their matches 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to move Droitwich into mid-table territory.
The Men’s D team were on the wrong end of a draw as their fight for promotion in Division Seven East continued against Halesowen B.
Ian Ross and Dave Wicks lost their first match 3-6, 3-6 before a hard fought 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 victory in their second.
James Stanford and Kevin Hodges also lost their first match 1-6, 6-3, 6-7 but bounced back with a 0-6, 7-5, 7-6 victory in their second match but it was Halesowen who got the winning draw.
The Men’s E team also ended up with a losing draw at home to David Lloyd Bromsgrove D in Division Nine East.
Sam Reavey and Steven Whittaker gave their all but sadly lost both of their matches in straight sets.
Ricky Hollander and John Wright were in fine form and picked up two well deserved 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 and 6-3, 6-3 victories.
This result leaves Droitwich in mid-table obscurity.
Meanwhile, the Men’s B team collected a deserved 3-1 home win against Stourbridge C to remain second in Division Four East.
Ian Bowman and Joe Maidment produced some excellent tennis as they won both of their matches 7-5, 6-3 and 6-3, 6-4 respectively.
John Moran and Neil Bates lost 6-7, 3-6 in their first match before shifting momentum at the vital time to win 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 in their second match.
Elsewhere, Droitwich Tennis Club youngsters Harry Waters came second out of eight strong players at a recent green grade five event while James Stanford won a grade four event – giving him automatic entry into grade three.
Also there was further joy for the Droitwich Mini Reds team of Jacob Dufty, Oliver Stevens, Nico Fawcus and Thomas Fawcus who travelled to Malvern on Sunday.
They played three matches, winning one, drawing one and losing one with some enjoyable tennis on display.