Wednesday 27th Hove A were at home and everybody played well but the stars of the night were Fariss (welcome back) and Isla who came from a set down to beat Mike O’Brien and Jo Milligan 3-6 6-1 6-2. It was the first time the Queens B pair had been beaten this season. Steve and James D also had a good win beating the Queens B pair 6-3 6-3 which gave us a 2-2 draw. Hove B had a tough match at Saltdean, but drew 2-2 on the night (Andy B and Jackie Corby had a good win in the mixed and Morna Fox and Pam Martin won the ladies) and that was finished off by a good gathering in the Poets Corner!
Tuesday saw a really good 2.5 to 1.5 win by Hove C away at Dyke, with a great Men’s game that declared a draw at 6-6 in the 3rd set at nearly 9pm (saving the spectators from certain frostbite)! Also well done to Hove D. Beat Queens D 3.5 / 0.5.Two pretty close games. Rita and Lou in the ladies doubles could have gone on till midnight!! 1 set all and it was halved at 7-7 in the 3rd. John K and Peter had a bit of a scare, won the 1st set 6-0 but then just got through on the 2nd set tie break. John EB and Angie had a comfortable win 6-2 6-0. Well done to all the team. Shame only a few came to the Poet’s, Alan S needed a pint to get over a Hove E 0-4 defeat away at King Alfred B.
Mick. PS Enjoy next week and no double faults while I am not watching!!