League Report 12/005/2011

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Mebs Virani
Mon 16 May '11 @ 7:36pm

CANTERBURY & DISTRICT TTA PRESS REPORT 12/05/2011

The first match in Group 1 of the qualifying stage of the Summer league saw CW2 up against Bazrack.
John Wickings started off against Barry Shirley with a 2 point lead and moved to a straight sets win but Linda Wickings was not so fortunate against Ricky Kay,losing in straight sets despite a 9 point advantage.
Mrs Wickings made up for her loss with a straight sets win over Shirley but Kay maintained his unbeaten run with a 2-0 win over John Wickings with a 6 point handicap.
The Wickings had a 6 point advantage in the doubles but made little impression on their opponents,losing in 2 sets and the match 2-3.
In the same group CW11 Stoppables faced Dizzy Heights B in their opening game.
Stanley Bidston-Casey used a 6 point advantage over Alan Butler of Heights to carve out a 2-0 win but Andy Coleman weathered a 14 point handicap against John Bidston for s 2-0 win and repeated the same scoreline over Bidston-Casey despite a 10 point disadvantage.
Bidston levelled the match for CW7 by beating Butler with a 10 point start and CW7 came good in an exciting 3 set doubles game that saw them win in the final set off a 10 point lead.

Group 2 started off with ½ Red up against Los Jugadores.
Brian Kennett needed 3 sets to get past Paul Bee,the latter having a 4 point lead.
Hazel Emery further increased Red’s lead,beating Steve Furber in 3 sets with the help of a 13 point handicap.
Furber had no answer to Kennett’s wizardry,losing in 2 sets but he and Bee gained some consolation in the doubles,overcoming a 5 point deficit to win in 2 sets but Reds won 3-2.
Current Beckett Shield holders,CW7 Ponging Pingers,began the defence of their trophy with an emphatic 5-0 win over Whitstable Pacific in Group 2. Keith Garrad grabbed a set off both Jake Coombes and John Wickings but it could not prevent a heavy loss.

CW9 Little n Large made a blistering start to their Summer League campaign in Group 3.
Jacob Midson and Kell Davies ripped through CW10 Untouch-a-balz,dropping only a set each to Jonathan Nevett.
The CW9 duo took the doubles in straight sets and head their group.
In the same group Kayos and CW3 played out a close opening game .
Young Joe Kay used his 8 point advantage over Jill Weaver to force a 2-0 win.
Kevin Kay had to give John Metcalfe a 7 point start and the match went to a deciding set that went the way of Metcalfe.
Metcalfe’s experience proved too much for the junior Kay and despite having a 9 point start,Metcalfe won in 2 sets.
Kevin Kay levelled the match with a comfortable 2-0 win over Weaver,but in an exciting doubles games,CW3 came through in the third set to get a 3-2 win.


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