Men's A MATCH REPORT
Lost - 3-5
The weather forecast was looking good and we were all set for the return of Jie’s and his first match with the Men’s A team for this season.
Our Number 1 pair was Milos and Phil with Peter and Jie riding as shot gun as the number 2 pair.
Hopes were high for Peter and Jie and in fact they lead against the first pair 4-3 after their Number 1 player and Club coach double faulted. The 1st pair fought back and it was 5 - 5 but too many unforced errors and the strength of the opposition meant they took the first set 5-7.
The second set was something to forget as Peter and Jie went down 0-6.
On court 2 Phil and Milos were having an epic match, long rallies and beautiful ground strokes. Phil and Milos managed to split the rubber 6-3 and 3-6. I think it took 2 hours!
So at half way point it was 1 set to 3 sets.
So against the second pair Peter and Jie were able to match the opponents until 3-3. Again too many unforced errors at this level meant the opposition cruised to 3-6. The second set started well with Peter and Jie broke serve but alas that was if for games and they lost 1-6.
Phil and Milos found their eye against the first pair, some power hitting and lovely rallies, in the end they were far too strong for the opposition, and went on to win 6-3 6-3
So that was an overall loss 3-5 against David Lloyd.
It’s not going to be easy for the new members of the A team but we try to learn and enjoy the level of tennis.