Cambridgeshire Boys 10 and under team finish third in the Aegon County Cup

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cambridgeshire boys 10 and under team of Marcus Witt, Charlie Taylor and Harry Wendelken came back strongly on day 2 of the County Cup to finish a very creditable third in their Group.

There were 5 Counties in the Group Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and each County played every other County over the weekend. Each match consisted of 3 singles matches and 1 doubles match. Short sets were played and sudden death deuce.

 The boys faced very strong opposition on the Saturday against Essex but nearly got off to a flier as number three Harry Wendelken played exceptionally well but lost very narrowly to Essex number three 4/2, 1/4 8 – 10. Essex number one and two players were too strong for Marcus Witt and Charlie Taylor. In the second match against a strong Suffolk team Harry Wendelken again made his opponent fight hard but again lost 2/4, 3/5. Charlie Taylor had a tough match against the Suffolk number two going down 4/2, 2/4 7 – 10.

On the second day the Cambs team had a very good win against Norfolk with Harry setting the tone winning his match 4/0, 4/2. Charlie lost in the third set tiebreak and then Marcus turned his match around after losing the first set 2/4 to  win 2/4, 4/0 and 10 – 3 in the tie break. Harry and Charlie then went onto win the doubles  4/2, 4/0.

In the final match of the day Cambridgeshire played Bedfordshire. Harry lost in the third set tiebreak 10 – 5, but Charlie came good and won 5.3, 4/2 and then Marcus won 5/3, 4/1. Harry and Charlie then won the doubles 1/4, 4/2 and 10 - 5 in the tiebreak.

Sue Rich Team Manager and on court coach Jimmy Morris were pleased with how the boys fought back on day two.



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