18&U Boys County Cup 2015 Report

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Under 18 County Cup 2015

Date: February 27th - March 1st 2015 Group: 3A Venue: Redbridge Tennis Centre









Cambridgeshire Team

Tom Hands

Ben Clark

Ryan Storrie

Toby Huffer

Charlie James

Alex Wardley

Josh Wilson

John Taylor

Captain: Matt Taylor

Vice Captain: CJ Kindred

Cambs vs Devon - Win 6-3

Day 1 saw the Cambs team take on Devon. Dominant singles performances resulted in Cambridge winning the tie at the singles stage 5-1. Convincing wins from Tom Hands at 1, Ben Clarke at 2 and Josh Wilson at 5 in straight sets, and fighting wins from Toby Huffer at 3 and John Taylor at 6 both winning in 3 sets. Charlie James battled all the way, just losing out in his match to Patrick Daykin 7-6 in the 3rd set tiebreak. In the doubles, Josh and John lost in a very close championship tie break 3rd set, 10-8, and Toby and Charlie lost in straight sets to a string team. With the tie at 5-3, Tom and Ben came through after a slow start to win 7-6, 6-3 to give Cambs the win over Devon 6-3.

Cambs vs Nottinghamshire - Win 7-2

Day 2 and Cambs were up agains Nottinghamshire. Another good singles performance gave the boys a 4-2 lead going into the doubles. Tom, Charlie, Josh and John taking the wins all in straight sets (Charlie’s opponent pulling out midway through set 2). Ben lost out in another gruelling match in a 3rd set tiebreak, and on debut in his first U18 county cup, 14 year old Alex Wardley, playing at 4, showed great fighting spirit in going down in 3 sets to his older, stronger opponent. Nottinghamshire pulled out of their 2nd pair doubles giving a walkover to Ben and John, Alex and Josh put on a very professional and clinical performance to win in straight sets, and Tom and Charlie came through in a 3rd set Championship tie break to win. Another very good day for the Cambs team winning 7-2 and into a promotion playoff with Lincolnshire.

Cambs vs Lincolnshire - Loss 4-5

A very tough and tight affair with an in form Lincs team saw the Cambs team down 2-4 after the singles. John, Josh and Tom dug deep but lost out to players who were too good on the day. Ryan Storrie came in for the Sunday match at number 3 and after another epic Cambs match, just lost out in yet another 3rd set tie break. Very solid wins from Ben and Charlie and all was still to play for going into the doubles. Tom and Ryan were given a walkover in their match, and Ben and John put in a convincing straight sets win. Alex and Josh again showed their impressive doubles skills and team work



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