U18 Girls County Cup report 2015

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The team:
Zainab Williams
Esther Adeshina
Selina Briggs
Joanna Tomlinson
Thandiwe Miambo
Christin Louw
Freya Davies
Aisling MGrane

The Captains were: Sue Espley and Hannah Crawford

The other counties in the division were:


Day 1 vs Sussex

It was a tough morning’s singles with us being 5-1 down going into the doubles. There were some gutsy performances by everybody, but in the end it was only Esther who could take the win in 3 sets.  

In the doubles, the Sussex 2nd pair withdrew from their match due to injury, which left 2 matches to play. Tandy and Jo, played really well to win their match in the 3rd set tie-break.  Zainab and Selina gave themselves some chances, but were unable to get past a strong Sussex pair. 

End of day result 6-3 to Sussex

Day 2 vs Cheshire

All the team played their hearts out in the singles matches. Zainab, Tandy and Selina battled hard but unfortunately were unable to win losing in 2 sets. Freya and Christin won in 2 sets, whilst Esther managed to win convincingly after losing the first set.  So at the end of the singles round we were 3-3. 

Christin and Tandy played solidly to win their doubles, whilst the other 2 pairs played some fantastic doubles, but just lost in 2 close sets. 

A brilliant effort by the whole team but sadly the final result was 5-4 to Cheshire.  

Day 3 vs Buckinghamshire

A must win day for the Hampshire Girls to avoid relegation. 

We got off to a flying start with Freya, Christin and Tandy winning in 2 sets. Jo lost in a tight 3 sets and Selina in 2. Zainab went on last, losing the first set and fought back massively to win in 3.   After the singles we were 4-2 up and needing 1 more rubber to win. 

Christin and Tandy won their doubles convincingly to give us the final rubber needed to win the tie and avoid relegation. 

A brilliant effort by the whole team. Well done. 

Cheshire won the group in the final rubber against Sussex and Buckinghamshire got relegated. 

A really good weekend’s tennis by the whole team. Fantastic team spirit and support. It was a pleasure to take them away. A big thank you to Hannah Crawford for assistant Captain. 

Sue Espley
County Captain



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