Kent U14 Girls county Cup report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Kent U14 Girls county Cup report

Kent v Somerset:

Kent girls took on Somerset knowing that on paper this would be closest match in our group of 3, little did we know how close it would turn out to be. The girls took to the court eager to get off to a strong start. Kicking things off for Kent were Sofia Johnson at no.1 and Emma Sawkings at no.2. Sofia and Emma both played some good tennis but lost in close 3 set battles which on another day could have swung our way. So to 3&4 Tabitha Howe and Alaia Rubio Perez were making their debuts for the under 14's team, neither of them showed any sign of nerves with Tabitha winning comfortably 6-3 6-3 and Alaia winning easily 6-0 6-1. So to the no.2 pair Tabitha and Emma had an up and down battle eventually losing in a match tie breaker 10-6 which again could have gone either way. The Kent girls pair at no.1 pair Sofia and Alaia earned a hard fought victory to push the match to a tie-break shootout. With great support from their teammates the tie-break was close throughout and the girls performed well in a nervy situation, but unfortunately lost 13-11 which was a real tough one to take having fought so well and losing lots of close matches. 

Kent v Lincolnshire: With the round robin group being played over just 2 days it meant that we would play the doubles rubbers against Lincolnshire on the same day. A very focused performance at no.1 doubles from Emma & Phoebe Ecuyer-Dale and a comprehensive victory at no.2 double by Alaia and Georgie Lancaster up the Kent girlss in a strong 2-0 position overnight. Singles followed the next morning and the Kent girls picked up where they left off the previous evening, racing through singles at 1,2 and 3 to clinch the victory. Phoebe had a close 3 setter at 4 but couldn't quite get over the finish line against a good opponent.

Kent v Shropshire: As the Kent girls narrowly finished 2nd place in the round robin group of 3 the final day was a 3/4th playoff match against Shropshire. After a lengthy rain delay it was decided to play shorts to 4, which made Kent's demolition job a very fast one. Sofia at no.1 and Emma at no.2 started proceeding in ruthless fashion by winning in straight sets in less than 45 minutes only dropping 3 games between them. Following this a similar story unfolded on courts 3&4 with Tabitha and Alaia completing the victory in double quick time to put an end to the weekend with a win for Kent. 



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