Girls 14U County Cup Report 2017
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Team : Jessica Spencer, Ellie Fitzsimmons, Olivia Corfe, Isabella Chapman, Leah Spencer
We were in a group of 5, playing at Corby, with the winner of the group qualifying for the National Finals. Notts went into this County Cup with a young team who had not played in it before.
The first round was against Hereford and Worcestershire, there was a blustery downcourt wind, the girls really had to think each time they changed ends. Jessica had a tough match, she played well but went down in straight sets. Ellie lost the first set, came back to win a solid second 6-2, but then lost the third. Olivia had a tight match, the first set went to a tie-break which she won 7-1, she went on to win the second 6-4. Isabella had a tough match, she was nervous and went down in straight sets. Ellie and Jessica played well in the doubles to win, but Isabella and Olivia were outplayed at the net.
Jessica v Asena Pavlova 0-6, 0-6
Ellie v Paulina Jurkowska 4-6, 6-2, 2-6
Olivia v Sally lewin 7-6, 6-4
Isabella v Latesha Grant 0-6, 0-6
Ellie and Jessica v Paulina and Asena 6-4, 6-3
Isabella and Olivia v Latesha and Sally 2-6, 2-6
Match score 2-4 Sets score 5-8 Games score 41-67
The second round of matches was against the strongest team Hertfordshire, the girls struggled throughout all four singles, playing stronger, more experienced players. This team went on to win the whole event without dropping a set.
Rachel Cranley v Jessica 6-0, 6-0
Annabel Davis v Ellie 6-0, 6-0
Sophie Underwood v Olivia 6-0, 6-1
Catherine Hogg v Isabella 6-0, 6-0
Annabel and Sophie v Ellie and Jessica 6-3, 6-1
Francesca and Catherine v Olivia and Leah 6-0, 6-4
Match score 6-0 Sets score 12-0 Games score 72-9
Sunday was a long day as we had to play Dorset as well, Jessica had another tough match, Ellie played well to get a two set win, Olivia and Isabella both lost in straight sets. Ellie and Jessica played well to win their doubles in a match tie-break, but we lost the second doubles.
Jessica v Abbie Tyler 0-6, 0-6
Ellie v Sophie Hurrion 6-2, 6-2
Olivia v Mollie Edge 1-6, 0-6
Isabella v Romana Bari 0-6, 0-6
Ellie and Jessica v Sophie and Abbie 6-2, 1-6, 10-7
Isabella and Olivia v Romana and Aysha 1-6, 0-6
Match score 2-4, Sets score 4-9, Games score 22-60
The final day was against Northamptonshire. The was a problem as Ellie was suffering with a nasty blister under her foot, she did try to play, but I asked for her to retire in the fourth game, she was unable to play the doubles. Jessica had a great match against Elita Silins, who she had never beaten. She lost the first set 3-6, won the second on a set tie-break, and the after some great tennis lost on another set tie-break. Olivia played well to win her singles in two sets, it was a long match, with her winning in the set tie-break. Isabella also had a great match winning easily the first set, the second was a fight but she did it also in two sets. This score allowed to go into the doubles at 2-2. Jessica and Olivia played well, they won the first set 6-3, lost the second, and in a close well fought match tie-break lost 9-11. We also lost the second singles.
Jessica v Elita Silins 3-6,7-6, 6-7
Ellie v Isabella Lloyd 0-6, 0-6 ret
Olivia v Anraj Mahil 6-2, 7-6
Isabella v Cecily Thompson 6-1, 6-4
Olivia and Jessica v Isabella and Elita 6-3, 2-6, 9-11
Isabella and Leah v Anraj and Cecily 0-6, 1-6
Match score 2-4, Set score 6-8 Games score 55-66
It was a windy, cold three days, the girls played very well as a team, kept their heads up despite defeat – well done.
My thanks go to Jayne Spencer as my helper over the weekend and to the parents who came to support.
Jane Stokes (Captain)