Under 9’s County Match

Friday, October 23, 2015
Under 9’s County Match

Under 9’s County Match

Venue: Grantham Tennis Club

Played on: Saturday 15th August 2015  (yes, this report is a bit late!)

Players pictured right to left:

Lillia Dunn, Naomi Szczur, Mia Wainwright, captain Simon Ashmore, Ishy Han, Connor Green, Marcus Smart,


Nott’s v Leics.

This match on paper is looking like we are playing the number 1 seeds, in this great 1 day competition, let’s see how we get on.

We made an impressive start, with Connor winning a close match in 3 sets 5/7, 7/5 (7/4), and Ishy Han winning 7/3, 7/2.  Marcus went on for his match and won the first set 7/5, but just got a little bit tight and lost the last 2 close sets 4/7, /3/7.

Lillia and Naomi were on next and showed clear signs of nerves and never really got into the matches but still with smiles, Lillia lost 2/7, 2/7 and Naomi lost 0/7, 4/7.  Mia went on against Tabatha Holmes, who was tall and strong and by far, the best player in the whole competition.  Mia was very unlucky to have lost a massive first set 8/10 but couldn’t keep up with her in the next set, but still played very well, losing 3/7.

On with the doubles.

We went with Ishy and Marcus in the boys doubles who lost 4/7 in the 3rd set.

Girl’s doubles were Naomi and Lillia, losing a good match 5/7, 2/7

Mixed doubles Connor and Mia couldn’t get in to the match and lost 2/7, 3/7

Match result:  Nott’s 2 – Leics 7


Nott’s v Northants

Shaken up by our first match losses, and playing a team who had won their first match.

We had a really bad start losing our first 4 singles matches, and 3 of the matches in 3 sets, so close but yet so far. I really believe this was due to the first match loss.

Connor losing 2/7 in the 3rd. Ishy losing 5/7, 2/7 against a great mover on court.

Marcus won the first set again but then lost the last 2 sets losing 3/7 in the 3rd. Lilla lost a very close match 5/7 in the 3rd set.

The great news in Naomi’s match is she started to relax in to the whole environment and won a great match 7/5, 7/5.

Mia also showed her class, winning 7/0, 7/3 what a win!!!  We are back in this match now, COME ON NOTTS.

On to the doubles

Connor and Mia won 8/6, 7/2

Naomi and Lillia are in the groove now easily winning 7/2, 7/3

That made this match 4 all, COME ON NOTTS!!!!!

Now down to the boys, Ishy and Marcus. They played well and put up a fight but missed too many volleys in good positions and lost out 4/7, 4/7.

Match result: Nott’s 4 - Northants 5



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