Dorset 2 v Somerset 2
Somerset 2nd v Dorset 2nd-- Sunday 13th October - Bournemouth
Our first match of the season - away to Dorset ; got off to a bad start as they did not open the school until 5 minutes before the match was due to start, so no rewards for our early arrival .
Our ladies got us off to a flying start in the singles with Jenny winning at first singles and Vicky winning a close 3 set battle . Sadly our men,Joe and Dean - were less successful as they came up against 2 strong players .
Our first ladies pair of Nicki and Fiona won both their games with tight 2 set victories but sadly Vicky and Emily were unable to secure a win . The men also failed to fashion a win although James and Simon( stepping in at the last minute for a sick Matt Hussey) took their first pair to 3 sets and Dean and Joe had a tremendous fight with their second pair eventually losing out 27-25,22-24,21-19.
The mixed slipped away with close games with Simon and Nicki going down in 3 at third .
Final Score ;Somerset 4 Dorset 11
Sadly no points but some encouraging signs for the new pairings - so hope for future matches .
Team ; James Buckle,Simon Watson, Joe Wakelam,Dean Martin
Fiona Rooke, Nicki Harris,Vicki Cornish,Emily Buckle,Jenny Naylor