How tennis scorelines can conceal fascinatingly shut matches –Portsmouth Winter League round-up

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How tennis scorelines can conceal fascinatingly shut matches –Portsmouth Winter League round-up



Seacourt v CourtX (from left): Sue Bethell, Andie Harding, Caroline MacDowell, Daybreak Dewilde, Caroline Hardy, Leah Clifton, Karen ClaeyAn uncommon proportion of these contests completed 4-0, which in most sports activities would replicate a really one-sided encounter, writes ALAN BEST.However whereas that’s usually true in tennis, in some instances it might probably conceal a fascinatingly shut match.Take, as an example, the Women Division 4 match between Fishbourne and Lee 3rds.Signal as much as our every day newsletterThe i e-newsletter minimize by way of the noiseSarisbury Inexperienced v Stubbington (from left): Mary Colquhoun, Heather Hanslip, Jacqs Clarke, Cheryl Goater, Karen McCulloch, Elaine Reed, Suzanne Johnson, Jean CartyFishbourne’s Nikki Scott and Kate Gurl took the opening rubber, however solely after profitable a match tie break within the first one, whereas Priscilla Pendle and Debbie Dupe needed to struggle for a 6-4 6-4 win of their first rubber.Scott and Gurl needed to win two extra tie breaks, 7-6, 7-6, to beat Deana Tarrant and Jen Lake, whereas Pendle and Jupe had been taken to 7-5 of their last set earlier than finishing the 4-0 win.In essence, the distinction between the 2 groups was a handful of factors in three hours of aggressive tennis.Typically, although, 4-0 actually does symbolize a one-sided match – Chichester’s combined staff conceded simply 11 video games to Alverstoke whereas their women 1sts allowed Avenue 1sts simply 15 video games of their Division 1 match.Avenue’s combined masters staff additionally suffered a 4-0 defeat at Ryde Garden, taking simply 12 video games. Their women masters 2nds gained some comfort, trouncing Warsash for the lack of simply 13 video games.To spherical off the one-sided matches, Stubbington women conceded simply 18 video games to Sarisbury Inexperienced and Southsea males restricted Warsash 4ths to the identical quantity.However again to extra aggressive matches, although CourtX women in all probability didn’t assume their match with Seacourt would prove that method when Caroline Hardy and Daybreak Dewilde whitewashed Andie Harding and Lou Inexperienced 6-0 6-0!Sue Bethell and Caroline MacDowell saved Seacourt within the operating with a 7-5 6-1 win over Karen Claeys and Leah Clifton earlier than the CourtX pairs edged each the reverse rubbers for a 3-1 success.Different women matches noticed 3-1 wins for Warsash 3rds towards Avenue 3rds, and Lively Academy towards Rowlands Citadel 1sts. Wickham and Southsea shared the rubbers 2-2, Wickham taking the additional profitable draw level 6-4 on units countback.There was a full programme in Males’s Division 2, with Chichester stretching their unbeaten run to 5 video games with a 3-1 win over Warsash 2nds.Fishbourne and CourtX 2nds maintained their promotion challenges, the previous overcoming Ryde Garden 2nds 4-0 and the latter edging previous Avenue 2nds 5-4 on units countback.JEM Tennis 2 recovered from a disappointing begin in Males’s Division 3 with a convincing win over Warsash 3rds, whereas one division down CourtX 4ths and Southsea moved into promotion-challenging positions with wins over Ryde Garden 3rds and Warsash 4ths respectively.Lee have entered a second staff into the combined competitors for the primary time and stay unbeaten after three matches, having not misplaced a rubber but, with JEM Tennis 2nds their newest victims.There have been 4-0 victories for Alverstoke 2nds (over Warsash 3rds) and Ryde Garden 3rds (over Chichester 2nds).The midweek masters leagues have loved significantly good climate this season and all this week’s matches had been performed in superb sunshine.Avenue 1sts women defeated visiting Ryde Garden 4-0 in Division 1, however in the identical division Warsash and CourtX women may solely be separated by two video games after sharing the rubbers and units in a three-hour marathon.Avenue’s combined 2nds staff strolled to a 4-0 victory over Southsea.



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