Sidford tennis double

Sidford Ladies' A and Men's teams have enjoyed success in their recent local derby matches.

Sidford Ladies A and Men's teams have enjoyed success in their recent local derby matches against Sidmouth and Exmouth A respectively.The Ladies' A team completed the double over Sidmouth with an emphatic 8-0 victory; Jane Chalk and Jane Wakley continued their excellent form to win both their matches and there was a fine performance from the team captain, Marilyn Barlow, who won all her games with reserve Emma Fidge. This result moves the team up to second in the league with two games in hand on leaders Exeter Golf & Country Club C.Paul Carter with Graham Baker led the men's team to a hard fought victory over Exmouth A. With the match delicately poised at 5-5, they won a championship tie break against Exmouth's number one pair to remain unbeaten and clinch a 6 - 5 win for the team. The experienced pairing of Mike Dommett with Kevin Tratt were unlucky to lose two very tight matches in three sets, but the points they picked up were vital in the final outcome of the match. This leaves the team lying fifth in what is proving to be very competitive league.l The club are very keen to welcome along new members, particularly anyone interested in playing evening club and match tennis. For further details please visit the club website at, or come along to the club or contact Graham, the men's captain on 07968 615735.

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