Sidmouth tennis teams progressing well in league matches

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Consolidating an excellent start to the summer season for Sidmouth Tennis Club league teams, the Men’s B team had another convincing win last week, writes Kate Truman.

Their latest success was against Dawlish, a new team to the league. Captain, Bob Heffill and partner Gregg Pepper were, once again joined by talented juniors Jonny Surtees and Harry Ensall, who, although falling behind several times, seemed to relish the challenge and won four straight sets.

Heffill and Pepper dropped one of their sets, but redeemed themselves with a straightforward 10-1 win in the tie break. The Men’s B are now top of Division Eight with 31 points with their closest rival, Kingsteignton, on 17 points, and will be hoping for promotion at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, both the Ladies’ A team and Ladies’ B teams played on Monday.

The A team, playing in Division 2, had a tough battle against Kingsteignton, but managed to secure a 5-5 draw.

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The Ladies’ B team, who were promoted to Division Four last season, have found the standard of play more challenging, but are managing to hold their own with very close match results all round.

Monday’s match away against Okehampton was no exception with the Sidmouth ladies just managing to secure a 5-4 win in what was a long, but enjoyable, evening of tennis.

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With six matches played, the Ladies B team is, so far, hovering around third or fourt position in the tables and is, realistically, aiming to finish the season in mid table position with eight more matches to play.

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