Thompson and Ensall prove formidable pairing

The Ladies B team have played two matches in the last couple of weeks, both at home.

The first against Newton Abbot on 26 November was a hard-fought contest between well-matched teams.

It was a case of d�j� vu for Marlene Maynard and Kate Truman who, having taken the initial set in each rubber, then lost the second set and were frustrated to lose each of the championship tie-breaks 7-10 with the final score being 6-3, 3-6, 7-10 and 6-4, 3-6, 7-10.

Jackie Ensall and Sally Lockhart also put up a strong fight, but the Newton Abbot pair had the edge and won 1-6, 3-6 and 5-7, 3-6 with Newton Abbot eventually claiming an 8-2 success.

It was a different story a few days later when the ladies enjoyed a comfortable 8-0 win against Teign Valley.

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Pat Thomson stood in at the last minute to cover for unexpected illness and formed a formidable team with Jackie Ensall.

The pair served up a stylish performance to win 6-2 6-1 and 6-2 6-3. Meanwhile, Maynard and Truman won their first rubber 6-0, 6-1 and were one set up in the second rubber before taking their eye off the ball and finding themselves 0-3 down in the second set.

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Fortunately they were able to refocus and took the second set 7-5.

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