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LEE ON THE SOLENT – The Lee-on-the-Solent ladies first team played their first Aegon Team Tennis Division 1 home opener of the season on Sunday beating Warsash Tennis Club 10-2 overall. 

This was a big win for the team as Warsash have just come down from regional. Chloe Efford for Lee was first off court cruising to a 6-1 6-0 win over Pauline Udal. It did not take long for Kelly Burge for Lee to wrap it up against Jo-Anne Downing winning 6-2 6-1. Andrea Jackson won for Lee due to Cathie Russell retiring because of a calf injury. An exciting and incredibly tight match leaving it at 6-7 (7-9), 6-3 and 4-2 in the championship tie-break. Rosie Harfield lost to a very good Isla Hignett for Warsash 6-0, 6-4 although Harfield put up a good fight in the second set. 

With one doubles already a walkover due to injury, it was left down to Burge and Efford to seal the deal. A comfortable 6-2, 6-1 win over Downing and Hignett despite awful weather conditions, a comfortable victory for the ladies. 

The ladies next match is Sunday 22nd April at Bassett Tennis Club. Hopefully the ladies can stick to winning ways. 

Singles Competition

Kelly Burge (LOST) def. Jo-Anne Downing (WTC) 6-2, 6-1
Isla Hignett (WTC) def. Rosie Harfield (LOST) 6-0, 6-4
Andrea Jackson (LOST) def. Cathie Russell (WTC) 6-7 (9-7), 6-3, 4-2 ret
Chloe Efford (LOST) def. Pauline Udal (WTC) 6-1, 6-0 


Doubles Competition

Kelly Burge/Chloe Efford (LOST) def. Jo-Anne Downing/Isla Hignett 6-2, 6-1
Rosie Harfield/Andrea Jackson (LOST) def. Cathie Russel/Pauline Udal 6-0 6-0

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