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LEE CLOSE TO DETHRONING QUEENS

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In a busy month of matches Lee Ladies had a tough list of fixtures, first up was away versus Team Tennis National Champions Wilton who proved too strong claiming a 4-0 win to confirm their status as Premier League favourites.  

Next up was a trip to face The Queen’s Club; the team of April Brown, Kelly Burge, Chloe Efford & Rosie Harfield produced a strong display, both pairs claiming a rubber to earn a 2-2 draw, with the bonus points going to Queens who won an extra set.

To finish the month Lee hosted Putney in another tight contest, this time Brown & Burge won both their matches for another draw, unfortunately the extra set and bonus points again went to the opposition but Lee continue to show their competitiveness in this league

 

 

 

GETTING CLOSER…… Lee Men finally showed signs of getting to grips with the level in NPL, and it came versus the highest ranked players they have faced so far.  Taking on David Lloyd Purley who had players ranked #26, #48, #52 & #122 in the country, their top player, Isaac Stoute, also world ranked #570.  Bradwell & Rogers combined again and ran Stoute, who the day after was off to play an ITF event in Turkey, and partner Jack Gibbens close, taking the first set 6-3 before being pegged back and going down 10-5 in a deciding set tiebreak.  This was the closest Lee got in the four rubbers but take positives from the display, demonstrating how their level has improved over the season. 

 

Tough luck continues for Lee Men….

Lee Men continued to toil, with Noah Bradwell, Matt Rogers, Aaronn Blackman & Josh Maitland lining up to host St. George’s Hill.  As with other matches the opposition were extremely strong, with world ranked players in their team.

Bradwell & Rogers again came close to turning a match in favour of Lee but suffered from bad luck on net cords in the first rubber before battling back, saving match points, before slipping to defeat 7-9 in a tiebreak and another overall 0-4 loss.

 

Thanks to our sponsors...... NIAL UK and Taps & Tubs who have helped to pay for team kit, the cost of courts for home fixtures and other costs of running the team.

There is still chance to get involved to help support the teams, look out for further fundraising events during the season.

 

 


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