Game, set and match…

Round two of the Women’s Chelsea Cup competition at home here at Campbells Bay was an exciting and very close contest.  There was a great turn out of support for our team particularly for Chloe who was cheered on by her friends and students.  The evening started with singles. Our Captain Chloe Shin fought long and hard in a nail biting three setter against Lake Pupuke’s Taylor Brown. The standard of tennis was superb with incredibly long rallies and Taylor managed to close it out for a victory scoring 4-6, 6-2,7-5. Sarah Weekley our number two is a new addition to our Women’s team and cruised comfortably to a win against Anet Tarabova 6-3, 6-4. Our number three Victoria Hartland played the more experienced Craigie McCulloch. Victoria played well and fought till the end but lost 6-7, 4-6. Our number four Lara McNaughten played Ella Simmons who was playing her debut match at Chelsea Cup level. Lara proved to be the stronger player on the night winning 6-2, 6-4. The singles finished at two matches all. Our top doubles pairing of Chloe and Lara played extremely well against Taylor and Anet and certainly had their chances particularly in the second set when they were up 4-3. Unfortunately they couldn’t turn the match around and ended up with a 6-4, 6-4 loss. Our second doubles pairing of Victoria Hartland and Trixie Muller Leiendeder playing against Craigie and Ella were victorious after a long, very close battle in the super tie break finally managing to pull off a win 6-2, 3-6, 11-9.  At three matches each we went to count back. We had 7 sets each so started counting the games. It was extremely close but I am delighted to say that we won by 67 games to 61. Six games…”one set” and the match!

The boys go big!

It was a big win for the Campbells Bay men’s team with a 4-2 victory over Milford, the current Chelsea Cup Champs. It really is early days in the competition but all said it was a huge performance.

It was a delight to watch our two ex ATP Pros and Davis Cup mates clinch a long and hard fought doubles win over Milford which set the tone for the rest of the evening. Adam Thompson and Mark Nielsen beat Matt Alexander and Bryce Hayr 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-8(6). Losing the first set they managed to white knuckle the second set tie-break 7-5 and then showed legendary class by converting the super tie break 10-6. The Fanguna Bros showed similar nerves of steel by coming back from 1 set down to win 2-6, 7-5, 10-8(7). A big up also needs to go Mark Nielsen and Brendon Furness for pulling off two solid wins in their singles. It was good to see Adam sweat buckets and nearly pull off a win against Matt Alexander but it was not his night and he went down 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. And last but not least I watched a gutsy performance from our junior player Adrian Lagman (S3) who went down 6-1, 6-3 to Sion Wiggin (S2). The score doesn’t reflect how close the match was and although Sion has 231 more Configure points than our young gun at 15, I can safely say that Sion’s days are numbered!

A wonderful evening of tennis at Campbells Bay Tennis Club. Thank you to all who came and supported the team.





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