Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club Box League


PLAY OFFS
Jenny Rote9 pts
Dermot Keegan7 pts
Steffan James5 pts
Eleri Vaughan4 pts


Dermot Keegan

vs

Eleri Vaughan

Set 1: 4to6
Set 2: 6to1
Set 3: 1to0
Comments:
Really good match with Eleri who was unlucky to twist her ankle at 8-8 in the tiebreak.

Jenny Rote

vs

Dermot Keegan

Set 1: 6to2
Set 2: 6to3
Comments:
We were really fortunate to be able to play this considering how the forecast looked on Thursday evening (heavy rain & 45 mph winds!). Given both of us had already secured promotion, we had tabled the idea of not playing if the weather was that bad! Anyway, on to the match itself...cagey starts in both sets, with me (top-spinner) trying to establish a successful way to play against Dermot´s heavy slicing game. From 2-2 1st set I upped my game a bit, and Dermot dropped off, to enable a fairly straightforward 6-2 scoreline. I thought the 2nd set might be similar, but Dermot fought hard in the 2nd set. 5th game was a long one which I finally managed to win. After nearly going 5-2 up Dermot made sure I had to work for the match, and pushed me to 4-3. Thankfully I managed to pull off the last 2 games for the win. Really enjoyable game - thanks Dermot! Am very pleased to have successfully completed my 3 matches in 4 days (is that a record Randall?), and that without a drop of rain - incredible!

Jenny Rote

vs

Eleri Vaughan

Set 1: 6to3
Set 2: 6to4
Comments:
Enjoyable game with Eleri tonight. Thankfully the wind died down for us, and the conditions were pretty good. Clearly lots of others around playing their matches too! Lots of nice rallies; the harder I hit the ball, the harder it came back, to had to try other tactics! Was looking horribly like going to a 2nd set tie break, but thankfully for me Eleri threw in a couple of unforced errors in the last game that let me off of the hook. 1 match down, 2 to go!!

Jenny Rote

vs

Steffan James

Set 1: 6to0
Set 2: 6to1
Comments:
This game was all about consistency - thankfully I was the one with the consistency tonight. If Steffan had played like he did in the 1st game of the 2nd set all match it would probably have been a different story! Thanks for the game Steffan.

Dermot Keegan

vs

Steffan James

Set 1: 6to0
Set 2: 6to2
Comments:
It is always hard to beat a James and this was no exception.

Eleri Vaughan

vs

Steffan James

Set 1: 5to6
Set 2: 3to6
Comments: