Team Tennis Update March 2022

Ladies Teams

Our ladies won their opening match v Cumberland by 12 points to 0. An incredible start ………..Our team of five included two players making their Sutton debuts-Andre Lukosuite and Danielle Daley. After an hour’s play Danielle had already won 1 and 0. Meanwhile Andre, Abby Amos and Lara Bakhaya were still engaged in very tight first sets. All three won them and then Andre and Abby took runaway second sets.

This left Lara in splendid isolation on Court 4 before she finally battled to a 2 hour plus 6-3, 6-3 victory. Jodie Lawrence-Taylor came in for the dubs and our two pairs won for a total loss of  3 games. A very encouraging start to the season as Cumberland are always one of the stronger teams in the division.

We wish Andre well this weekend as she makes another debut-this time representing Lithuania in Billie-Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup) matches in Finland.

Our team have a potentially very tough match at home to Roehampton this Sunday 10th March at 1.30 pm. We hope that members will be able to come along and support.

Men’s Teams

Our Mens National team lost by 8 points -4 in a very difficult opening match. Jack Pinnington Jones lost his match to Liam Broady in what was a tough opener.  Alexis Canter played well in losing to Mark Whitehouse but by Mark’s own admission he played as well as he has done in the past 12 months.  Brandon will be disappointed to lose to Dan Little as he has beaten him on the past 3 occasions. James Beaven, made his debut & earned an impressive straight sets victory overJack Gibbons. 

The doubles were shared 1-1 with Brandon & PJ winning on the tie break shooter & James B & Alexis C losing to Broady & Goodall. A tough afternoon – we will be back 

We travel to Roehampton this Sunday 10th March for a 2pm start.

Our Regional Men lost by 10 points – 2 to Cumberland in what was another very tough opening rubber. Our only win was picked up in the doubles by David Middleton & Caleb Simms. Tommy Cartledge, Otto Sterner & David Middleton all lost their singles matches in difficult matches. The Cumberland team on the day has been their mainstream National side for many years but due to intense recruiting they now play regional which was a great opportunity for our lads to see the difference in levels.

On Sunday our Regional Men start at 1030am v Globe.