Sunday 26th September and the Category C Club Doubles Tournament for the 2010-2011 season was played at the Oratory.
With some last minute drop outs we were down to 4 pairs. Competition for the all important semi finals places was tough….. It seemed that “the knockout” stages were used as a warm up as in the semi finals everyone stepped up their game!
The first semi final game saw Sarah Whittaker and Sarah Brownlee play Ian wood and Tim Tomalin. This game saw some superb tennis from the Sarah’s although it seemed that Ian and Tim were unable to miss a shot (as had been the way most of the morning!) and this secured their place in the final. The next match was Kevin McCourt and Brian Lambert against Pam Tomalin and Mark Lambert. With Pam barking orders and Mark running like a mad man they managed to gain the lead and close the set 6-3. This of course meant Pam and Mark would play Ian and Tim in the final. By this stage Pam and Mark were on form and they took the first game. From here they were level pegging all the way to 5-5. The game both teams played some truly superb tennis taking it right to the line with a 5-5, 3 deuce, 40-40 finale which ended in a brilliant cross court tambour which Pam and Mark were unable to return.
Congratulations to Ian Glyn and Tim Tomalin!
Catergory C Club Singles and Doubles competitors
Thank you to all players for an excellent day of doubles and look forward to seeing you all in this seasons tournament on the 11th and 12th of March 2012.