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Match Reports

Mixed Teams are looking Good

Swanage’s mixed teams have made a confident start to the summer season.

The Mixed 1 team hosted familiar rivals Virgin Active at home on Saturday knowing that they would have to put up a fight to gain points from this meeting. Jo Kiddell and Andy Mutter fought hard to gain the first set from a fresh faced and ambitious first pair who then took the second. It was 6:4, 4:6 and so a match tie-break was to decide the fate of this rubber. The more experienced Swanage pair took control and claimed the first win.

Jo and Andy, buoyant from their win went on to dominate their second match: winning 6:2, 6:2.

Swanage’s second pair, Meg Mutter and Mike Angell had a tricky start to the morning and failed to get a foothold in their first match which they lost 1;6, 1;6. This defeat seemed to make the pair determined to prove their calibre and they raised their games a notch or two as their dictated play in their second match, winning 6:3, 6:4.

The Mixed 2 team travelled all the way to Shaftesbury on Sunday morning to face a another youthful  team. Sam Christmas and Graham Ward managed to gain a swift and certain victory over Shaftesbury’s first pair, 6:0, 6:0 and were challenged slightly more in their second, winning 6:1, 6:3

Meanwhile on Court 2 , Helen Knight and Jamie McDonald were engaged in a game for game battle. The Swanage pair claimed the first set 7:5 and seemed to be cruising to victory in the second as they went up 3:0. Shaftesbury, determined to gain something from the meeting, fought back but Swanage eventually sealed victory at 6:4.

It was the same morning as the London Marathon and Jamie and Helen were facing something similar as they then went straight into another point by point, deuce laden match. The Shaftesbury first pair seemed to find their game and after each team securing a set, the match tie-break saw Shaftesbury claiming their only rubber. 

Both Mixed matches saw Swanage triumphant by 3 – 1 rubbers.


Men make a good start

Swanage Men are off to a good start after a win over Ferndown (Weds 15th April).

Mike Muir and Jeff Veale won both of their matches and Andy Mutter and Mike A won their first convincingly but then lost their second.

A win for Swanage – 3-1. 

Mixed 2 fixtures

Sunday April 26th Shaftsbury away 10.30

Sunday  May 10th  Corfe Mullen home 10.30

Wednesday May 20th Lymington away 6.30

Saturday May 30th Sway Home 10.30 

Sunday July 12th Victoria Avenue Home 10.30 




Sad end to a close match

Our Mixed 1 encountered a real battle (19th April) away at Winton. Deborah and Gordon lost their first match 2:6, 3:6 to familiar rivals but then took control of their second, winning comfortably 6:3, 6:2.

Meg and Mike experienced a real tussle with the Winton's second pair but eventually Winton snatched a victory in a match tie-break, 3:6, 7:5, 1-0.

Their afternoon didn't get any easier as they encountered the Winton's first pairing who were looking for a win. Meg and Mike bounced back after their loss winning the first set 6:3 but  then went on to lose the second 4:6.

The crucial rubber was to be decided in a match tie-break. Winton took the lead but Swanage were on the come back when disaster struck for the home side. Due to an injury, Swanage had to concede.

Winton won 3-1 sets.

We are the Champions!!!

It has been a fine winter season for Swanage Tennis club with their Mixed 1 team having gained promotion as they secured second position in Division 2. But could the Ladies 1 team trump that achievement and claim top spot in their 3rd Division?

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