Suffolk 10 and under tennis squads shine in county cup qualifiers
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Over the Bank Holiday weekend both the Suffolk 10 and under girls and boys teams competed in the qualifying rounds of the county cup competitions.
The girls team, which consisted of Ella Glanville, Amie Hunt and Bethany Gardens and was coached by Chris Daynes, travelled to Woodbridge.
The team performed very well, qualifying for the semi-finals with a 3-1 rubbers win over Norfolk which included an excellent three-set win in the doubles rubber.
In the semi-final against Cambridgeshire the girls were 2-1 up in rubbers after the singles.
Having lost a close-fought doubles match the tie was 2-2, which meant the girls had to play a tie break shoot out to decide the match.
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Having saved five match points the girls won 15-13 to make it to the final.
Against a very strong Middlesex team the girls were 2-1 down after the singles, with Bethany winning an excellent singles match.
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The doubles also went to three sets but the Middlesex pair came through to win the tie 3-1 in rubbers.
This was an excellent performance from all three girls which bodes very well for the future of Suffolk tennis.
The Suffolk Boys Under 10 team travelled to Easton College in Norfolk for their match.
The team consisted of Daniel Franco-Key, Callum Taber, Archie Jones, Ashton Boswell and William Anderson, with team captain Richard Daynes.
The first day unfortunately saw 3-1 defeats against both Middlesex and Norfolk. Daniel, Ashton and William all suffered tight three-set defeats whilst Daniel had a fantastic win against the Norfolk number 1.
The second day saw a play-off match against Bedfordshire. Good wins for Aston and Archie meant that Suffolk were 2-1 up going into the doubles which Ashton and William lost 10-8 in the third set.
This meant that Suffolk were involved in a tie break shoot out, which Callum and Archie did very well to win 10-6. Overall that meant that Suffolk finished in fifth place.
A gallant effort by both the girls and boys, who put in some great performances against strong opposition.