Mixed start to summer fixtures for Fry's tennis teams

Published on: 07 Jun 2013

May saw the start of the Avon Summer League season for Fry’s who have one men’s and one ladies' team entered. 

In Division 4A, Fry’s Men started their campaign with a tough away fixture to Redland IV.  In horrible wet and windy conditions, Fry’s had a torrid time losing all four matches en route to an overall 10 point to 0 loss. 

Next up was another tough fixture at home to Writhlington II.  It was an improved performance from Fry’s who, while not at their best, battled hard to win two of the four matches.  With the fixture all square, Fry’s were unfortunate to just miss out on the deciding bonus point due to winning fewer overall games than their opponents and thus lost the match 6 points to 4.

In Division 2B, Fry’s Ladies got their season started with a home match against a talented Clifton I side.  It was a tense, close match from beginning to end and, after a long evening’s play, both sides finished with two wins.  With the overall sets and games exactly even it meant the match was a rare 5 points to 5 draw.

Sadly, Fry’s couldn't build on this performance and were well beaten 10 points to 0 in their next fixture against perennial rivals Knowle.

It’s been a mixed start to the Summer League season for both teams but, with eight more matches to play, both teams will hope the best is yet to come.

If the French Open and imminent Wimbledon tournament have put you in the mood for playing tennis again, please contact Ann Smith on 0117 986 2845 or email medwaysmith@yahoo.co.uk for more information about playing at Fry Tennis Club.

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