Sunday 8 April saw the Ladies kick off the 2018 Team Tennis season with an impressive 6-0 win against Campden Hill at home. Due to persistent rain, the match was played on the 3 clay courts.
Playing at 1 on her debut, Martina Paladini Jennings came back from a set down to beat Surrey Ladies player Laura Slater in 3 sets. Playing at 2 and 3 respectively Jodie Lawrence-Taylor and Danielle Hack had somewhat more straightforward matches, losing 1 game between them!
Also making her Team Tennis debut for STSC, Lydia Perkins secured a straight sets victory to ensure the win, meaning no pressure for the doubles rubbers. Jodie and Dani teamed up at pair 1 and Lydia was joined by Lucy Charlton – another Team Tennis debutante – at pair 2, and two more straight sets victories followed.
This was an impressive start to the season, having been promoted from the County Division 1 last year. The next match is at home on Sunday 22 April against Putney LTC. We have a great squad with several more new players yet to make their debuts over the coming weeks so please do come down to support.
Thank you to those who supported in our first match – in the rain – it was very much appreciated.