Sunday 3 June saw our Ladies Team take on the ladies from The Queens Club at home in the most eagerly anticipated and possibly the “crunch” match of the season.
It was another beautiful hot and sunny day, with the ladies starting in the peak heat at midday. Playing at 4, Sally made her singles debut, with a speedy and convincing straight sets victory. Lydia, at 3, also won in straight sets, giving us an early 2-0 lead. Playing at 2 and 1 respectively, Dani and Jodie did not have things quite so easy… Having won a tight first set, Jodie’s opponent fought back to take the 2nd set 6-1 as Jodie struggled in the heat. Motivated by the support of her team mates, Jodie refused to be beaten and won the deciding set 6-1, extending our lead. Dani also had a 3 set marathon against a former WTA ranked player. There was very little to choose between the 2 of them, but despite Dani’s valiant effort, Queens took the final singles rubber.
The doubles pairings Jodie/Laura and Lucy C/Lydia took to courts 2 and 3 to battle it out for the final 2 rubbers. Both teams secured convincing victories, giving STSC another win and keeping us at the top of the League with one match to go!
The final match of the season is away to Sevenoaks on Sunday 17 June.