Men's B vs. Abingdon D

Sat 21 Oct, 2017 - Away

Drew - 4-4

Phil and Andrew, both playing for the team for the first time, stepped up as first pair. They beat the Abingdon second pair 6-0, 6-1, though it wasn’t as easy as the score suggests.

Meanwhile Crispy and I were going down 6-4, 6-2 to the first pair. The gap wasn’t that big (we had failed to take our chances and failed to put the weaker player under pressure) and we felt that Phil and Andrew should have good chances against them. As it turned out, it was close, but in the end they also lost, 6-7, 4-6. Against the second pair Crispy and raced to a one set lead, by 6-1. Rain stopped play for 5 minutes. The opponents upped their game in the second set. My serve chose that set to start malfunctioning. But we fought back from 3-5 down to take the set 7-5.

So points shared equally in the end.