Hampshire Court Ladies Retain Unbeaten Home Record

The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team won two matches and lost one in their final fixtures as the Babolat Hampshire & IOW Veterans Doubles League season came to a close. The ladies won their away match against Winchester on the astroturf courts. Sally Cackett and Elaine Whitham won 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-0. Sandie Benham and Bev Cleaver 7-5, 6-3 and 7-5, 3-6, (10-4).

P1030988(L to R) Sandie Benham, Elaine Whitham, Lesley Miotto and Chris Tudor played at Milford-on-Sea

The team of Benham, Whitham, Lesley Miotto and Chris Tudor were unlucky in their last away fixture losing to the Milford-on-Sea who are top of the league. Benham and Whitham lost 7-6 (5), 7-5 in their first match and drew in their second 5-7, 6-3, (6-10). Miotto and Tudor lost 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-1.The Milford ladies had won all their matches in the league at that point so were in the top position with the Hampshire Court ladies sitting in a very respectable second place with a good chance to be promoted back to Division 1 next season. The Hampshire Court ladies had a walkover against the Virgin Active who were unable to get a team to play.

mail(L to R) The victorious home team of Benham, Lisa Allen, Whitham and Julie Frankland.

The ladies got their own back on home turf, winning their final fixture against the Milford-on-Sea team and retaining their unbeaten home record while breaking Milford’s 100% success rate.  The ladies won by 3 rubbers to 1, with Benham and Lisa Allen losing 4-6, 1-6 and winning 7-5, 5-7 (10-6). Whitham and Frankland wontheir two marches 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-2

The ladies have now completed all their matches in a very successful season overall and should be playing in in Division 1 again next season. Congratulations Ladies!

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