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).
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.
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!