The Hampshire Court Ladies Vets team have had a couple of defeats in their latest matches in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Babolat Veterans 40+ Summer League after a previous run of good results.
In the home fixture against Winchester they lost 3-1 (39-34) overall. Sally Clackett and Julie Frankland recorded a scoreline of 6-1, 4-6, (7-10) then 6-0. 6-2. Lesley Miotto and new addition to the team Tina Wood won 7-5, lost the second set 6-4 and lost in the tie-break 11-9 and in the second match they lost 6-3, 6-3
Motto said, “Had we won even one of the two tie-breaks we would have won the match and Tina and I were even up 7-4 during the tiebreak”
At the Virgin Active, Hants Club in Southampton the ladies played on the indoor carpet surface losing 4-0 (49-24) overall to the team that were Divison One winners last season. Bev Cleaver and Sandie Benham were defeated 6-3. 7-5 and then 6-3, 6-4. Miotto and Wood also lost 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0.
They then lost at Riverside 4-0 (48 – 25 games) with Frankland and Elaine Whitham losing three sets and winning one 2-6,1-6; 6-7, 6-3, (7-10) and Benham and Cleaver recording a similar result 1-6, 1-6: 1-6, 7-6, (6-10). They then faced Winchester again away in their latest fixture in Winchester, losing against an on form opposition.