Field Trophy Semi-Final
JDRTC v Petworth
JDRTC Mark Dickinson and Darren Spurling vs Petworths Geoffrey Russel and William Bristowe started play. Jesmond started strong winning the first set 6/3. Petworth came back and took the second set 2/6. Mark and Darren fought back and took the final set 6/4
Match Score 1-0
Ollie Martyn-Hemphill vs Adam Dolman. Unfortunately Ollie struggled to get into the match and Adam beat him 6/2 6/1.
Match Score 1-1
Paul Hetherington vs Angus Williams. 2 ex pro’s battling it out. Angus looked very comfortable in the first set beating Paul 6/1. Paul fought back in the 2nd set beating Angus 6/5. Angus came back hard, hitting the galleries and beat Paul 6/2.
Match Score 1-2
The youngest players in the match were next up. Our very own Alex Dyter vs under 21’s British Champion Freddie Bristowe. Alex did not seem phased by young Freddie, and looked strong from the outset not giving Freddie an inch. Alex beat Freddie 6/2, 6/1.
Match Score 2-2
Fifth and deciding match. JDRTC John Duns and Richard MacAlister vs Andrew Page and Charles Fuente. Jesmond started strong winning the first set 6/2, who then seem to loose a little momentum whilst the away team had time to get used to the court. Petworth took the second set 6/4. At the beginning of the third set Petworth changed their receivers round, this worked and was the correct decision as they went onto win the third and final set 6/3 and won the match.
Match Score 2-3
Although once again this was a defeat for JDRTC it was a vast improvement of the last time the two teams met, where Petworth beat JDRTC 5/0.
Great Real Tennis all round.