Over the May Bank Holiday weekend Andrew Moraghan won the 45s singles at the Leicestershire LTC Clay Championships 2018. Congratulations on another success!
Many congratulations to Alan Jordan (Cambs County 45/55s tennis player) who was selected to Captain the England's Men's 55s team at the Four Nations Seniors Tennis Championships held in Dublin over the May Bank Holiday weekend. They won all their matches beating Scotland 3-0, Wales 2-1 and Ireland 3-0 making them the overall winners of that group.
England won the overall Championship with their other Men's and Ladies' 55s, 60s and 65s teams having similar results.
From left to right: Graham Neale, Alan Jordan (Captain), Chris Hearn and Richard Jackson
We would like to congratulate Alan Jordan and Jenny Chin on their recent selections. Alan Jordan has been asked to Captain the England Men's 55's teams and Jenny Chin is representing the England Ladies 60's team in the Four Nations Championships. We wish them both the best of luck.
Congratulations to Andrew Moraghan (Cambs)for winning the over 45s singles title at the Fila Indoor Championships
Congratulations to our County’s 40s Ladies for winning the Inter-County Winter Corby League consisting of 8 strong Midland counties. Craig Haworth, Manager of Corby Indoor Tennis Centre, reported that “We had one of the most exciting finishes to a season we have ever had in this competition. Last year’s winners Lincs, were undefeated all year, and faced last year’s runners up Cambridgeshire. It was nip and tuck all the way, being drawn 2-2 after the first round, then 4-4 after the second round, it came down to a match tie-break shoot out. This was the first one that Cambs have been involved in since the rule was brought in a couple of years ago. Despite facing a match point down, the Cambs 1st pair of Fleur Clegg and Rachel Hill came through 13-11 to take the title, after almost 4 hours of play! A big congratulations to Captain, Caroline Thornton, Rachel Hill, Karen Cass, Fleur Clegg, Teresa Catlin, Christine, Sprowell, Emma Mills and Marketa Ullman”.
Our teams performed very well yesterday at Gosling. The girls team of Bibiana Krall, Thomasina Boothman, Olivia Kaser, Olivia Davis, Briana Locke and May Havard beat Oxfordshire 6-0; Lost 1/5 to Essex; beat Suffolk 6/0; beat Northants 4/2 in the group to finish second in the group. They then played Herts in the semi-finals and narrowly lost 4/2 and then in the third and fourth play-off beat Norfolk 6/0 to come third and they all got a bronze medal for this – all very pleased. Olivia Kaser won all her matches at number three.
The boys, who played in the afternoon then had the goal of doing better than the girls! The team of Harry Voss, Mason Harrigan, Jianzhou Mei, Arnas Simkus, Max Tjurin and Edward Leedham started off very well and beat Northants 6/0; beat Essex 5/1; beat Norfolk 6/0; beat Oxfordshire 6/0 to finish top of their group. In the semi-finals they beat Suffolk 4/2 and then lost in the final 1/5 to Herts – although there were some very close matches here. So the boys got silver.
The two positions of girls and boys are then added together to give an overall team position. Obviously Herts were first winning both and then Cambs were joint second with Essex – really great effort from everyone.
Cambridgeshire girls played their hearts out to ensure the County stayed in Group 3 after an epic weekend in Wrexham.
The team of Aisha Brown, Sama Malik, Megan Carmichael, Chaaya Malik, Laurie Criuckshank, Lydia Sivirentsava, Natasha Scott and Charlotte Laing travelled to Wrexham for 18 County Cup in Group 3b on Thursday 22nd February..
An incredibly narrow loss to Dorset on day 1 was followed by another close match against North Wales on the Friday, but unfortunately, the opposition squeaked another one.
The last day saw Cambridgeshire play North of Scotland needing to win to avoid relegation. A battling performance by the whole team saw them take the match, retaining their spot in Group 3.
Team captain Sue Rich said ‘l am so proud of the team who fought really hard all weekend despite illness and injuries. They need to be really proud of their efforts and were a real credit to the County and definitely deserved to stay up. All of the team can play
again next year so l hope we will start to progress upwards.’
To read the full match report click here
The three-day long weekend of the County Cup saw the Cambridgeshire Under 18 Boys' Team stage a remarkable fight back to retain their place in Division 3, ending in 3rd place above relegated Buckinghamshire... Sussex won the group with a final day win over Hampshire who finished 2nd.
The Cambridgeshire team comprised Charlie James, Nick Ghaznavi, Yujiro Onuma, Zach Cox, Vincent Chen, Sam Clark, Jan Ortonowski and Alex Wardley.
To read a full report please click here..
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