Away Win at Dulwich for Sussex in Federation GC Match
A great season for the Sussex A team who completed 4 wins out of 4 by winning an away match at Dulwich 5-2 on Wednesday.
The teams were:-
Richard Brooks h/c -1 (captain)
Paul Castell -1
Liz Farrow 0
Robin Wootton 2
Pierre Beaudry -4
Peter Hayden 2
Paul Newton 3
Penny Benge 3 (captain)
Sussex were leading by 3-0 at lunch with Paul & Richard beating Pierre & Peter 2-7, 7-3, 7-5 in the doubles.
Liz beat Penny 7-6, 6-7, 7-4 and Robin beat Paul 1-7, 7-3, 7-5 in the first two singles.
This meant to save the match Dulwich needed all four singles to be played in the afternoon.
They got off to a good start with Pierre’s win over Richard 7-5, 7-4 but shortly after this Sussex sealed victory with Paul beating Peter 7-6, 7-6 and Liz winning over Paul 7-2, 7-4.
Then there was quite a wait for the final game to finish, which ended in a win for Dulwich with Penny beating Robin 7-4, 4-7, 7-6.
As this is my last report of the season I would like to thank all of my team members for their help and support, that is Liz, Bob and Paul who joined me in three of the matches and Morgan who joined the team for two of the matches. Also a special thank you to Robin who came in at very short notice when Bob was hospitalised, which enabled us to field a full team for this match.
Report by Richard Brooks