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Sep 27, 2017 | Jenni Ashford

exeter Tennis news Round Up

27th September

The defence of the winter Division 1 title began on Monday evening for the men’s tennis A team at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Newly promoted Tipton St. John were the visitors for the opening round for a match played out under conditions better than many of the summer games.

The first rubbers were won comfortably by both pairs. Sergey Yelnik, partnering Exeter Golf and Country Club Tennis Coach, James Temple, demonstrated some of his trick shot abilities by winning three points in short succession with a series of ‘hot dogs’ played between his legs. The 6-1 6-3 score line against Tipton’s first pair was bettered by Adam Tapp and Chris Harris-Deans who beat the second pair for the loss of only one game.

The second rubbers were also secured to ensure that the team began the season with an 8-0 victory. Their next match sees them host the men’s B team, who finished as runners-up behind Tipton last year, on 16th October.

The B team began their campaign with a useful 6-2 win over Newton St. Cyres. The established pairing of James Hope and Dave Rimmer won both rubbers to pick up 4 points. Max Goodsion and James Gaisford won their first match before narrowly losing out 6-7 4-6 against the opposition’s first pair.

Continuing the strong start by Exeter tennis teams, the mixed tennis A team picked up a 6-2 win at Sampford Peverell as they look to mount a challenge for the Division 1 title having lost out by just one point last year.

The ladies’ tennis teams faced tough opening matches. The A team were defeated 7-2 by Victoria Park A whilst the B team lost 6-2 at Kingsteignton.

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exeter Squash – News Round Up

Exeter Golf and Country Club Squash 1st squash team started off the 2017/18 League season with an away fixture vs local rivals Devon and Exeter Squash Club.

Both sides were at full strength for the first game of the season and there were some really tight match ups all the way through.

Unfortunately Exeter Golf and Country Club couldn’t continue their unbeaten run from last season, going down 3 matches to 2 overall. Mike Harris at No 1 and new recruit Josh Morris at No 4 giving the side their two wins. A valiant effort by the team though all the way through, especially Gary Bennet at No 3 who went down in a very tight 3/2 loss.

There are plenty of squash matches to go this season though so the side are looking forward to getting back into winning ways once more. Their first home fixture is Thursday 5th October vs Fort Stamford which promises to once again be a tight clash.’

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