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After a week of wintry weather, the snow had fortunately cleared in time for the Exeter Golf and Country Club mixed tennis A team to play their final match of the East Devon winter season against David Lloyd Exeter.
Having started in mid-September, a run of nine successive victories meant that three points in their last game would regain the title. Having won the division 1 title 23 times since 1992, the current team were keen to continue the strong recent history of Exeter Golf and Country Club teams in the league.
David Lloyd A team provided the opposition for the final tennis match. Emily Rushen and Juliet Chenery of Exeter Golf and Country Club got off to the perfect start with a comfortable straight sets win in the ladies rubber. This left the men needing just one point to guarantee the East Devon tennis title. Opting to experiment with a change to their normal formation, Exeter Golf and Country Club’s James Temple and Tim Agutter also prevailed in straight sets to take the pressure off the mixed rubbers. First pair James and Emily won 6-3 6-3 with Tim and Juliet playing an entertaining rubber which concluded with a tennis championship tie-break which they secured 10-5.
The 8-1 victory means that the Exeter Golf and Country Club A tennis team finished top of the East Devon tennis table with a 100% record.
James Temple, Head of Tennis at Exeter Golf and Country Club said, “Well done to everyone who played throughout the winter tennis season. Our tennis teams will now focus their attention on to the summer tennis season, which begins in April.”
There could still be further success for the mixed tennis teams. Exeter Golf and Country Club’s Chris Goodwill’s mixed C team are currently second in division 6 and know that 14 points in their final two matches will result in promotion.
If you’re interested in representing the Club during the summer season in men’s, ladies’ or mixed matches then please register your interest on the tennis noticeboard or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see more online.
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