SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY 2012
SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT
The newly formed Cornwall 3rd team travelled away this weekend to do battle with an experienced Isle of Wight 2nd team. Our Cornish team of 8 players, 7 of whom are U21 players responded well to the long trip by winning the fixture by a convincing 10 matches to 5, which is an excellent and well deserved result with every player contributing something to the day.
The day started brilliantly with all 4 singles players, Imogen Crarer, Bethany Wotton, Christian Jasper & Chris Cooper, winning their matches. The womens doubles pairings of Bethany Wotton & Jane Barber and Imogen Crarer & Bethany Rich went onto consolidate the upper hand gained in the singles by winning all 4 of their matches with real spirit. The men’s level doubles with pairings of Lee Chapple & Sam Spencer and Christian Jasper & Chris Cooper fought hard against some tough Island opposition and took 1 of the 4 men’s doubles matches, with Lee & Sam clinching a tough and vital 3 end match to take the team score to 9 – 3 going into the mixed.
With the match already won, it was important to get our score up to 10 matches and by doing so achieving the maximum 3 points from the fixture. The Isle of Wight made our task very difficult with some very spirited performances in all 3 of the mixed matches. It was with great delight that our pairing of Chris Cooper and Bethany Rich overcame their worthy opponents to get our score up to the magic 10 matches.
Our 3rd team travel on the 20th January to play Guernsey 2nds at Crewekerne, Somerset and again on 27th January when we travel to Brighton to take on Sussex.