Phyllis Court beat Camerton & Peasedown 5-1
Phyllis Court scored a comfortable victory over Camerton & Peasedown by 5 games to 1, but the rain was the bigger winner.
The Henley Club's two large courts became unplayable after lunch, and the mutual decision to conclude the fixture on the Club's two smaller courts, was the only sensible action to take.
The hosts held a good lead at the halfway point, thanks to straight games wins in the doubles by Chris Roberts and Helena Fensome, and Ian Norris turning the same trick, but in two very tight 'last hoop' singles games with Ros Key-Pugh.
Mike Fensome's singles rubber was halted at one game all, with the intention to only play the decider, if the match result rested on it (and in the end it didn't, so a 'half' was agreed).
In the afternoon, Roberts, Norris and Mike Fensome all won in straight games, against Colin Britt, Brian Wilson and Ros Key-Pugh respectively.
But Camerton & Peasedown's Mo Boyes salvaged something for her side with some excellent ball placement, to defeat Helena Fensome in the deciding game of their singles.
Although soaked through by the close, the visitors were complimentary to the hosts over hot tea and wished them well in the next round against Cheltenham.
Phyllis Court names first:
Chris Roberts & Helen Fensome beat Colin Britt & Mo Boyes 7-4, 7-5
Mike Fensome drew v Brian Wilson 7-3, 6-7
Ian Norris beat Ros Key-Pugh 7-6, 7-6
Chris Roberts (-1) beat Colin Britt (1) 7-4, 7-5
Helena Fensome (0) lost to Mo Boyes (3) 3-7, 7-2, 4-7
Mike Fensome (0) beat Ros Key-Pugh (4) 7-4, 7-4
Ian Norris (1) beat Brian Wilson (4) 7-4, 7-6