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Dulwich lost to Letchworth 2-4

[<<] [>>] by Nick Mountfeld at Dulwich
7th August 2017 (GC - Inter-Club)

Letchworth has reached the GC Inter-Club final for the first time thanks to a hard-fought win away to Dulwich.

The morning session saw Letchworth's doubles pairing of Nick Mounfield and David Tutt beat Dulwich's Pierre Beaudry and Guy Scurfield. The two singles matches where shared (Sue Lightbody of Dulwich beating John Noble, and John Skingsley of Letchworth beating Andrew Dymond).

With the doubles finishing first, it was decided to play the first game of these players' singles matches. Dulwich won both games (Pierre beating Nick and Guy beating David), meaning the score at lunch was Letchworth 2, Dulwich 1 - with Dulwich one game up in two of the remaining four singles matches. The tie was very evenly poised.

After an excellent lunch the two singles matches resumed and two more started afresh.

Guy wasted no time in winning the second game against David to level the overall score at 2-2.

Nick took the second against Pierre to level their match, and Letchworth's John N and John S both took a one game lead against Andrew and Sue respectively.

Nick then won the decider against Pierre to leave Letchworth needing just one more match win to progress. They didn't have to wait long: John N won his second against Andrew to give Letchworth and unassailable 4-2 lead. Sue rallied and won the second game against John S, at which point both players decided to shake hands and eat cake.

Letchworth will play Ashby in the final.

Full results:

Pierre (-4) and Guy (-3) lost to Nick (-3) and David (-1): 5-7, 2-7

Andrew (-1) lost to John S (2): 5-7, 5-7

Sue (-1) beat John N (-1): 7-5, 7-4

Pierre lost to Nick: 7-5, 5-7, 4-7

Guy beat David: 7-3, 7-2

Andrew lost to John N: 5-7, 5-7

Sue versus John S: 3-7, 7-4


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