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Spain beat England 14-12 in the 2nd GC Test

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pictureThe victorious Spanish team

by Jonathan Powe at Hurlingham
20th June (International)

A full report will follow in due course. The Test format, teams and results are shown below.

Format: A 27-point test (18 singles, 9 doubles) played over 7 rounds. All matches were best-of-three 13-point games.

Teams in seed order:

England: John-Paul MOBERLY (c), Aston WADE, Will GEE, Stephen MULLINER, Stuart M SMITH, Richard BILTON. Doubles: MOBERLY & GEE, WADE & SMITH, MULLINER & BILTON.

Spain: Manuel ALVAREZ-SALA, Andres ALVAREZ-SALA, Jose ALVAREZ-SALA (c), Basilio IGLESIAS, Gonzalo ALVAREZ-SALA, Pedro LOZANO. Doubles: M & A ALVAREZ-SALA, J & G ALVAREZ-SALA, IGLESIAS & LOZANO

Match Results in the order they concluded (England players listed first, Test score in brackets):

Friday 17 June (6 x doubles):

MULLINER & BILTON lost to M ALVAREZ-SALA & A ALVAREZ-SALA 7-4, 5-7, 3-7 (England 0, Spain 1).

MOBERLY & GEE lost to J ALVAREZ-SALA & G ALVAREZ-SALA 4-7, 4-7 (0-2).

MOBERLY & GEE beat IGLESIAS & LOZANO 7-3, 7-4 (1-2).

WADE & SMITH beat M ALVAREZ-SALA & A ALVAREZ-SALA 7-5, 7-6 (2-2).

MULLINER & BILTON lost to J ALVAREZ-SALA & G ALVAREZ-SALA 7-6, 6-7, 3-7 (2-3).

WADE & SMITH lost to IGLESIAS & LOZANO 5-7, 6-7 (2-4).

Test score at the end of Friday: England 2, Spain 4

Saturday 18 June (12 x singles):

Stephen MULLINER beat Pedro LOZANO 7-3, 7-2 (3-4).

Will GEE lost to Manuel ALVAREZ-SALA 7-4, 7-6 (3-5)

Richard BILTON lost to Basilio IGLESIAS 6-7, 7-3, 6-7 (3-6).

John-Paul MOBERLY lost to Jose ALVAREZ-SALA 7-5, 6-7, 6-7 (3-7).

Stuart M SMITH beat Pedro LOZANO 7-4, 7-6 (4-7).

Will GEE beat Andres ALVAREZ-SALA 7-4, 7-3 (5-7).

Aston WADE beat Jose ALVAREZ-SALA 7-1, 6-7, 7-6 (6-7).

Stuart M SMITH beat Basilio IGLESIAS 5-7, 7-2, 7-4 (7-7).

Richard BILTON beat Gonzalo ALVAREZ-SALA 7-5, 7-6 (8-7).

John-Paul MOBERLY lost to Andres ALVAREZ-SALA 4-7, 7-5, 4-7 (8-8).

Aston WADE lost to Manuel ALVAREZ-SALA 7-2, 6-7, 0-7 (8-9).

Stephen MULLINER beat Gonzalo ALVAREZ-SALA 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9, 9).

Test score at the end of Saturday: England 9, Spain 9

Sunday 19 June (3 x doubles and 6 x singles):

MULLINER & BILTON beat IGLESIAS & LOZANO 4-7, 7-5, 7-3 (10-9).

MOBERLY & GEE lost to M ALVAREZ-SALA & A ALVAREZ-SALA 6-7, 5-7 (10-10).

WADE & SMITH beat J ALVAREZ-SALA & G ALVAREZ-SALA 3-7, 7-3, 7-3 (11-10).

Richard BILTON beat Pedro LOZANO 7-3, 7-5 (12-10).

Stephen MULLINER lost to Basilio IGLESIAS 6-7, 7-4, 3-7 (12-11).

Stuart M SMITH lost to Gonzalo ALVAREZ-SALA 6-7, 6-7 (12-12)

John-Paul MOBERLY v Manuel ALVAREZ-SALA 5-7, 7-2, 6-7 (12-13)

Will GEE lost to Jose ALVAREZ-SALA 6-7, 6-7 (12-14)

Aston WADE v Andres ALVAREZ-SALA 7-6, 5-7 (match not concluded)

Final Test score: England 12, Spain 14



 

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