WOMENS WINTER COUNTY CUP 2016, WREXHAM

WOMENS WINTER COUNTY CUP 2016

DAY ONE

Despite the late arrival the night before and cold weather in the morning we started off the weekend in high spirits. Our travel wasn’t quite as bad as that of The Channel Islands who only arrived at 2:30 on the Friday afternoon after their plane hit a bird.

Unfortunately, we pulled the short straw and began by playing against the home team, North Wales, who had a great depth of players in their team. Evie stepped in at the last minute after some of the team had to drop out due to injury and performed very well, against a strong opponent. We tried our best but unfortunately went 4-0 down after the first round of singles (we had an extra court due to Channel Islands absence) and then after some closer singles matches we were 6-0 down, going into the doubles. Ariadne fought extremely hard against their number 1 player, but lost in a close 3 set match.
The doubles was enjoyable but sadly they proved too strong so we lost Day 1, 9-0.

Team

1. Ariadne
2. Alice A
3. Taysie
4. Alice W
5. Kathryn
6. Evie

1. Alice & Ariadne
2. Taysie& Evie
3. Emma P & Emma F

DAY TWO

Determined not to let Day 1’s results dampen our spirits we went out raring to go against Cumbria who had beaten The Channel Islands 8-1 the day before. The first round of matches saw some close singles with Kathryn doing well to pull through and win her singles after a close first set. The second round of singles saw Ariadne in yet another grueling 3 set match, but unfortunately she lost to the youngster. Lucy and Alice A won their singles to make it 3-3 going into the doubles.
The two Emmas faced a tricky pair in the doubles, losing in a close third set, but the remaining two doubles pairs pulled through to win the day 5-4. Ariadne and Lucy played some fantastic doubles which was great for all the team to watch and be inspired by.

Team

1. Lucy
2. Ariadne
3. Alice A
4. Taysie
5. Alice W
6. Kathryn

1. Lucy & Ariadne
2. Alice &Taysie
3. Emma P & Emma F

 

DAY THREE

Playing for second place we took on the team of youngsters from The Channel Islands who had also lost to North Wales 9-0 on the Saturday.
The first round of singles saw us take a 3-0 lead after Alice Wilkinson put in a tremendous effort to fight off the 5th singles player in a lengthy 3 set match.The following round saw a speedy match from Alice Atkins winning in 45 minutes, and Ariadne winning in 2 sets to take us 6-0. The dominating play from Oxfordshire saw us win 9-0 before 1:15. We came second in the league behind the exceptionally strong team from North Wales who won all their matches 9-0. This was a great result from a team made up of a number of new players to Oxfordshire Ladies Tennis.

Team

1. Lucy
2. Ariadne
3. Alice A
4. Taysie
5. Alice W
6. Kathryn

1. Lucy & Ariadne
2. Alice A & Alice W
3. Emma P & Emma F

I would like to thank all the team members for the weekend and their efforts on and off the court. Also thanks to OLTA for the continued support of the county cup teams.

Full Team
Lucy Brown, Ariadne Katsulis, Alice Atkins, TaysieGujral, Alice Wilkinson, Kathryn Hampshire,Evie Phillips, Emma Poffley, Emma Frost