It was a tough weekend for our Mixed Teams on the last weekend in November and our 3rds were thankful they had the day off!
Mixed 1 faced a strong Maidenhead 2 team in Division 3 and did well to come away with 23 games. David Smith & Emma Knowles faced Boris Ribicic & Claire Roberts om the first round and were edged out 4-6 5-7 while Matt Paxton & Tina Stern were losing 2 & 2 aganst Rob Castignetti & Jenna Woolven. Smith & Knowles kept fighting against Castignetti & Woolven, losing the first set 4-6 but they couldn’t keep up their level, with the visitors taking the second 6-1. Paxton & Tern improved on their first round score, losing 3 & 2 against Ribicic & Woolven.
Mixed 2 travelled to Twyford to play their 2nds in Division 5. Mark Callaghan & Alison Nicholson did well to beat the awkward pairing of Jonny Worral & Margaret Croft, losing the first set 3-6 but fighting back to take the second 7-5 and the tiebreak. Andy Stone & Jenny Sheppard had no answer against Simon Meekings & Mandy Thorn, losing 0-6 3-6 and it was a similar score for them in the second round where they lost 3-6 0-6 to Worral & Croft. Callaghan & Nicholson, however, nearly salvaged a point for the team, losing 6-4 3-6 0-1 to Meekings & Thorn.