Meanwhile second pair, Cath Hutchinson and Kim Martin, won their first set 6-2, but a tighter second set proved to be quite a long battle with games going to deuce each time. Some grit and determination, and plenty of support from the hardy supporters, saw them through to eventually win it, 7-5.
So going into the second round of rubbers with Goodrich 2-0 up, the weather getting colder and the sun dipping lower, Manor Park were up against it! This time the Goodrich first pair took a few games to get used to the change of court and warm up again, but after stuttering to 3-3 in the first set, dropped no further games and took the match 6-3 / 6-0. Cath and Kim, now taking on the Manor Park first pairing, battled out the first set and took it on a tie break, and performed well in the second to win it 6-4.
Once again a fine win for the Goodrich ‘A’ttitudes, who are still unbeaten so far this season in Division 3 West of the H & W Winter league. Their next match will be on Sunday, January 12th, when they will travel to Worcester to play David Lloyd Worcester ‘A’, presently top of the league.