On the evening of Thursday, May 23rd, with the sun still shining and conditions perfect, the Goodrich Ladies ‘A’ttitudes travelled to Manor Park to play their ‘B’ team in Division 3 of the H&W Summer League.

Cheryl Mordecai and Kim Martin took on the Manor Park first pair and got off to a good start, racing to a 4-1 lead, but they were then pegged back to 4-4, before taking the next two games to get the set 6-4. In the second set they consolidated their  advantage, taking it 6-1. Whilst the Goodrich number two pair of Cath Hutchinson and Rachael Wintle cruised to a comfortable win against the Manor Park third pair, dropping just two games. The Goodrich third pair of Stephanie Howell and Kirsten Ainsworth, had a far tougher battle but also won out, 6- 3 / 6-4. 

In the second round, Cheryl and Kim beat the number two couple, 6-2 / 6-2, but Cath and Rach struggled against the first pair. The evening katabatic wind  had set in making conditions tricky and they really struggled to lift themselves, which was unusual  for this upbeat pair, however no disgrace they lost to a strong first pair 0-6 / 2-6. Meanwhile Kirsten and Steph, with their usual grit and determination, won their final rubber 6-0 / 6-4. So an overall 5 rubbers to 1 win, and 12 hard fought points. 

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