Winterbourne Tennis Club off to a winning start
Downend & Frenchay 2-8 WTC III
WINTERBOURNE Tennis Club’s men’s third team won their first match of the new season away at Downend & Frenchay.
Nate Simpson and Charlie Wells won both their matches, 6-4 6-2 and 6-2 6-0. Nate and young Charlie played very well throughout, at a consistently high level, and won both their matches convincingly. They overwhelmed the opposition, especially in the second match.
Jim Ward and Dave Ward won their first match 6-2 6-4 and lost the second 4-6 0-6. The Ward brothers had a much tougher challenge, with Dave Ward playing his debut match for WTC, and the lads battled hard to win their first match.
The Ward brothers took the first Set 6-2 but D&FTC recovered their form and came back strongly, going 4-1 up in the second set and putting the Ward boys under intense pressure.
So the Ward brothers dug deep and came back to take the next five games in succession, to take the second set and win the match in straight sets.
But against the D&FTC first pair, the Wards could not keep up the pressure and lost their second match 4-6, 0-6, with D&FTC dominating with powerful serves and improved consistency to take the match in straight sets.
Overall, it was a great start to the new tennis season for WTC Thirds, with a valuable 8-2 win in the Avon League.