4 matches in and Hoylake men’s team are positioned 4th in the division behind Prenton, Wallasey Manor and Thorndale 1st teams.
Thurs 16th June proved a very difficult tie on hard court away to Wallasey Manor men’s 1st team. David Challener, Phil Cutts, Paul Cottam and Dave Thomas were outplayed by Wallasey Manor’s 1st pair. However, both matches against their 2nd pairing resulted in 3rd set tiebreak losses. Unfortunate, and happening a bit more frequently than it should, but we still walked away with some useful points, the tie finishing 20-4 to the home side.
This week’s fixture against Thorndale 2nd’s at Hoylake saw the ‘big guns’ wheeled out for a masterclass in men’s doubles tennis. Chris White and Dave Callanan smashing the opposition in both matches with scores 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0. This was despite Thorndale’s 1st pair being talented youngsters and previously players of their 1st team.
Meanwhile, our 2nd pairing of Simon Birchall and Phil Cutts fought valiantly to a third set tie break in both their matches, losing narrowly in each. Still, a great victory with points finishing 16-8 to Hoylake.