St Budeaux Team Reports 2017
The A and D team matches were not played due to heavy rain.
B v. Looe A - lost 3-6 - Home
Although Looe were a good team this was- a disappointing result. Their first pair were far too good. Martin Hill and Karol Fisher beat their second pair but from a set up Dave Gale and Ricky Palmer managed to lose five consecutive match points and then the event from 9-4 up in the set tie break.
C v. Whiteford Road A - lost - 2-7 Away
The C team suffers from not being able to field a consistent line up due to calls from other teams Andy Conroy and Gary Symons won the two points but juniors Adam Davidson and Devlin Skinner are trying hard and still coming to terms with the higher level of tennis.
A team match not played due to heavy rain.
B v. Ivybridge C - won - 8-0 - Away
Another excellent show from Sue, Janet, Tania and Debbie - If they can keep this up promotion is on the cards,
C v . Saltash B - won 8-2 - Home
Although 8-2 it was tough going against the Saltash first pair. Both St Budeaux pairs, Viv and Sam , and Lucy and Megan, both eventually came through in tense third set tie beaks. Another possible promotion ?
D. v. Looe C - lost - 0-8 - Home
It was unfortunate that the team not at full strength had to play a very experienced Looe team.
A v. Tavistock A - won 5-4 - home
Neil Hunt and Matt Redshaw won four sets with Chris Williams and Gary Symons (on his A team debut ) winning one set against a Tavy team with two reserves
B v. Liskeard - lost 2-7 - away
Ricky Palmer and Martin Hill won the two sets, but Matt Lloyd and Karol Fisher found the opposition just too good.
C v. Ivybridge C - lost 3-7 - home
A case of missed chances against a mainly youthful hard hitting team. Adam Davidson and Devlin Skinner from a set up lost six match points – five of them in a row from 9-4 in the third set . In their second event, Rob Cornish and Andy Conroy got to grips with their opponents power of shot to win deservedly by two sets to one
D v. Plympton C - drew 4-4 - home
Jack Finnie and Richard Mitchell were too strong for Plympton winning all the four points. Nathan Williams and Paul Tapp were not disgraced in only their second match.
A v. Looe A - won 6-2 - away
Kate Gibbons and Nikki Aitken dropped only five games but Chanelle Belcher and Toni Lloyd after one win at Looe were all at sea (pardon the pun) in their second match and nothing went right, losing it in straight sets.
B v. Yelverton A - won 5-4 - home
Yelverton started well but Tania Belcher and Debbie Bradbury did not, so with two sets from Sue Gale and Janet Butler, St Budeaux were 2-3 down at the interval. Sue and Janet then played excellently and consistently in their second event winning it in straight sets - their best performance to date. Tania and Debbie then got their form together in the second set of their next event and won it to get the vital fifth point.
C v. Hill Lane B - won 8-0 - away
The strongest C team by far this season. Sam Conroy, Viv Sargeant, Liz Gill and Megan Jameson
D v. Plympton C - won 8-0 - away
Two sisters Beatrice (14) and Ursula (12) Richardson became the youngest ever partnership in our Senior team They did very well, winning four sets as did Lucy Cornish and Sue Jameson
Only three matches were played due to wet weather.
C v. Mannamead C away lost 3-6
Very close match with, come back from injury David Gale, winning two sets with Andy Conroy and one set from Rob Cornish and Nick Moore. Bernard Lien-Lambert and Toby Clark unbeaten for Mannamead.
C v. Mannamead B home won 6-3
Viv Sargeant and Sam Conroy did well to win four sets quite easily. Sue Gale and Lucy Cornish came from a set down to beat Mannamead first pair but disappointingly lost their other event in straight sets.
D v. Yelverton B home lost 2-6
Mother and daughter Sue and Emma Jameson won the two sets but the team lost to more experienced players.
A v. Ivybridge A away lost 1-8
Neil Hunt(1), Matt Redshaw (1) Ricky Palmer (0 ), Martin Hill (0 )
Ivybridge with a very strong team were just too good.
B v. Plympton A away lost 4-6
Matt Lloyd (3),Karol Fisher (3), Chris Williams (1), Jack Finnie (1)
Two evenly matched teams but Plympton won the two third set tie breaks.
C v. Newton/Noss away lost 3-7
Andy Conroy (2), Gary Symons (2), Andy Jameson (1), Rob Cornish(1)
Newton/Noss promoted last year started this season well - Eric Wilson a star player.
D v. St. Mellion away drew 4-4
Rich Mitchell (4), Adam Davidson (4) Troy Danbourne (0), Nick Moore (0)
Excellent result for Rich and Adam - Troy (13) and Adam (16) played well.
A v. IvybridgeA home lost 3-7
Kate Gibbons (3), Nicki Aitken (3) Chanelle Belcher (0 ), Toni Lloyd (0)
Good competitive play from Kate and Nicky - Chanelle and Toni had some good moments.
B v, Plympton B home won 8-1
Tania Belcher (4), Debbie Bradbury (4), Sue Gale (4), Janet Butler(4)
Second maximum win for the B team
C v. St. Mellion home won 6-3
Viv Sargeant (3), Sam Conroy (3) Joan Kelcey (2). Liz Gil (2)
Good but tense fightback by Viv and Sam - and well done Joan and Liz.
D - No match
A v. Mannamead A Home lost 2-6.
Neil Hunt (2), Matt Redshaw (2), Martin Hill (0), Matt Lloyd (0)
A very strong Mannamead team - Neil and Matt did well to win two sets but were hoping for some score from Martin and Mark
B v.Ivybridge B Home lost 2-7
Chris Williams (0), Jack Finnie (0), Karol Fisher (2), Richard Mitchell (2)
Again very strong opposition. Karol and Richard who were in Div 6 and 7 last year did amazingly
well to win two sets to one from a set down against Ivybridge second pair
C v.Tavistock C Home won 6-5
Andy Jameson (4), Rob Cornish (4), Andy Conroy (2) Nick Moore (2).
Tavy recovered slightly from 4-2 down at halfway stage. An excellent match in farcical windy conditons
D v.Mannamead D Home won 7-3
Devlin Skinner (4), Nathan Williams (4), Paul Tapp (3), Adam Davidson (3)
Both teams included players in their first league match.
A v.Mannamead A Away won 8-0
Kate Gibbons, Nicky Aitken, Chanelle Belcher and Toni Lloyd all won four sets.
A great start to the season, taking advantage of Mannamead missing two regular players.
B v. Saltash A Away won 8-0
Tania Belcher, Janet Butler, Debbie Bradbury and Lucy Cornish all won four sets
Everyone played well against a team promoted last season.
C v. Looe B Away lost 3-6
Sue Gale (3), Megan Jamesom (3), Viv Sargeant (0), Kirsty Harland (0).
Sue and Megan just missed out on maximum points and Kirsty had never played a match before this
tough encounter at Looe.
D v. Mannamead D Away won 6-3
Joan Kelcey (4), Sam Conroy(4), Sue Jameson (2), Emma Jameson (2)
Youth from Sam, and unbelievable court placing from veteran Joan backed up by mother and daughter, Sue and Emma (a junior in her first senior match ) earned the team a deserved