With Wimbledon fast approaching Wells’ Men’s Teams had their best week of the year so far with all four teams winning their matches. The A-Team led the way at home to Lympsham A. First Pair James Edwards and Jon Parsons won their first match 6-4, 6-2 and went on to fly through their second 6-0, 6-0. Second Pair Kevin Durney and Seth Cunningham took their first match easily 6-0, 6-0 then came back from dropping the first set to win their final match 1-6, 6-2, 6-0. This gave them a 10-1 win and a strong follow up to last week’s win giving them 37 points after with 4 matches remaining.
The B-Team were away to Clevedon D and put on an impressive performance. Dave Mills and Neil Coleman narrowly lost their first match 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 before sweeping through their second match 6-0, 6-2. Marcus Fisher and Rob Powel took their first match 6-4, 6-2 before playing out a championship tie-break at 1 set all to win a closely fought second match 5-7, 6-3, 1-0. This gave them a 9-3 victory and keeps them well placed for promotion at the end of the season.
Wells C Team had the challenge of facing top of the league Priory A and needed a win to lift their fortunes. Ed Pearce and Dave Cotton lost their first match 6-0, 7-6 to a strong Priory first pair but stepped up to take their second match 6-1, 6-3. Ray Brook and Karl Tucker won their first match 6-3, 6-4 before being edged out in a championship tie break losing 3-6, 6-2, 1-0. When the scores were counted up Wells C came away 7-4 winners, a much-needed win against a strong side.
The D-Team continued its impressive run of form as it went away to Street to Play Victoria C. Martyn Halliday and Colin Blatchford-Brown won their first match 6-3, 6-4 while Dan Cooke and Steve Hall won an epic match 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. Both reverse matches reached 1 set all and went to championship tie-breaks. Halliday and Blatchford-Brown lost out 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 while Cooke and Hall won theirs 6-3, 4-6, 1-0. The 9-4 victory puts them 13 points clear at the top of Division 7 after a very successful season so far.
With Wells picking up 35 points out of a possible 40 this has been its most successful collective weekly haul in years. Tougher tests may come in the next few weeks, but all teams have taking confidence from some fine performances.