Wells Mens A with Captain Kevin Durney
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Wells Mens Team Update

After a couple of high flying weeks Wells’ Men’s Teams had mixed results this week. The A-Team hosted Clevedon B in Division 1 and carried on confidently where they left off the week before. James Edwards and Kevin Durney applied the pressure and won their first match 6-4, 6-2 with Matt Goatcher and Seth Cunningham taking theirs 6-3, 6-1. In the reverse matches Edwards and Durney swept the opposition aside 6-0, 6-0 while Goatcher and Cunningham prevailed 6-1, 6-2. Their 10-0 win is their third in a row although next week they take on league leaders Bridgwater who are currently undefeated.

Meanwhile the big match was a head to head between Wells B and Wells C in Division 5. The C Team drew first blood as Dave Cotton and Ed Pearce too their first match 6-4, 6-4 against Dave Mills and Neil Coleman. The C Team kept up the pressure as Ray Brook and Karl Tucker defeated Marcus Fisher and Derk Erkelens 7-5, 7-6. With an upset looking on the cards the B-Team needed to claw back a 4-0 deficit. Dave Mills and Neil Coleman took the initiative and won 6-3, 6-4 against Ray Brook and Karl Tucker while Fisher and Erkelens won a hard-fought match 6-4, 7-5 against Pearce and Cotton. With the matches and sets equal the result went to a count of games won which the B-Team pipped 44-42. The B-Team won 6-4 which keeps them in a promotion spot while the C Team will need some victories in the final matches of the season to avoid relegation.

The D-Team’s away match to Congresbury B was a tough encounter. Martyn Holliday and Richard Hole edged a tight first match 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 before finding their stride to take the second match 6-3, 6-3. Second pair Colin Blatchford-Brown and Steve Hall were narrowly lost out 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in their first match and lost their second 6-2, 6-2. As with the B and C-Team match the score was level on matches won and sets so it went to games which Congresbury edged 48-44. The 7-5 loss was only the second defeat of the season for the D-Team who remain top of Division 7 by a clear 15 points.

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