On Sunday, Wells B Team travelled to Weston-super-Mare to kick off their Winter League campaign against Priory A.
With the courts bathed in sunshine, the mixed pairing of Julia Nest and Dave Mills took to the courts and swept their opponents aside with brutal efficiency, winning 6-0 6-3. Binkie Heather and Martyn Holliday fared less well and narrowly lost the first set 4-6. Battling hard they managed to force a second set tie break at 6 all. Unfortunately, they were edged out, losing the rubber 6-7. With the match tied at one each, it was all to play for.
Julia and Binkie were in imperious form and only dropped 2 games as they blew the Priory ladies off the court 6-1 6-1. It was all down to the Men’s clash. Dave and Martyn were very soon outclassed by a very strong Priory pair, going down 1-6 in the opener. Wells realised they were going to have to rally hard and put up a united front. Standing firm, and the match more like a war of attrition than a game of tennis, they managed to edge out Priory to take the vital second set 6-4. With their adversaries spirits broken, they managed to secure a final set victory 6-1.
Wells claiming a hard earned 8-3 win in their opening match of the Winter League season.