STTA Report week ending 8th Feb 2015

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Waterside A see their lead at the top of the division slip to 0 point after a 7-3 victory over 4th place Generation II (Player of the Match Jimmy Yeung won all 3 for Generation II). Alpha A move up to 3rd place after an 8-2 victory over 7th place Soton West B (Player of the Match Alex Rorke and Norman Swift won aartur 3zll 3 for Alpha A). 2nd place Soton West A beat 8th place Waterside C 10-0. 5th place Waterside B beat 6th place Soton West C 7-3 (Player of the Match Artur Veeck Caltabiano won all 3 for Waterside B).

Division 1

The gap at the top of the division remained unchanged after 1st place Soton West D beat 4th place Waterside D 8-2 (Player of the Match Nick Webb won all 3 for Soton West D). 05 Feb sw d v wat dAlpha B move up to 5th place after a 7-3 victory over 11th place Soton West F (Player of the Match Glenn Medcalf won all 3 for Alpha B). Soton West E move up to 6th place after a 6-4 victory over 8th place Four Ts A (Player of the Match Diarry Khdir won all Colin Bryson3 for Four Ts A). 2nd place Waterside E beat 9th place Waterside F 8-2 (Steve Hemmings and Player of the Match Colin Bryson won all 3 for Waterside E). 3rd place Hedge End A drew with 4th place Waterside D (Player of the Match Dave Woodacre won 2 for Hedge End A).
Hedge End A vs Waterside D
Hedge End A and Waterside D served up a thrilling 5-5 draw. Dave Woodacre seemed to be taking Hedge End over the line, when leading two sets to love over James Harkins, but he played a blinder from there to pinch it 14-12 in the decider, by returning Woodacres backhand with interest and pouncing on the loose ball with his forehand. Robin Plunkett then played Tim Gray whose lobbed defence was too good for him to level the scores. The surprises of the night was Plunkett only winning once after a long run of success and Leyon Joseph losing all three for Waterside D after playing brilliantly against title hopefuls Waterside E. Harkins and Gray took two apiece for Waterside as did Woodacre (whose smash shots gave his opponents a headache) and a rejuvenated John Taylor of Hedge End whose control of spin shots and tricky serves helped him to a fruitful night. Joseph made ammends in an important doubles when he combined with Harkins to win in four sets.
— Robin Plunkett

Division 2

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Waterside G extend their lead at the top of the division to 16 points after a 6-4 victory over 3rd place Four Ts B (Player of the Match Doug Taylor won all 3 for Four Ts Banne v ian). 2nd place Four Ts C drew with 4th place Hedge End B (Player of the Match Mark Kimber won all 3 for Four Ts C). 5th place Waterside J lost 7-3 to 7th place Soton West H (Player of the Match Anne Longland won all 3 for Soton West H). 8th place Waterside K drew with 9th place Soton West I (Player of the Match Katie Holt won 2 for Waterside K).
Waterside G vs Four Ts B
Very enjoyablJon Stubbs v Richard White 2e evening, with some outstanding shots and rallies all the way through. 4Ts were on the lead 1:3 and then Waterside G managed to get 3:3 with heart attacking 17:15 On the 5th set of the doubles!!! What a great performance on both teams. Waterside G just had enough to win 6:4 at the end. Very close games ,pleasure to watch and play this evening, good effort and spirit.
— Svet Ignatov
Soton West I vs Waterside K
This was a well contested set of matches with some long close games especially between Richard and Katie with on5E4A8467e game reaching 23-21. Richard won that match in the fifth game. Later Richard and Katie were to meet again in the doubles which also took 5 games to complete, with a blaze of attacking shots from both pairs. This match was won by Katie and Jon. Matt and Trevor also had some good matches during the evening, each winning 2 of their 3 matches.
— Trevor Mowle

Division 3

Waterside N extend their lead at the top of the division to 19 points after a 9-1 victory over 10th place Simmarians B (Albert Garcia and Player of the Match Albert Harding won all 3 for Waterside N). Soton West M move up to 2nd place after a 6-4 victory over 3rd place 02 feb wat mWaterside M (Player of the Match Kevin Buchanan won all 3 for Soton West M). Soton West L move up to 9th place after a 7-3 victory over 11th place Four Ts D (Player of the Match George White won all 3 for Soton West L). 5th place New Community A beat 6th place St. Deny’s B 6-4 (Player of the Match Matthew Gallagher won all 3 for New Community A). 7th place New Community B beat 12th place Wimpey 7-3 (Player of the Match Alex Turnbull won 2 for Wimpey).
Waterside N vs Simmarians B
The two Alberts both returned maximums in their singles with Harding edging Player of the Match. Bob Davies returned to winning ways fresh from his return from a Hawaiian cruise. Dave Eaton dragged himself off his sick bed to partner Albert Harding in a new doubles winning combination. Max Berg fought well throughout and was rewarded with Simmarians only win.
— Bob Davies

Division 4

rayWaterside P extend their lead at the top of the division to 10 points after a 10-0 victory over 8th place Waterside S. Soton West N move up to 3rd place after a 10-0 victory over 7th place Soton West O. 2nd place Waterside O beat 4th place New Community C 9-1 (Player of the Match John Dane and Kim Webb won all 3 for Waterside O).

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