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Match Report vs. Navy

Match played on Astroturf at the newly refurbished and impressive Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre, which is managed on the Navy’s behalf by Portsmouth Tennis Academy. 

Tennis was played in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere with the SLTC of GB team earning a close but well-earned victory 5 1/2 to 3 1/2. We were all unable to beat the Navy’s top pair who ended the match halving each of their rubbers. Adrian Roberts and Phil Tovey also ended the day unbeaten.

Phil Tovey & Adrian Roberts:

    • halved N Williams/R Reynolds 3-6, 7-5
    • won B Nash/N Hunt 6-4, 6-4
    • won D Marsh/T Reynolds 6-1, 6-3

Paul Denyer & Duncan Riefler:

    • halved N Williams/R Reynolds 3-6, 7-5
    • lost B Nash/N Hunt 3-6, 6-7
    • won D Marsh/T Reynolds 6-2, 7-5

Bill Herlihy & Michele Solemetite:

    • halved N Williams/R Reynolds 3-6, 6-3
    • lost B Nash/N Hunt 3-6, 4-6
    • won D Marsh/T Reynolds 6-1, 6-0

Many thanks to the Navy LTA for hosting this match and all hospitality afforded on a warm day in Portsmouth.

Special thanks to our guest player Michele Solemetite for standing in at such short notice. Michele is on secondment here from the Italian Army and is an excellent player.


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