Match: IC of GB 3 - 2 IC of France
Date: Sunday 28th June
Venue: The Hurlingham Club
The third and final match between the IC of GB and our pre-Wimbledon visitors this year, the IC of France, took place as usual the day before the first day of the Championships, once again in the impressive grounds of the Hurlingham Club.
Unfortunately we were not as lucky with the weather as earlier in the week at Edgbaston Priory and St George’s Hill, and after just under an hour of singles matches on grass the persistent drizzle made the courts unplayable.
A long lunch was in order, but the rain left the grass out of action for the rest of the day and the much delayed start meant the singles matches scheduled had to be abandoned. All players had one doubles match on synthetic grass, and the sun finally came out for these. Fortunately it stayed out to enjoy a late afternoon drink outside with our visitors!
Thanks to all who played, as always the match was played in great spirit.
Toby Clark / Lewis Barnes lost to Christophe Damiens / Axel Damiens 7-6 6-4
Graham Neale / Jo Shepherd lost to Christophe Bernelle / Marine Pirou 6-2 6-1
Sue Bartlett / Felicity Thomas beat Betty Michel / Jacqueline Bernelle 7-5 6-1
Dennis Archer / Chris Archer beat Heiner Tadault / Jean Lovera 6-1 7-6
Michael Appleton / Emily Appleton beat Bruno Delorme / Marie Ambroisine Faure 6-4 6-4