Match Result: IC of GB finished 4th
Date: Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2016
Venue: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona
The IC of GB got off to a strong start at the Potter Cup, winning all singles matches in straight sets to beat Belgium 7-0 in the first round. The team line up featured:
#1 Seb Jackson
#2 Matt Coombes
#3 Laurence Matthews
#4 Andy Phillips
#5 Ben Knapp (Capt). All won their singles in straight setssingles.
In the doubles, the pairings of Seb Jackson/Dave Mills and Matt Coombes/Andy Phillips both won 9-2 - playing a pro-set as these were dead rubbers.
In the semi-final the IC of USA beat the IC of GB 4-1. The matches were closely fought, with Laurence Matthews losing at No.3 7-6 in the 3rd set and Seb Jackson narrowly losing an unbelievable match in the No.1 singles 7-5 in the 3rd to Mikael Pernfors (ex ATP Top 10). Ben Knapp was the only singles winner at No.5.
Great Britain lost in the third/fourth play-off to Spain (who lost to Italy 4-1 in the other semi-final) and finished 4th overall.
Congratulations to the USA who won the event, beating last year's winners Italy in the final 4-3.