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Potter Cup 2013 31 May - 2 June 2013

Once again the Potter cup team had a fantastic weekend in Barcelona starting with our first match against Spain but IC of GB came out second best, on Saturday IC of GB played Germany and after some close matches we were 3-2 down after the singles but played two excellent doubles and beat Germany 5-3. The team played Belgium on Sunday.  We were 3-2 up after the singles and then won both of the two doubles, so finished in fifth place overall for the event. It certainly makes doubles a lot tighter playing the no ad duece!! The team was supported by this year's Captain Peter Hannon and his wife Jane who also attended the Friday night dinner. 

Graham Neale
Captain

DAY I, FRIDAY 2ND JUNE  AGAINST SPAIN

Matt Coombes lost to Jose M.Blasi              6-2  6-3

Paul Scullard lost to Santiago Tintore          6-3  6-3

Ben Knapp lost to Francesc Castella            7-6  6-3

Graham Neale lost to Francisco Garcia        6-2  6-4

Vince Gray lost to Eduard Osta                   6-0  6-0

MATCH LOSS 5-0

DAY 2, SATURDAY 3RD JUNE AGAINST GERMANY

Matt Coombes lost to Rainer Marzenell        4-6  6-2  13-11

Paul Scullard lost to Christian Pottinger       7-6  6-4

Ben Knapp lost to Stefan Burchard              5-7  6-4  10-6

Chris Clarke Beat Stefan Heckmans            6-1  6-1

Graham Neale Beat Lutz Steinhofel             6-2  6-0

DOUBLES

M. Coombes -B.Knapp Beat R.Marzenell-C.Pottinger   6-1  7-6

G.Neale - P.Scullard Beat S.Burchard - S.Heckmans  4-6  7-5  10-7

MATCH WIN  4-3

DAY 3, SUNDAY 4TH JUNE AGAINST BELGIUM

 

Matt Coombes lost to Eric Ling                  7-5  4-6  12-10

Paul Scullard Beat P.Vercruysse                6-1  6-4

Ben Knapp Beat Alain Carlier                    6-1  6-4

Chris Clarke Beat P.Bolle De Bal               6-1  6-0

Vince Gray lost to Pierre Thys                  6-2  6-3

DOUBLES

M.Coombes - B.Knapp Beat P.Vercruysse - A.Carlier   6-4  6-4

P.Scullard - C.Clarke Beat P.Bolle De Bal - P.Thys     6-1 - 6-4

MATCH WIN 5-2