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POTTER CUP (Men's 45s)

POTTER CUP (Men's 45s)

Best place finish since 2010...
Result: IC of GB 4th
Event Date: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May 2015

The IC of GB men’s 45s team got off to a promising start at the Potter Cup with a 4-3 victory over the French (#2 seeds) on the opening day.  Unfortunately they couldn’t back it up against a strong US team in the semi-finals - Michael Pernfors a former top 10 player played at one and Frank Vermeer (runner-up at the World 45s) played at number two.

The team finished fourth overall following a final day loss to Spain - the team's best result since 2010 in what was an incredibly high standard event. The planning has already started for next year...!


Day 1 vs IC of France

Paul Scullard (GBR) beat Olivier Bardet (FRA) 4-6 6-0 6-3
Andy Phillips (GBR) beat Herve Bardot (FRA) 1-6 6-4 6-3
Laurence Matthews (GBR) beat Jacques Herve (FRA) 4-6 7-5 6-1
Matt Coombes (GBR) lost to Christophe Damiens (FRA) 2-6 2-6
Dan Ahl (GBR) lost Patrick Vergnes (FRA) 0-6 2-6
Matt Coombes & Paul Scullard (GBR) lost to Christophe Damiens & Herve Bardot (FRA) 4-6 6-2 14 -12 (breaker)
Dan Ahl & Ben Knapp (GBR) beat Patrick Vergnes & Olivier Bardet (FRA) 6-3 6-4

Day 2 vs IC of USA
Daniel Ahl (GBR) lost to Michael Pernfors (USA) 0-6 0-6
Matt Coombes (GBR) lost to Frank Vermeer (USA) 4-6 5-7
Laurence Matthews (GBR) beat Carl Clark (USA) 5-4 ret
Andy Phillips (GBR) lost to Horatio Rearte (USA) 6-7 7-6 5-7
Paul Scullard (GBR) lost to Tobias Sventesson (USA) 3-6 6-7
No doubles played

Day 3 vs IC of Spain
Daniel Ahl (GBR) lost to Alex Lopez Moron (SPA) 4-6 1-6
Matt Coombes (GBR) beat Jose Conde (SPA) 6-1 6-3
Laurence Matthews (GBR) lost to Carlos Costa (SPA) 5-7 6-3 7-10
Paul Scullard (GBR) lost to Martin Valenti (SPA) 6-4 3-6 8-10
Ben Knapp (GBR) lost to Eduordo Osta (SPA) 1-6 1-6
No doubles played