The final weekend of June, and both Weald Men's and Ladies teams are in action.
Saturday am and the Menes 2nd team entertained Chichester 1st team and went down 2-4. Peter Molloy went down in an entertaining match to county player and nearly three years his senior Sam Kilhams 2 & 3. A win for Ben Phelan over Neal Smith levelled the match at 1-1 before Nicholas Orgovanyi proved to strong for the Wealds Kevin Hawes to again put Chichester in front. Still battling on Court, Louie West had levelled his match in taking the second set 6-4 against the experienced Andy Apperley to then take the match to champions tie break, nerves of steel from Louie saw him claim another scalp to is ever growing summer campaign. Sadly Chichester proved to strong in the doubles and in taking both rubbers and the match.
PM , and the Weald Ladies 3rd Team played Brighton & Hove Parks' Ladies 3rd Team. First pair of Maddy Hyman and Kristina Banham had a struggle against Parks' first pair of hard-hitting and nationally ranked youngster Lisa Phillips and the experienced Wendy Tait, but were unable to overcome the contrasting style of the Parks' players and together with unforced errors they lost 1-6, 4-6, although they played more solidly in the second set Second pair of Anne Tomlin and Kate Cotter took the lead several times against Parks' second pair of Lesley Wright and Alison Daubney, but even with their strong net play were beaten 4-6, 6-0, 4-6.
In the second round, Maddy and Kristina took control against Lesley and Alison and used their strong serving and volleying to produce a convincing win 6-2, 6-1, while Kate and Anne, although starting the first set well against Lisa and Wendy, were unable to keep up the progress and lost 3-6, 0-6. This produced the team's first loss of the season 3-1, with two more remaining matches.
Sunday, the Ladies 1st team entertained Compton's who had a mathematical chance of winning the 1st Division title. However, the girls were in no mood for charity and showed why, with a little bit of luck earlier in the season they to could have been challenging for honours as the crushed Compton's 8-0. 1st off court and leading by example Captain, Petra Sedova who saw off Mary Southgate for the loss of just the 1 game. Freya Loughton was next off as she defeated Codelia Carr 3 and 2, with Izzy Holland having a confidence winning boost against Ann Ekins 2 and 0 to put the team 3-0. Claudia James meanwhile was locked in a battle with County Vet, Hilary Wynter, Claudia having taken the opening set 7-6. The second set was somewhat easier as she eased to 6-3 2nd set and her second straight sets victory of the summer over a County veteran. Having an unassailable lead after the singles, the girls were able to enjoy their doubles and came away with another two rubber and straight sets victories to claim the whitewash and end their season on a high.