The U15A girls’ team may have been beaten by Framlingham but was by no means outplayed. Harriet Petley won her singles conformably, after also playing a two-hour match earlier in the day. Amy Graham battled in a long set but one service break saw her lose it 3-6, and both Flora Johnston and Julia Schwab rallied well but had to submit to more experience opponents. The young U15B team, featuring Saffron Holliday, Annabel Yates and Minnie Wayman, also had a tough yet very entertaining fixture against Framlingham’s B team, playing some outstanding points and close games.
The U15A boys played a very exciting and nail-biting league fixture against St Joseph’s College, winning 7-6. All was level after the 6 rubbers; both teams winning three each, thanks to a singles win by Oriol Valsells, and doubles victories by pairs Eden Wigzell / Oliver Bacon and Charlie Garnham / Oriol Valsells. Oliver and Charlie set out in the doubles shoot-out tie-break in an attempt to seal the tie for Woodbridge, and provide entertainment for the spectators. They did not disappoint and won the shoot-out 10-7.
U15B Boys lost narrowly by 8-4 to Hartismere in the AEGON league. James Martin and Seb Lamb played good tennis in their singles, despite losing to higher rated players. Charlie Mayhew and Sam Bryant started well for Woodbridge, winning their doubles 6-3, and Sam then went on to win his singles 6-0.
A few days earlier, Woodbridge played some of the most fun and entertaining tennis of the term, taking on St Felix on their grass courts. The players did remarkably, playing on slightly slippery surface with inconsistent, and at times surprising, bounce. This meant there were plenty of slippery and sliding shots and diving returns. Despite not being able to make a dent into the final score line, the Woodbridge boys enjoyed the experience, having loads of fun in their matches. James Martin and Seb Lamb played one of the most entertaining sets of the term, losing 6-7 in a tie-break, and providing much to applaud to those watching.
The U13A team finished a busy term of tennis in the AEGON league with a tough fixture against St Joseph’s College. The players competed well but could not match the power and accuracy from their opponents. Some fantastic tennis was on show, as the high rated St Joseph’s players pushed our players to perform at their best.
The girls’ U13B team outplayed their opponents from Hartismere, winning the tie 12-0. Clara Simpson and Molly Marshall started off well, winning their doubles 6-0, while Ella Walker (6-3) and Olivia Buchanan (6-1) both won their singles. Molly and Clara continued the good run by winning their singles 6-0 and 6-3 respectively. Ella and Olivia finished off a clean sweep, winning their doubles 6-4.
The U13B boys played a very competitive fixture against Hartismere, but had to settle for defeat in the end. The doubles matches provided the highlights of the day, with the boys showing good teamwork and playing some quality games. Hugo Anderson and Freddie Simpson teamed up, just losing 4-6. Jack Christey and Kit Evans Lombe also had to settle for the same score-line playing some quality shots along the way. Freddie Simpson showed good endurance wearing down his opponent in his singles match, and he finally won 6-4.