Collapse AllPortsmouth Doubles - Round 1 | Thursday 21 June 2018 to Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)
With one team withdrawing and two non-starters (hope everything's OK), there were fewer matches played than we would have liked in the inaugural round of the Portsmouth Doubles league. Do remember we are always happy to try and help get matches arranged. However judging by the comments, all the matches that did happen were friendly and fun and teams are looking forward to playing each other again, so here's to the next time.
Chris and Mathew played more matches than anyone else taking 3 of 4 to be winners of this inaugural round. Their path to the top was not entirely smooth, however, as they were beaten by runners-up Amy and Fiona (who also won 3) in a three setter with a tie break second set (for which Chris and Mathew got a vital point). The match "swung back and forth" and fortunately clouds spared the teams the impact of a hot evening sun on a game played towards the end of one of this summer's periods of sizzling heat. Many thanks for the high proportion of players comments, by the way. These can give a vivid picture of how things went and reveal when matches were closer than the score might indicate.
- Chris Wilde & Matthew Wilde [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
- Amy Wright & Fiona Goode [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
- Anthony Woodhouse & Tom Clark [L1]
- Nicole Jurewicz & Neil Fuller [L2] withdrawn
- Roger Jarman & Chris Martin [L2]
- Roger Paxman & Paula OToole
- Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa