Promotion for Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 09:09 03 August 2012

Congresbury Tennis Club.

Congresbury Tennis Club.


Congresbury secured promotion for the second year running, beating Wedmore in their last game of the season.

CONGRESBURY A went into their last division five match of the season against local rivals Wedmore knowing that a win would secure the title.

The team of Phil Jones, Trevor Crocker, Ryan Burr and Ben Chapman have proved difficult to beat all season but appeared to save their best until last by recording a 10-1 victory.

The Wedmore first string started well and won their first set 6-3 against Jones and Crocker. However, the Congresbury pair edged home in a second set tiebreak and then coasted to victory in the third. Meanwhile Burr and Chapman finished off their opponents swiftly to leave the score 4-1 to Congresbury at the halfway stage. Both Congresbury pairs managed to win their second rubbers in straight sets in order to clinch the overall title by 11 clear points.

Congresbury A have now achieved two promotions in successive seasons and in that time have used only six players, the other first team squad members being Simon Crocker and Geoff Amor.

However, if the current encouraging trend is to continue into next season Congresbury will need to add to their squad.

The B team of Martin Dibsdale, JL Hagger, Simon Heggarty and Andy Carne have battled hard all season but would also appreciate some new members. At a recent open day, some likely team players did emerge but the club is eager for further recruits to sign up. Anyone interested in joining a friendly club should call Trevor on 01934 876719.

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