Ladies Team Finish 5th at National Finals!

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In their Midlands group Loughborough defeated West Bridgford TC, Grantham TC, Bridgnorth TC & Lady Bay T&SC, winning the division by one rubber to automatically qualify for the national open finals held at the West Hants Club in Bournemouth 31st August- 2nd September.

The West Hants Club is prominent in international tennis history, as it staged the first ever event after tennis went open, abolishing the difference between amateur and professional, fifty years ago. 

On day one at Bournemouth Loughborough lost to the number 2 seeds Holcombe Brook Sports Club, who fielded two world ranked players, 10 rubbers to 2.

Day two saw Loughborough defeat Blackhall LTC 7-6 in a dramatic tiebreak shootout with each of the five team members picking up wins. 

Overall Loughborough finished fifth in the country in this national event, which has over 1,000 teams entering. The matches consist of 4 singles matches followed by 2 doubles.

The team line up in the photo is, left to right, Lucy Croucher, Claire Wynne, Tory Kettle (Captain) Lilia, Becky Scrivins