Wednesday, 17 August 2022

All square on travels

HENLEY Tennis Club’s men’s A team salvaged a draw at Mapledurham A on Sunday in a match that was pushed back 24 hours due to poor weather on Saturday.

Max Miles-Thomas returned from injury to partner Chris Aspden whilst Jeremy Wright and Eric Davies joined forces. Miles-Thomas and Aspden had to wait until the ninth game to break serve and pinched the first set 6-4 and then took the second set comfortably 6-2. Davies and Wright struggled against a strong Mapledurham first pair and succumbed to a 6-0, 6-1, defeat.

Miles-Thomas and Aspden took a while to get into their groove in the second rubber versus the A pairing but Aspden’s strong volleying and positioning helped them take the first set 6-3.

Davies and Wright battled in their second match but couldn’t steer home a set. Miles-Thomas and Aspden found themselves 3-0 down in the second and staring at a match defeat for Henley. However Miles-Thomas’s cross court forehand battles and aggression steered the set and brought home a 6-4 win. Henley A and Mapledurham A ended honours even.

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