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Shootout success for H&W 12u Girls team to secure 3rd place.

Herefordshire & Worcestershire 12&U Girls team sponsored by Karndean Design Flooring battled it out in the Summer County Cup held at our home venue, Manor Park, Malvern.

The team of Paulina Jurkowska, Latesha Grant, Isabelle Oconnor and Stephanie Combe had a tough start against former National champions Staffordshire losing 4-0 in matches. The girls were still in high spirits for the tie against North Wales gaining one singles win with Paulina winning 4-0, 4-0 to keep us in with a chance. Paulina & Latesha were determined to level the tie and went on to beat North Wales doubles pair 5-4, 4-1. We needed to win the Match tie-break shootout to secure the victory. The H&W pair went 8-5 down but notched it up a gear to come back to win the match and the tie 11-9.

Sunday went much like Saturday, tough match to start against South Wales, the H&W girls lost all 3 singles. Isabelle & Stephanie had a battle in the doubles losing out 4-1, 5-4(7-5). We had to bounce back against Shropshire to secure 3rd place. With one singles victory again from Paulina put H&W 2-1 down going into the doubles. Both Paulina and Latesha stepped up again to level the tie beating the Shropshire pair 4-1, 4-0. Shropshire changed their pairings for the shootout but H&W won comfortably 10-2.
The H&W girls performed well under pressure and went home smiling after having an enjoyable weekend of tennis.
Thank you to our sponsor Karndean Design Flooring and to all the players and parents for all their efforts and support for H&W.

Tony Ravenscroft – 12&U Girls County Cup Captain

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