IT was two home wins for Bromsgrove this weekend. The Men’s C team completed their winter campaign in division 5E with a 3-1 win over Worcester E to leap frog them and go into second place.
Captain John Casey was sidelined with an Achilles injury so Trevor Errington stepped in to partner Tim Wright and support the regular pairing of Tim Roland with Pete Morris.
The match opened with Morris and Roland taking a straightforward 6-0, 6-4 win. The other rubber was much closer as Wright and Errington eventually went down to the Worcester first pair 6-1, 2-6, 4-6.
After the turn round both sides battled hard in two three-set matches. It didn’t look good for Bromsgrove as both pairs lost their opening sets before fighting back to victory.
For Morris and Roland it was really tight as they won 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. Wright and Errington won a little more comfortably 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
John Casey said: "It was a great fightback to get the win. After being promoted last year we were expecting a hard season and I’m really pleased with the way the whole squad has pulled together to give us a comfortable finish close to the top of the table."
Sunday afternoon saw a Ladies division 1 clash between Bromsgrove A and Leominster A.
Again it was a game of two halves as the Leominster second pair were no match for Bromsgrove. Jilly Whitehead with Veronika Kumherova beat them 6-0, 6-0 and Tina Manning with Sally Franks won 6-2, 6-1.
It was a different story against the opposition first pair though. A long opening battle saw Manning and Franks just lose out in three sets 7-5, 0-6, 4-6. and Whitehead and Kumherova lose 2-6,1-6. However the extra set won by Manning and Franks gave Bromsgrove the win.
This win in the final match of the season also lifts them into second place in Division 1, but again they could be squeezed out in the final round of matches in the division.
Sally Franks said: "We’re guaranteed third place and if results go our way could hold onto second which is a great result in this tough division.
"The squad and players we’ve called up when needed have all put in a lot of effort and fight to put us among the top teams in Hereford and Worcester."