Surrey men falter but women are on a roll
1:59pm Friday 23rd July 2010 in Wimbledon
Two successive defeats have dashed Surrey’s hopes of glory in group one of the Aegon Summer County Cup competition.
The team, captained by Danny Sapsford, started well enough with 6-3 successes over Lancashire and Warwickshire.
But they crashed 7-2 to Hertfordshire on Wednesday before suffering a 5-4 defeat by North of Scotland at Eastbourne yesterday (Thursday).
The result against North of Scotland went down the the final rubber, but Konstantinos Kalatzis and Tim Patient were pipped by Jamie Murray and Euan McGinn in a three-set epic.
Current standings: 1 Hertfordshire, 2 Kent, 3 Surrey, 4 North of Scotland, 5 Lancashire, 6 Warwickshire.
Surrey team: Danny Sapsford captain (Weybridge), Jeff Hunter (Weybridge), James Lloyd (Cobham), Timothy Patient (Wimbledon), Jamie Whiteford (Sutton), Darren Walsh (Wallington), Chris Eaton (Guildford), Konstantinos Kalatzis (Sutton), Dominic Hodgson (Sheen).
Surrey women have bounced back from a 5-4 defeat in their opener to Hertfordshire to win their next three matches and move up to second in the group one standings.
Surrey beat both Buckinghamshire and Cheshire 6-3 before a convincing 7-2 success over Middlesex.
Non-playing captain Julie Willson was delighted by Thursday’s performance against their near neighbours.
“It was a determined performance. Hannah Collin picked up an injury but go back out there, gave her best and won an important match.”
Current standings: 1 Hertfordshire, 2 Surrey, 3 Buckinghamshire, 4 Cheshire, 5 Middlesex, 6 Essex.
Surrey team: Julie Wilson captain (Wimbledon), Victoria Brook (Weybridge), Hannah Collin (Wimbledon), Laura Slater (Frimley), Ruth Seaborne (Wimbledon), Michelle Oldham (Effingham), Jade Curtis (Wimbledon), Philippa Coates (Croydon), Christa-Victoria Gecheva (Wimbledon), Josie Inverdale (Kingston), Laura Peterzan (Wimbledon).