Theres been a number of games so here’s your usual ‘cut out and keep’ bumper edition team round up.
The Gents 1st team travelled to Bishopbriggs to play tennis. The roving reporter was in attendance but when he saw the courts he skipped back to the car to pick up the following items;
The boys from the ‘Briggs were claiming they were clay. In that case we’re going to hold the French Open down Havoc in Dumbarton next year…..
Anyway. Enough of the moaning.
Looked like it could be a decent match actually if the Cardross boys ever arrived. One sunny day and everyone west of Anniesland beats a path to Dinos. An hour to get to the Milton. Bad times.
The first rubber was a tough shift. Couple of decent young players against G & Felix. The hosts tucked away the first two sets with aplomb but G and Felix fought back to take a lead in the final set. There were a couple of fruity calls and a few great shots and before you know it the Cardross guys were dispatched 3-0. G was unimpressed. Felix a bit more laconic but also unimpressed. They had played well though and will have some really tough games in this division.
Court 2 saw Harry & Keith doing battle. Well I saw the second two sets. The first set I went to boil the kettle and when I returned they had dispatched 6-0. This wasn’t the plan. It’s never the plan to spend longer in the car than you did on the court….. Second set they rallied but still got dispatched. I checked my phone – Paddy Power had them at 50-1 to win the final set. From what I saw that represented no value. Kept my nugget in my pocket.
What do I know. They are made of stern stuff these boys and in the biggest turnaround since Bonnie Tyler they managed to win the final set. This was right up there with Buster Douglas knocking out Iron Mike or Progres beating the Mighty, the glorious, the fabulous Glasgow Rangers.
Court 3 was a bit of a mismatch actually. The slow ‘clay’ ( cough, splutter) courts being right up Big Jamie’s strasse and allowing him time to rocket his forehands back time after time wearing down the game Bishopbriggs guys. Capt Euan’s second serve was biting like a stabbed rat into the ‘clay’ and a very comfortable 3-0 victory ensued for the guys.
On a the night a narrow 5-4 defeat but another 4 sets in the bag in what will be a challenging season.
The Gents 3rds have played a few games but details of them have been misplaced. The only documentation that remains was about their latest encounter away to Woodend.
At 1st couple the Lobsters were reunited. After injury kept them apart and it was felt that Lobster 2, although game, was bereft without his pal it was great to see them back.
Allan & John cruised through, with their usual in match holiday in set 2, making it closer than required 6-4 7-6 6-3. Job well done and a great start for the team who have been suffering.
At 2nd Steve D and Gordon ‘ The Spinmeister’ Kydd combined to win their rubber 7-5 4-6 6-4 in what was a very tough encounter. 5 sets in the bag for the Gents though. What could the Bunnet Brothers add to that tally.
Boy did they try. Losing a first set 7-5 which was an energy sapper they took a wee break in the second set to regroup for the final push in set 3. They just fell short 7-5 in the 3rd as well. A very good game though and two sets which could have gone either way.
5-4 to the Cardross. Brilliant news.
They have now played 4 matches and doing pretty well indeed. The guys lost 6-3 away to Thorn Park this week but bounced straight back into action the very next night with a home match against Lanark and looking to get back to winning ways. And did they ever……
At first couple Paul Clancy & Andrew Duncan playing their first rubber together got on famously and recorded a strong –
6-1 6-1 6-2 victory over their game but outplayed opponents. 3-0 Cardross. Great start and what could the others do?
Capt Court had rolled out the heavy artillery in game 2. Fresh from the exam halls – probably chalking up some more A’s – were Callum Glen & Fraser Muir – who could forget the incredible comeback they had in their last game last season which will live on in Cardross folklore for many a year……
They got straight back into their stride with a 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory leaving the coast clear for Capt Court & Stephen Diamond to try to complete the clean sweep.
And complete it they did.
A triple bagel. The first of the year. Congratulations guys. You will get a separate post about it as is the tradition. Win by triple bagel or lose by triple bagel the result is the same – full exposure on the web.