Fixture: Oswestry Ladies 3 v Rowton Castle Ladies 1
Result: Won 4 0
Jo Dalietos & Carolyn Yates Won 7-5 6-2 Won 6-2 6-3
Mandy Coxhead & Catherine Fern Won 4-6 7-6 1-0 Won 6-1 6-4
The team have secured their place at the top of division 5N with another excellent win in their last match of the season against Rowton Castle.
Both pairs started off slowly with really long rallies and some excellent volleys. Jo and Carolyn managed to keep ahead winning the first set 7-5. Having settled down they made quick work of winning the second set, and therefore the rubber. They followed this win with another convincing win in their second rubber.
Mandy and Catherine had more of a struggle in their first rubber, they were matching the opposition game by game but then lost a couple of critical points by virtue of some excellent net play from Rowton, who took the first set. The second set was even closer with games going either way. Rowton had 2 match points at 5-4 but could not close it out giving the Oswestry pair a way back. The set was eventually decided by a tie break. Mandy and Catherine took an early lead which Rowton could not recover from. The Oswestry pair then took advantage of a disappointed Rowton pair to take the 3rd set tie break to win the rubber. They followed this win with a decisive victory in their second rubber thus giving Oswestry the maximum 4 points.
The team have had an excellent season and all players have played very well and fully deserve to win the division.
The captain would like to thank all the team players for their support this year and we look forward to division 4 in 2019.