Fixture: Oswestry Men 1 v Bridgnorth Men 3
Result: Drew 2-2
The men’s first team were the first out of the traps when Oswestry Tennis Club commenced the new Summer Doubles League Season. Captained this season by Martin Shorrt, who has recently joined the club when he re-located to the area from Portsmouth, the team tracked their way across the county for their first fixture to take on the third team of Bridgnorth tennis Club.
In the first round rubbers Martin, partnered by Oliver Tombs, dropped the first set on a tie break 6-7 before taking the second set 6-3 taking it to a third deciding set tie break which the home side narrowly won. The second pairing of Gary Edwards and Matt Grice won their first rubber in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 against the opposing second pair.
In the reverse rubbers Shorrt and Tombs were too strong for their opposition and took in 6-3, 6-3. Edwards and Grice dropped the first set to the Bridgnorth first pair 2-6 but they fought gallantly in the second set taking it to a tie break before just losing out 6-7. So an honourable draw saw Oswestry come away with two points.