Senior League 2017-18 Week 10
Division 1

The culmination of the 2nd round of fixtures from the top flight of the Doric Insurance sponsored senior leagues resulted in victories for both of the sides chasing the title, Lions A and Whistlers A.


Lions A are still mathematically top of the table due to games ratio, however they only managed to edge past Lions B 6-4 this week. Ben Foss was in top form for the league leaders due to his trio of singles wins over Phil Ogier, Ryan Bichard and Andre De Carteret. Paul Hainsworth and Dan Collenette each defeated Andre De Carteret and the pair also won a vital doubles match over De Carteret and Bichard in 5 sets to seal the points. Ogier and Bichard both competed well in earning singles wins over Hainsworth and Collenette.


Whistlers A were much more comfortable this week and ran out 8-2 winners over Whistlers C. Garry Dodd continued his unbeaten domestic season of singles matches with straight game wins over Lawrence Stacey, Ryan Gilson and Charlotte Casey. He also combined with Martin Sarre to defeat Stacey and Gilson over 4 sets in the doubles clash. Sarre and Mark Pipet each clinched wins over Gilson and Casey in singles action, with Pipet needing 5 sets to overcome Casey and Sarre the full distance against Gilson.


Whistlers B inflicted a heavy 9-1 defeat on the side at the foot of the table, Lions C in the remaining top flight fixture. Joshua Stacey and Matt Casey each took wins against Jamie Ferbrache, Ian Le Page and reserve Brian Ferbrache as well as combining to defeat Ferbrache and Le Page in straight sets in the doubles match. The remaining 2 victories for the Whistlers side came from their own reserve Ian Fitchet over Le Page and Brian Ferbrache. It was Jamie Ferbrache that spared the blushes due to his straight sets win over Fitchet.


Division 3

St Pauls B are a huge 6 points clear at the top, but they needed to come through a titanic tussle with Lions H this week, in a game where they edged through 6-4. Mike Brehaut was in scintillating form for the Lions side as he managed to win all 3 of his singles matches over Craig Dunning, John Wills and Derek Carter. The 5 set win over Dunning was just the second defeat inflicted on the St Pauls player all season. It could have been even better for the Lions side as Brehaut and Lynn Finn led Dunning and Carter 2-1 in the doubles match before losing out in 5 sets. Finn herself also did well in defeating Wills over 4 sets despite losing the first end 11-0. She too could have added another win on the night, but let a 2-0 lead slip against Carter in the match opener.
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