Vets Mens I home v Cullercoats 2nd Sept. 2018

Phil (capt.) & Colin                Peter & Paul

Cullercoats won by 5 sets to 3 and 42 games to 32

With the squad ravaged by injury and absence Phil, making a rare visit to the U.K., was joined by wily old fox Colin in a first pair partnership against a solid Cullercoats team. The pair produced some sparkling tennis to halve each round in 4 tight sets.

Second pair for Shotley was Peter, fresh from his exhibition tour of Tuscany, and Paul, fresh from being top couple in the previous fixture. Although outclassed in 3 sets they pulled off a remarkable comeback in the last set to take it 7-5 after trailing 1-5.

A brave effort from the team which was just short on the day.