Evans a silver server in Croatia tournament
Bath veteran Godfrey Evans enjoyed a successful outing when he represented the Great Britain 65s team at the Seniors World Championships in Umag, Croatia. The highlight of his trip was the 65s mixed doubles, in which Evans and fellow Brit Lillian Geer made it to the final before winning a silver medal. The scratch partnership only met for the first time shortly before their opening match but went on to win four of them. Their run included two nail-biting matches which saw them win 10-7 in the third set champions tiebreaker having lost the first set in both. Evans and Geer also beat the German number two seeds in straight sets before losing in the final to the French top seeds and multiple world champions who, in their words, “played a perfect match”. Evans was also beaten in the third round of the singles by Australian world number one Andrew Rae, who went on to reach the final. Britain were drawn in the same group as number one seeds and eventual winners the United States in the team event, with each match consisting of two singles and one doubles. Although GB were competitive in the singles and took the doubles to a third set, they were beaten 3-0. A 3-0 win over New Zealand saw GB progress to the group of secondplaced teams, where they beat Hungary 2-1, Canada 2-1 and Sweden 2-1 to finish eighth overall.