The Scarborough News
Rowe bounces back to steer Rolo to victory
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING DIVISION ONE
ROLO 6 BRIDLINGTON OLD BOYS 4 Rolo’s Ben Rowe staged brilliant comebacks in two of his three rubbers.
The first was against the Bridlington team’s new signing Mark Chajecki, and Rowe was 9-7 down in the final set but stuck to his task to win it 11-9 against a very experienced opponent.
He then just missed out on a repeat performance after coming back from 10-6 down in the fifth against Mike Fenby.
Both players had match points in a highly entertaining finish but it was Fenby who clinched it 19-17.
This marathon clash left little in the tank for the veteran Fenby and he lost his last rubber to a solid performance from Ethan Lowe in straight sets.
It was business as usual for the league number one Martin Lowe, who turned in a ruthless performance to win all his rubbers in straight sets and then take the doubles with son Ethan.
Bridlington’s reply came from a Simon James brace and singles for Fenby and Chajecki. THE HIT SQUAD 9 HACKNESS B 1 The Hit Squad lived up to their name with this ninepoint win.
Ross Dransfield was man of the match with straight set victories in all his rubbers.
Team-mate Richard Dent was also unbeaten, but found it hard work against the wily veteran Noel Seery, who won the opening two sets before losing.
Seery’s performance was rewarded with a victory against Guy Whiting in straight sets.
Whiting’s brace and a doubles win by his team-mates were the Hit Squad’s other scorers. CORINTHIANS B 5 WHITBY SPRINGHILL 5 Corinthians’ number one Derek Elliott was in fine form with an impressive treble.
He beat league number four Bob Evans in straight sets and then claimed the draw by partnering Trevor Teasdale to a doubles win.
Pete Kirk was Corinthians’ other scorer.
Springhill played their part in an excellent match by Evans and Barbara Kearney scoring a brace each and John Hanson a single.