Yes, it is league time again and although it seems that we have not had a winter, the start last Saturday was bathed in sunshine, almost a summer’s day!
The closest match in the men’s was that between Fairlands and Bryanston Sports. Bryanston won 5 of the 6 singles and gained a set in the other match and looked to be coasting home with an 11-3 advantage going into the doubles. But no, it was not that cut and dried as Fairlands came back to win all three doubles, only for Bryanston to win the second set in the bottom pairing to edge home 12-11. They almost sneaked the tie break third set, only going down 8-10 in that match, but that one set was sufficient.
Elsewhere, it was pretty much plain sailing for the other two winners, Marks Park A and Morningside. After losing the first two singles at the top of the order, Marks Park then did not drop another set to Old Edwardians and ran out 16-4 winners.
Morningside lost just one singles and one doubles and were untroubled in brushing aside Randburg A 16-6.
In the ladies defending champions, Bryanston Sports Club beat Old Edwardians 10-6 and this without Gaynor Harris and Rene Plant, both of whom are injured. Old Eds won one singles and one doubles, but with four matches going to the final set pro tie break the result could easily have gone the other way.
Boskruin beat Florida 10-4 losing at number one singles and one doubles, whilst Marks Park A dominated their match against their B side winning 11-2 with their sole win coming from Jocelyn Jardine beating Shaylin Williams 10-2 in the final set tie break.
As from next week we will put up the log tables.