Herts ladies are competing in the Premier division of O50 category. Hertfordshire hosted the first round of matches today, Sunday 19th October at Broxbourne Squash Club. Thanks to them for hosting.
The team members were Isobel Smith, Maureen Morrison and Sheila Blake. Our first match was against Kent, who are one of the strongest teams in the division. Sheila went on first and after a shaky start got her rhythm and went 2-1 up. Sheila was up in the fourth when she had a nasty fall and unfortunately lost that game 10-8 but her fighting spirit shone through and she won the final game 9-5. Isobel then went on against Mandy Akin a very tough opponent and although she troubled her slightly in the second game still lost 3-0. It was then Maureen’s turn to play and what a game it was another 5 set game, Maureen played very well and won 10-9 in the fifth, giving us all a heart attack!. Herts won 2-1 a great achievement.
Kent went on to beat Surrey 2 3-0 very comfortably. Herts then played Cambridgeshire. Sheila played very well again winning 3-1. Isobel won her game 3-0 fairly comfortably and then Maureen made it a 3-0 win for the team, winning her match 3-1.
Our final match will be in January 2015 and if we win that one we will be through to the playoffs in March! Well done, great performance today!