Catford Wanderers Mixed second team began their summer season with a 4-2 defeat at David Lloyd Dartford.
The match hinged on the second round clash between the home sides Simon Phillips and Jennifer Crowe and Wanderers’ Sai Cheung and Toni Boardman.
After a nervous opening set, which they lost 6-3, they battled back to take the second 7-5. A tie-break set clinched the victory for David Lloyd.
Catford’s first pairing of Rob Dawbarn and Lilla Brown were comfortable winners (6-1 6-4) in the opening round but they too fell victims to Phillips and Crowe on the tie break.
Catford’s third pair of Peter Horton and Ruth Owens lost both their matches.
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