Tennis: Grove ladies make it through to Essex Cup trophy final after win over Westcliffe Hard

13:00 17 June 2014

From left, Beth Will, Trisha Esplin and Julia Westnedge, and front, Alice McGee.

From left, Beth Will, Trisha Esplin and Julia Westnedge, and front, Alice McGee.

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The Grove ladies first team have paved the way to defend the Essex Cup trophy after a hard-fought semi-final win over Westcliffe Hard Ladies.

Alice McGee and Beth Will squeezed a four set advantage against both of their pairs, whilst Trisha Esplin and Julia Westnedge were unlucky to lose a tie break against their first pair, and losing 4-6 2-6 in the second rubber.

The match was drawn at four sets each which meant it went to a deciding championship tie break. McGee and Esplin pairedup to win the match 11-9, after saving a match point for Westcliffe at 8-9.

A succession of great volleys by Esplin, following some superlative cross court play by McGee cemented a place in the final against Cranston Park on June 29.

The Walden club had won the title for the first time last year.

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