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.


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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