The Murphy Shield – Quarter -Final

27 June

The GGCC team met a team from Merton CC to play the quarter-final round of the Murphy Shield at Surbiton CC. Despite the alternating rain showers and sunshine play carried on regardless.

The format is a mixture of doubles and singles with each match being the best of 3 games. Julie Tremble and Stephen Stuart-Matthews played a doubles match and won 3-7, 7-3, 7-5. In the singles matches we had mixed fortunes as Ian Taylor won his match in two games, but Jan Honeysett lost her tie.

At lunch time there was still all to play for. In the afternoon all were singles matches. Julie beat her opponent but Stephen lost to his. Jan won two close games 7-6, 7-6 and Ian was unlucky to lose a closely fought match 6-7, 7-1, 5-7.

A win for Guildford and Godalming, albeit a close one at 4-3. We now go forward to the semi-final which will be played against either Roehampton or Ryde.

Well done team!