saw former three times AEGON Team Tennis National Champions Bromley Lawn Tennis
Club take on Virgin Active Surrey in the latest round of the competition. The
tennis equivalent of the football premier league, the Bromley side were crowned
champions in 2010, 2009 & 2005 and were also runners-up in 2008 and 2011.
standing in 4th place in the South East Group with a game in hand,
the Bromley side were looking to consolidate their position with an away win
against the Surrey club.
Sean Thornley was spearheading Bromley’s side this week and in his singles
rubber was up against Virgin’s sixteen year old prodigy Isaac Stoute. The
experience of Britain’s
No.21 proved too great for the youngster and Thornley eased out the match 6-2,
Delgado, who achieved an ATP singles career high of 121 in the world, was
playing at No.2 for Bromley against Virgin’s Casey Lyonette. The 35 year old
former GB Davis Cup player is still ranked 88 in the world at doubles and
overcame his younger opponent 6-3, 6-4.
tight first set that was decided on a tiebreaker, Bromley’s Keelan Oakley
eventually came through against his opponent of Mark Whitehouse 6-7, 6-1, 6-2.
didn’t start well for Bromley’s Mark Beckles as he lost the first set in his
singles match against Mark Weaver, but dug deep to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
went in to the doubles rubbers 4-0 up and with overall victory already secured.
and Delgado paired up to take on Stoute and Lyonette and their doubles
expertise was telling against their Surrey opponents, coming through to win 7-5, 6-1.
Oakley and Beckles were up against Mark Weaver and Nick Greenhouse and came through
triumphantly, winning 6-1, 7-5.
the tie 6-0.
Captain Nick Cavaday was delighted with his team’s performance. “The standard
of play in this competition is immense and it is rare for any team to achieve
such an emphatic win. The score line doesn’t portray an accurate picture of
just how tough this tie was and the guys did a brilliant job today”.
The Sandford Road club
continue their campaign with a crunch match at home on Sunday 27th May against David
Park, the defending
National Champions. Play starts at midday and spectators are welcome.