GSTC Ladies win Gray's Cup

Posted by Angharad Harris on 25 January 2020

The Gray’s Cup is a knock-out tournament open to any teams in Cambridgeshire playing in or below division 3 in the summer tables. It is a very competitive event and many clubs aspire to win the trophy.

This year, our ladies’ 2nd team have done just that, contesting a tense final against David Lloyd on Saturday 5th October at Hills Road Tennis Centre.

Teams from across the county compete in doubles matches. Each team consists of at least four players and each tie consists of four matches. Match scores reflect the number of sets won by each team, with the winning team progressing to the next round of competition. The final is held indoors at Hills Road to remove any potential home advantage either team might have.

Everyone played some outstanding tennis and showed great character in the face of some shocking line calling and unsportsmanlike conduct from the opposition, and the whole team should be very proud of their achievement.

The team are pictured with their trophy. Grays Cup Winners

From left to right: Sylvia Morton (GSTC Super Senior & Cambs League Committee), Wendy Butler, Ifthi Shareef (captain), Jemima Halliwell, Jenny Fleck. Thanks to Vernon Dudley for providing his photograph.

Of course, the team is more than those who played in the final and congratulations also go to Helen Tipping, Sarah Richards and Rebecca Stacey who each played in at least one tie over the course of the Gray’s Cup season.

The win tops off a fantastic season for the Ladies’ 2s which saw them top the table in their division, earning promotion to the next division for summer 2020.

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