Just got back from Chillwell, I am knackered! Had a tough first game of singles against Nicki Chan-Lam but won that tightly in two sets, then my next opponent pulled out so I was straight through to the quarters. Lovely!! Had to play Helena Lewczynska who was always going to be a tough opponent. I lost the first set badly, then played really well to take the second set. Unfortunately I could not keep my standard up in the third set and got battered again. I am a bit disappointed with how I played but it was a mixture of brilliance and disaster so there are positives from it definitely!
Next I had ladies doubles. I had put partner required for a changed so I ended up playing with Dawn Johnson. We won our first game which put us in the quarters (quite a small entry!) and then lost tightly in three to Gemma Whiting and Jo Dix. Considering we had not played together before, we played really well and I really enjoyed myself!
Finally came mixed. Both Tom and I were very tired (tom had played about a million sets) but we pulled through our first one in a tight two setter. Next in the quarters we had a well established pair, and I’ll be honest I expected us to get battered! However we played really well considering we were both tired and it was a really fun game. Lots of smiling in it and everyone was playing well! We won the first set, but unfortunately could not take the next two and they won fairly comfortably. Overall a good weekend, very happy with my performances!
Think that is my last individual tournament of the season, so I am going to begin my Summer training next week! Exciting! Still have not heard what the selection for 6 Nations is, but I think it will be up on Monday so will have to keep my fingers crossed. :)