National Cadet League Week 2.
On Sunday 6th December, Hereford played the second round of the national cadet league at Wood Green. The team consisted of Jake Price, Kyle Day and Sam Williams.
We had a great start to the competition winning against Ryecroft and Cheslyn Hay 6-0 without dropping a set.
In the next round we played Wood Green B and won 5-1, Jake losing a five setter to their number one.
In the afternoon session we drew 3-3 against Woodfield A. Kyle won both his matches and Jake won one of his, again losing out in the 5th. Sam lost his matches in 4 and 5 but played very well in both.
The last round was against a strong Burton Girls team. We needed a draw to top the group, but after some very competitive games we lost 2-4. The Burton number1, who is ranked in the top 20 cadet girls nationally, beat both Kyle and Jake. Kyle was the only player to take a set off her in 20 matches over the first two weekends. Kyle and Jake won a match each. Sam was again unlucky; he played very well but lost in 4 and 5 sets.
We finished in second place, on 22 points, 1 point behind Burton Girls. With the success of our first week, this puts us comfortably in to the top group for the final 2 rounds in March and April.