Rosemary Allan – Nottingham 2018 Senior Goldstef
Nottingham 2018 – Senior Gold (24/02/18)
In singles I had to play Maya Kateli from Middlesex in the first round, which I won 21-15, 21-14. In the next round I played Serena Midha who is an A grade grade & has been ranked as high as 11th for seniors. I lost the first 21-11. The next set was much closer, but lost 21-19.
In the doubles, I played with Amy Hayhoe. In the first round we had to play Kimberley Clague & Cristen Marritt, the number 3/4 seeds who are higher ranked & graded than us, but we managed to win 21-15, 23-21. We then had to play Zoe King & Grace Taylor in the quarter finals. After losing the first set 21-19, we managed to win the next set 21-11. The third set was very close but could not get the last few rallies & we lost 21-19.
In the mixed doubles, I played with Dominic Ashton. In the first round I had to play Kimberley Clague again, who was partnered with Matthew Stacey. We won 21-14, 21-19. Next up was Sam Smith & Tiara Samuel. After losing the first set 21-15, we changed our tactics and stepped up our game. After many close rallies, we narrowly lost 22-20.
Some close games in all three diciplines in the Nottingham 2018 – Senior Gold