TENNIS: COUNTY CUP DAILY UPDATES

The Lawn Tennis Association AEGON Summer County Cup 2011 is in full swing around the country.

 

Dorset are the highest placed south west county, competing in Ladies Group 2 at Havant.

 

Dorset lost their opening match 6-3 to Sussex, 5-4 to Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 9-0 to Middlesex and 7-2 to leaders Essex. Today they face Leicestershire.

 

In Mens Group 3 Dorset were pipped 5-4 by Middlesex at Hunstanton on day one, then lost 6-3 to Suffolk, 6-3 to Essex and 7-2 to Hampshire & Isle of Wight. They also face a basement battle today, against bottom side Sussex.

 

In Ladies Group 3 at West Worthing Tennis & Squash Club, Devon lost 5-4 to Berkshire, 6-3 to Norfolk, 6-3 to Yorkshire and 8-1 to table-topping Kent ahead of today's final group match against bottom of the table Derbyshire.

 

In Mens Group 5 at Oxford, Somerset beat South of Scotland 8-1 on day one and followed up with a 7-2 win over Cambridgeshire before ending Cornwall's unbeaten start 6-3. Yesterday they went 2-1 up against Durham & Cleveland before rain stopped play, reports Taunton's Matthew Bernard.

 

Cornwall are set to continue their rain-interrupted match against Buckinghamshire today following early week wins over D&C 6-3 and South of Scotland, 7-2 before their midweek loss to Somerset.

 

Somerset squad: Matthew Bernard (Taunton), James Pankhurst (Yeovil), James Deem (Wellington), Chris Lister (Porlock), Matthew Bettles (Trull), Dan Manlow (Wellington), Alistair Felton (Barton St David), Craig Phillips (Brean), Richard Gabb (Street).

  

In Mens Group 6, Devon are on track for promotion following wins over Avon (6-3) the Channel Islands (9-0) and Sufolk (9-0) at Felixstowe.

 

Devon beat Bedfordshire 6-3 yesterday ahead of today's top of the table, promotion decider against Lincolnshire.

 

The Channel Islands pipped Avon 5-4 to record their first win on Wednesday. Avon seek their first win when they play Bedfordshire in their final group game today. Channel Island play Shropshire.

 

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