Leeds Beckett Mens November 2018 - Fixture
Army Mens vs Leeds Beckett University Mens
03 November Friendly Fixture
The Army Mens team ventured northwards to Yorkshire on Sat 3 Nov 18 for a fixture against Leeds Beckett University. The team were in good spirits despite a very early start and a couple of last minute withdrawals owing to operational commitments. Following a slight adjustment to the format, the matches started promptly with the Army team maintaining their momentum from their victory over Cambridge University the previous weekend.
2Lt Reece Munnery was keen to impress the Army skipper with his first appearance of the season; even utilising some of his recently learnt gunnery skills as part of his armoured Troop Leaders Course. He dismissed his opponent in just over an hour, demonstrating an array of precision fired serves causing irreparable damage. Capt Ben Rogers continued his run of good form in Army colours dismissing a giant of a student in a fiercely contested battle. It took just under three hours for the Army Number 1 to emerge victorious against a particularly difficult opponent. The final singles match of the day saw Capt Tristan Williams compete for a clean sweep against a notoriously consistent opponent. Lacking match tightness, Williams struggled to execute on the big points whereas his opponent took advantage. His competitiveness and ball striking was particularly encouraging though despite only returning to tennis very recently due to multiple injuries.
With the match poised at 2-1, Williams and Munnery stepped up to play the deciding doubles rubber; worth two points. A routine performance of confident net play and simple tactics resulted in a straight forward victory for the Army. Many congratulations to all players that were selected for this fixture and a special thanks to Steve McLoughlin and his team at Leeds Beckett University for being so welcoming. The next Mens match will be held against Bath University on 12 Dec 18.
Representing the Army in this Mens Fixture were the following players:
- Capt Ben Rogers RA
- Capt Tristan Williams RWELSH
- 2Lt Reece Munnery RTR
Army 1 vs LBU 1 (ARMY) 7-6(4) & 3-6 & 10-7
Army 2 vs LBU 2 (ARMY) 6-3 & 6-1
Army 3 vs LBU 3 (LBU) 4-6 & 6-7(7)
Army 1 vs LBU 1 (ARMY) 6-2 & 6-2
Army - 4
Leeds Beckett - 1
See photo and video below