With Penicuik 2 not playing, the 3rd Team had a chance to play their match in hand in Division 2 as they faced their trickiest test of the season when they visited Edinburgh International 5. EI5 sat in 3rd place, just behind the Ladywood trio of James Wighton, Gary Mcdougal and Abby Wighton going into the match. After the first round of singles matches the visitors held a 2-1 lead (wins for Abby & Gary) but following losing two of the next 3 (James being the only winner) the match was evenly poised at 3-3 going into the final 4 games. When James and Abby defeated the home side’s previously unbeaten doubles pairing the match looked like swinging the way of the visitors but the home side fought back with George Oliver beating Abby to tie the match again at 4-4. Gary won match 9 leaving James to face wily old campaigner, Jack Ought in the last match of the night. It wasn't to be for James as he went down to a 3-1 defeat as the match was tied 5-5. A point, however, was good enough for Penicuik to see them go top of the Division for the first time this season, a point clear of Penicuik 2, with the big match only 3 days away!!!
In Division 3, Penicuik 4 were looking for a 4th consecutive win as they travelled to take on Edinburgh International 6. Remarkably, for the first time this season, Team 4 fielded the same three players as the previous week's fixture as Gregory Leplatre, Tony Brentnall and Gavin Hunter combined for a 6-4 win to keep their momentum going in the 4th Division. Tony was player of the night winning all three of his singles matches whilst Gregory and Gavin both won 1 and Gavin and Tony paired up for a crucial win in the doubles. The result sees the 4th Team continue their push up the table as they now sit equal 3rd in Division 3.
After a disappointing few weeks for the very inexperienced Penicuik 5 Team, they returned to winning ways with an impressive 7-3 victory over Edinburgh International 8. Gregory Leplatre who had played up for the 4th Team earlier in the week comfortably won his 3 singles matches but the player of the night was 11 year old Luke Hennessey who also won his three singles matches. Rachel Petrie added 1 win as the 5th Team won their first match since the first week of the season.