Men's A MATCH REPORT
Won - 3-5
The weather forecast was for sun but it was still windy and cold but against OHRC you get to play indoors.
Injuries meant Milos was unavailable and Luca was still recovering from a Car Accident. We wish you all speedy recoveries.
So the squad was Mark B. and Philipp S. as No 1 pair with Peter WY. and Jie M. as No. 2 pair.
Mark and Philip were too strong for OHCR’s 2nd pair and cruised to an easy win of 6-3 6-3 although there were lots of power hitting from the OHRC’s 17 year olds but Mark and Philipp were just too strong and too consistent.
Over on the other Court against OHCR’s 1st pair Peter and Jie made a great start. Strong serves from Jie and some crisp volleys from Peter meant they raced to a 0-1.
Alas they couldn’t sustain and lost the next 6 games on the trot to go down 1-6. The second set was like the first with Jie and Peter only able to take 1 game and therefore lost 1-6 again. Oh well.
Hopes were hi for Peter and Jie in the reverse rubber and in the first set Jie was serving for the set 2-5. We had a chances but they broke serve to got to 3-5.
Oh no was this defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.
Youthfulness played its part and with pressure plays from Jie and Peter the 17 year olds cracked and Peter & Jie won 3-6!. The second set was looking even but at 4-4 the opposition got their eye and and won 4-6.
But over on Court 1 Mark and Philipp were playing really well. The first set was close. so close that a tie breaker ensued but Mark and Philipp came out victorious to take the set 6-7. In the second set our 1st pair cruised to to a 0-4 lead before the opposition made a come back. It was 3-5 to us and then Mark and Philipp closed out the second set 3-6.
So that means NGLTC look Men’s A Team won 5 sets to 3, our first victory for the season!