Echuca table tennis teams a re fightnig for places in the finals, with only round left to play.March 31, 2014 4:01am
With only one week left to play in the Echuca table tennis competition before finals, the fight for the last finals spot is heating up.
Fourth-placed Strawberry Jam moved a game clear of Lost In Transit and Rawhide after beating Dojers, 6-5.
Strawberry Jam’s Ashley Button had another good night, winning his three singles, and was able to help teammates Jake Lucas and Meg Berrymen win the doubles.
The side will need to beat top-placed Faith to secure a finals spot next week.
Lost In Transit moved above Rawhide on the ladder after winning 6-5 in a close game.
Both teams need to win next week and count on Strawberry Jam if they are a chance to make the finals.
Lost In Transit’s Max Crilly had a good night, winning his singles games, including a close five-set game against Jimmy Greenwood.
The battle of the Mackrell brothers saw Brandon defeat Josh.
The game was a close five sets with Brandon taking the early 2-0 lead, but Josh dug deep to take it to the fifth, before Brandon took it out, 12-10.
Faith had to work hard for a 6-5 win against SOB.
Neil Saunders was able to pick up three wins and, paired with Hayden Favaloro, won the crucial first doubles.
Favaloro had another good performance, winning two singles games.
Showing some good signs just before finals start, Grave Diggers is still pushing for top spot after a 7-4 win against Gen Supreme.
All players on Grave Diggers were able to pick up two singles wins, taking the pressure of having to win a doubles game.
Gen Supreme’s Geoff Nesbitt won all three singles, including a nail biter against Darcy Regan.
Nesbitt took the first two sets, but Regan was not giving up without a fight and was able to take the next two and pushed hard in the fifth, even having a match point.
But the more experienced Nesbitt won 12-10.
Third-placed Spin It Or Bench it had a good 7-4 win against Bare Foot Bashers.
Raymond Kissell won three singles matches, while teammate Keith Price picked up two.
Bare Foot Bashers’ Jason Seabrook tried hard with two wins.
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