Faith will battle the Grave Diggers in the Echuca table tennis grand final tonight.April 14, 2014 3:01am
It was an action-packed semi-finals round in the Echuca table tennis competition.
In the first game, the Grave Diggers took on fourth-placed Strawberry Jam and both teams went into the finals on the back of some great results.
Strawberry Jam’s Ashley Button won his three singles matches for the night and he teamed with Jake Lucas to take on Darcy Regan and Daniel Mackrell in a must-win doubles game.
The pair played good table tennis and registered the win in four tight sets, to take it to two all.
The Grave Diggers left its best to last, being down 4-3 with four games to go, the side needed big games.
And that is what the players produced, winning three of those games to secure the win, 6-5.
Regan and Mackrell won two singles and Regan joined Max Galvin to win the crucial second doubles.
The side will go into the final this week as clear favourites to win.
The second-placed Faith and third-placed Spin It Or Bench It was another great tussle.
Faith’s Jeff Bassett had the first win against Raymond Kissell, but teammate Hayden Favaloro was beaten by Keith Price.
Bassett was solid with three singles wins and a good doubles win.
Spin It put in a great performance, but the side just could not finish off.
Kissell and Price picked up two singles wins, but was not enough, going down 6-5.
Faith will go in as the underdog, but the players will want redemption for losing to the Grave Diggers during the season.
Finals will be at River City Christian College today from 7pm.
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