Squashed & Robbed
Wed 31-Mar-2010 
 

The 2010 tournament took place without the current champion & 7 times consecutive winner Steve Emmins who is out with tennis elbow. Nevertheless a tight fought & energetic tourney went ahead with newcomer Doug Teesdale coming top of the round robin winning 4 & losing just the 1 to Peter Hollman. The latter benefiting from that win to squeeze into the top 4 & a rematch which was again won by the 5 times runner up 2-1

Meanwhile, a frenetic match in the other semi saw Rob Bastin emerge as 2-0 winner & faced Pete in the final.

The final was tighter than the round robin game & the title was within site when Pete was 1-0 up in games & 7-4 in the 2nd set. However, Robís resolve & determination saw him come back to win the 2nd set. Pete was now visibly tiring, struggling to keep the resurgent Rob at bay but with the gaps between points getting longer along with the formerís recovery breaks, time ebbed away & when the dreaded knock came at 8pm Rob was 7-2 up & looking like the only winner.

Unluckily for him, the player will now come back in the Autumn for a one-off sudden death set. At least 1 of the the finalists will hope that period is a long enough recovery period.

Group Games

Name P W L F-A Points

Doug 5 4 1 41-24 4

Matt C 5 4 1 41-21 4

Rob 5 3 2 40-26 3

Pete 5 3 2 31-24 3

Darren 5 1 4 17-37 1

James 5 0 5 6-45 0

Semis:- Rob beat Matt C 9-5, 9-1. & Pete beat Doug 6-9 9-1 9-3.

Final abandoned with Rob leading 6-9 9-7 7-2. Rescheduled for Autumn Date TBA