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Guildford Table Tennis League: Week 22

Published on: 22 Mar, 2020
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2020

By John Diggens and Adam Laws

It was the Percy Lawes Cup Final, the Premier KO Competition, during week 22 in the Guildford Table Tennis League with Godalming A taking on Merrow B.

Richard Seymour.

Although the village side lost 5-0 the match was well contested with Richard Seymour taking Godalming ace Andy Smith to a deuce game in the fifth and Graham Faulkner also taking Rob Pountney to five sets. Godalming now look set for the ‘double’!

Rob Poutney.

In the Guildford Junior League the top two, Merrow Demons and Farnborough Lions, faced each other in round 5.

Impressively, the Demons managed to win 5-0. Dan Godsill and Jack Liu were again unbeaten.

This time, as expected, they were pushed harder. Anton Kepa came closest for the Lions, just being edged out in the deciding end in both his singles matches. Kyle Kepa came closest against Dan.

The Demons’ biggest rivals now appear to be their club mates – Merrow Hawks. They defeated Ash & Alex 5-0 and now sit one point behind the leaders in second place.

Jai Dhillon and Max Swindells remained unbeaten against Ashley Minoo and Alex Evans.

Alex came closest to winning a match; he only just lost in the fifth end to Max, and then lost 3-1 to Jai after going 1-0 up.

The Ping Kings won their first match of the season against the Farnborough Flames, but they remain bottom.

Thomas Bailey stood out with two 3-1 wins over Oliver Sheen and Alborz Abutalebi. He then teamed up with Lucy Milner to win the deciding doubles match 11-6 in the fifth. Oliver and Alborz picked up one win each against Lucy.

Merrow Merlins made it a hat-trick of whitewashes for the Merrow teams. However, their match against the Plumbuses was a lot closer than the 5-0 score line suggested.

The first three matches all went to a decider. Thomas Dowson defeated Sasha Dow 11-3 in the deciding game and Tanish Chorey won in an even more closely contested match against Santi Canals-Marti 13-11 in the fifth!

It just wasn’t meant to be for Sasha, who then lost out 11-7 in the fifth against Thomas. After Tanish defeated Santi 3-1 in a match with a very strange looking score line (15-13, 11-13, 11-0, 13-11), he and Thomas teamed up to take the doubles 3-1.

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