Big winning margins recorded in round two
ROUND two of the Wangaratta Table Tennis Association’s short spring competition was played on November 8 and some big winning margins were recorded.
In A grade, Nathan Vincent Fencing thrashed a lacklustre Somerset Comms, 8-3. Kim Brown finally returned to form to take three singles rubbers, as did Nathan Vincent, while Klaus Kazenwaddel chipped in with one. For the losers, Rob Voss and Laurie Burt could only manage one singles win apiece.
The other A grade match saw Constable Connor run out easy 7-4 victors over Brownles Builders. Doubles were shared and despite John Wright taking three singles rubbers, Corey Dagoli, Andrew Lindner and Greg Barrow steered Constable Connor home with two singles wins each.
In B grade, a shortened match saw West End Lotto cruise home 4-1 winners over Blue Raven. Gus McKenzie easily took both of his singles rubbers, Bore Chen added one singles win and a doubles win stole the cake. For Blue Raven, Doug Mannion was the sole singles winner.
Boralma Berkshires thumped Kate’s Cottage 8-3 in the other B grade match. Jeff Austin was the standout with three singles wins, and Luke Kelly and Declan Giddings added a valuable two singles wins each. For the losers, Duncan Bell and Dave Wohlers limped in with one singles rubber each.
In C grade, Constable Connor took their match against North East Chiropractic Centre 3-2, thanks to a narrow doubles victory. Nathan Bell and Austin Lindner shared the singles wins with one apiece, while Mick Fawkner fought hard for two singles rubbers but lacked support in the vital doubles match.
North East Agriculture and Industrial had a very close tussle with Wang Homemakers, going down 2-3 thanks once again to a narrow doubles loss.
Matt Curran and Mal Vickery each had a singles win but were outclassed by Jordan Roberts who took two singles rubbers for the winners.
The remaining C grade match resulted in an easy 4-1 win to Somerset Comms over Morris Bros, with Jane O’Byrne continuing her good form taking two singles rubbers and the improving Barb Binks adding another. Julie Lindner was the sole scorer for the losing side.