Loughborough Echo

Students B look like league champions after 6-0 win over club rivals


WITH question marks once again looming over the table tennis season, Students B already look worthy Loughborou­gh League champions. They extended their advantage at the top of Division One to a mind boggling 16 points with two more conclusive victories.

The most significan­t was a 6-0 thumping of their club mates and only realistic challenger­s Students A.

The first meeting of the top two sides ended in a 3-3 draw but there was no stopping Abhishek Sudhakar and Ridhi Rohit on this occasion.

They demolished Sandar Koch and Xingling Luo with Rohit’s tense 11-6 8-11 8-11 12-10 11-8 success over Koch being their toughest challenge.

The leaders then strengthen­ed their position still further by defeating Draycott Dinosaurs 5-1.

The same duo did the damage although Gnana Sai Ram Goli did prevent a whitewash with an impressive straight games success over Rohit before going down to Sudhakar 11-6 in the fifth.

The battle in the bottom half of the six-team division is much tighter with three teams separated by just a single point.

Swanningto­n eased their problems going into Christmas when Adam Pettitt won both his singles in a 4-2 win over Draycott Diamonds.

John Genovese beat Russell Pettitt in four games avenging an earlier defeat for Sasha Withers.

Anna Green was the best player on the night as Draycott Diamonds got the better of Charnwood Corn 4-2, winning both her singles and partnering Inara Ahmed to one doubles victory.

The almost total domination of the Students this season is highlighte­d by the other three divisions all being led into Christmas by Students C, E and G respective­ly.

Their other sides Students D and E are third and second in Division Two and Three.

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