Milton Keynes Topspin 3-7 Milton Keynes Powers

Monday, 30 September 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill lost to Sarah Hudson (0-3) 7-11, 7-11, 10-12 0-1
2 Russell Penn lost to Clare Styles (2-3) 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 12-14 0-2
3 Mervyn Kelly lost to Minesh Pitamber (0-3) 10-12, 14-16, 10-12 0-3
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill beat Sarah Hudson and Clare Styles (3-1) 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 1-3
5 Russell Penn lost to Sarah Hudson (0-3) 11-13, 7-11, 4-11 1-4
6 David Wackrill lost to Minesh Pitamber (2-3) 11-8, 3-11, 11-6, 12-14, 8-11 1-5
7 Mervyn Kelly beat Clare Styles (3-0) 11-8, 11-2, 12-10 2-5
8 Russell Penn lost to Minesh Pitamber (2-3) 12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11 2-6
9 Mervyn Kelly lost to Sarah Hudson (0-3) 6-11, 5-11, 2-11 2-7
10 David Wackrill beat Clare Styles (3-0) 13-11, 11-7, 11-6 3-7
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 15 40.54 347 48.80
Milton Keynes Powers 22 59.46 364 51.20

Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 1 11 5 45.45 212 104 49.06
Russell Penn 3 0 13 4 30.77 259 122 47.10
Mervyn Kelly 3 1 9 3 33.33 174 81 46.55

Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Sarah Hudson 3 3 9 9 100.00 161 102 63.35
Clare Styles 3 1 11 3 27.27 218 98 44.95
Minesh Pitamber 3 3 13 9 69.23 266 138 51.88
Match date Monday, 30 September 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 37
Points played 711
Published 10/22/2020 11:25 by David Wackrill.
MK Topspin 3  MK Powers 7
ANOTHER SARAH SUPER SHOW
 
Meryn Kelly made a welcome return to the Topspin fold after missing the first couple of matches of the season, but couldn’t bring us any nearer to our first win after we made a disaesterous start in dropping all of the opening singles sets.
 
The pick of these was by Clare Styles, who triumphed in her very first ever MK Premier set in a topsy turvy battle with Russell Penn.  Some superb attacking saw her dominate for two and a half games only to be caught at 9-9 in the 3rd and for Russell to then take control of the rallies up until he led 5-0 in the 5th.  Then it was all change again as Clare showed true grit and determination to claw her way back into the contest, eventually coming home 15-13 when Russell served off the end of the table.
 
We battled on, of course, and it wasn’t until 10.20 pm and after the hall had emptied from the other matches that Powers secured their 6th set and with it victory in the match.  This again involved Russell as he let slip a 2-1 game lead to miss out at 11-9 in the 5th to Minesh Pitamber.
Mervyn & I beat Clare comfortably and won the doubles against Sarah Hudson and Clare for Topspin’s only wins.  It might have been 4 when I held a couple of match points over Minesh but, as usual, he hit his way out of trouble. 
 
Sarah was sensational on the night, winning all her sets in her fast attacking style and with plenty to spare too.  The Luton Championship singles holder has certainly made a bright start to her season, carrying on where she left off at Greenleys Warriors a fortnight ago.