Milton Keynes Topspin 8-2 Open University Primes

Monday, 15 January 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill beat Patrick Wong (3-2) 6-11, 11-4, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5 1-0
2 Mervyn Kelly lost to Xiangyu Gau (2-3) 11-7, 5-11, 11-4, 14-16, 9-11 1-1
3 Russell Penn beat Yi Cao (3-2) 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5 2-1
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill beat Patrick Wong and Xiangyu Gau (3-1) 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 3-1
5 Mervyn Kelly beat Patrick Wong (3-0) 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 4-1
6 David Wackrill beat Yi Cao (3-1) 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 15-13 5-1
7 Russell Penn lost to Xiangyu Gau (2-3) 6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11 5-2
8 Mervyn Kelly beat Yi Cao (3-1) 11-13, 11-6, 15-13, 11-4 6-2
9 Russell Penn beat Patrick Wong (3-1) 11-8, 10-12, 11-5, 12-10 7-2
10 David Wackrill beat Xiangyu Gau (3-0) 13-11, 11-9, 11-4 8-2
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 28 66.67 437 54.35
Open University Primes 14 33.33 367 45.65

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 3 12 9 75.00 227 125 55.07
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 12 8 66.67 241 132 54.77
Russell Penn 3 2 14 8 57.14 266 139 52.26

Open University Primes players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Patrick Wong 3 0 12 3 25.00 221 99 44.80
Xiangyu Gau 3 2 13 6 46.15 251 123 49.00
Yi Cao 3 0 13 4 30.77 262 116 44.27
Match date Monday, 15 January 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 42
Points played 804
Published 06/17/2018 22:20 by David Wackrill.
 
Topspin ended a run of 3 defeats tonight in a solid display that keeps us in the hunt for 2nd place with just 5 matches left. Rivals Phoenix and Pumas play each other this week and I hope they can oblige us with a draw this time round while St.Christopher Van Hire remain heavily dependent on globe trotting Biao Wang’s availability to stay at the top.
 
This match opened with the first 3 sets all going to 5 games as Topspin took a 2-1 lead, Xiangyu Gau saving 4 match points to overpower Mervyn Kelly with his heavy forehand shots for the visitor's victory, Xiangu went on to beat Russell Penn in another 5-gamer but came unstuck against me as I hit a purple patch when 9-4 down in the 2nd game to win the next 20 points and the set 3-straight. The doubles was a welcome win too as we had lost 6 in a row previously. Patrick Wong and Yi Cao completed the Primes line-up and both played well without success.