Match Reports

Caroline Lee started the evening with a convincing victory over Lanchester's Lyndsey Beacham. She continued to play consistently well with her powerful direct strokes, even though that was her only win. Paul Lupton came close in two of his matches using his good service and slice shots to earn two games each against Lyndsey and Adam Butler, but unfortunately couldn't find the focus to finish with the points. The best match of the night was fought between Jamie Lupton and Adam in which one of the games went 19-17 in favour of Jamie. Adam used his aggressive yet calculated style to dictate the play, but that was matched by Jamie's blocking retrieval play to tie the match at 2-2. The deciding game was won by Jamie, who came back from a 4-9 deficit to end 13-11 to secure the points. The player of the match was John Cook, who used his experience and forehand smashes to earn three points for Lanchester. In the doubles, Jamie and Keith Mckenzie lost out to John and Adam 0-3, however they did show improvement throughout and were unlucky to not at least take the third game which ended 9-11. Overall, Lanchester defeat's Brandon 7-3 in a close contest that could have swung either way.

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