Division One of the Hastings & District Junior Table Tennis League is developing into a two-horse race between Bangers and Smash and Unbelievable Tekkers.
In the clash between the two unbeaten teams, the Tekkers edged home 3-2, despite another maximum for Zachary Allen for the losers, with Jack Bounsall and Joe Ackerly winning one each before taking the crucial doubles.
Unbelievable Tekkers also had to overcome a maximum from Lucky Edges’ Jonah Davies to win 3-2 but this time their doubles win required a deciding game.
This pattern was repeated as the Tekkers overcame Balls of Fury 3-2 with BOF’s Tristan Hyland winning both games.
Bounsall and Ackerly were both unbeaten in more convincing 5-0 defeats of TT Demons and Fiery Balls although Ackerley was taken the distance by both Reece Lincoln and Charlie Morgan of TT Demons.
Bangers and Smash bounced back from their setback with two good wins, beating Lucky Edges 4-1 with two wins for Zachary Allen and one for Charlie Kenward.
Jonah Davies beat Kenward but his loss to Allen was his first defeat of the season.
Allen is still 100% and he won another two when the Bangers beat TT Lads 5-0, as did Kenward.
Third placed Balls of Fury beat TT Lads 3-2 with Hyland unbeaten. Louis Aubinet and Noah Willett of TT Lads won one each and were close to their first win of the season before going down in three games in the doubles.
Unbeaten Tabletoppers (Holli and Georgia Ferguson) still lead Division Two and they beat Supersidespinners 5-0, with every set being straight games, and Backspinners 5-0.
Second placed Double Trouble prefer to live dangerously as they scraped past Backspinners 3-2 with a three-game doubles win after Kai Potter’s maximum kept them in the game.
Double Trouble repeated the scoreline to beat The Smashers, with Kai Potter again winning two and a doubles margin of 11-9, 11-9. Sacha Ward and Simona Dyulgerova won one apiece for The Smashers.
Charlie Clark and Arun Selby won one each, plus the doubles as Balls of Steel beat Supersidespinners 3-2, despite Charlie Keen’s maximum for the losers.