Press Report 29th Jan

ALBANY FLORISTS-SPONSORED SOUTH DEVON & TORBAY TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

Third Division leaders NA Hawks let a 4-0 lead slip to a 6-4 defeat against close rivals Denbury Tykes, but still hang onto the top spot. Ben Hoare and Matt Cooper had maximums  for 2nd placed Torbay Academy 4, as they defeated  Hasbeens 8-2  and now sit just 3 points behind the Hawks, with Denbury Tykes a further 7 points behind in 3rd. Basement side Dawlish Diamonds picked up valuable points as they defeated Brixham Diamonds 7-3.

Torre Tigers’ 9-1 win over Dawlish Drifters keeps them clear at the top of the fourth division; Rob Burridge, Jean Neafcy and Robert Excell won all their singles, but the Drifters scraped a point by winning the final doubles. In 2nd place, and with a game in hand, Torbay Academy 5 whitewashed Brixham Swifts. Luke Robins was in fine form for 3rd place NA Ospreys as they won 6-4 at Torres R Us. Torre Tigers’ Jean Neafcy turned out for clubmates, Torres R Us to dent the Ospreys challenge for the top.  In an all-Newton Abbot clash, the Owls defeated the Kites 6-4. Father and son combinations in both teams kept the honours even, as Rob and Rowan Bayliss with 2 singles wins each, won the match but Kevin and Richard Salt defeated the Bayliss’s in the doubles.