Two matches were played this evening.
David Cohen played Paul O’Flynn. It looks like David struggled in the first set against Paul’s approach of hitting the ball as hard as he can, and Paul took the first set 6-0. In the second either David got his eye in, or Paul made more errors, and David got a couple of games. Paul won 6-0 6-2.
Eugene Belin & Soo Teng Lee played Barbara Thomas & Peter Davies. In the first set Barbara and Peter broke Eugene and leapt into a 3-0 lead, but Eugene and Soo Teng got their eye in and pegged them back to 4 all, with a combination of Eugene’s winning ground strokes and some good serving by Soo Teng, including acing Peter. Barbara and Peter modified the tactics to avoid playing to Eugene’s strengths. As a result Barbara held serve and Eugene was broken in a marathon service game to give Barbara and Peter the first set 6-4. In the second set the same tactics continued to give results for Barbara and Peter who won it 6-1 for a 6-4 6-1 victory.