Port Augusta table tennis results

TABLE TENNIS: Eagles and Bulldogs both pulled off unlikely wins against more-fancied opponents, defeating Crows and Hawks respectively.
TABLE TENNIS: Eagles and Bulldogs both pulled off unlikely wins against more-fancied opponents, defeating Crows and Hawks respectively.

With two minor round games in the 2018 table tennis season, Eagles proved that Crows will not have it all their own way with a convincing win.

Eagles captain Jannie Basson had one win, while David Christie, Kathy Scholz and Tyson Darley had two wins each, and Whalley Yates had one.

Eagles won the game 10 rubbers, 30 sets to the Crows’ 6 rubbers, 25 sets.

Crows had Mark Shirley winning three games, Wes Yates two and other contributors, including Otto Basson, Wade Fielding and Vaughan Yates, with one each.

Crows will have to regroup before the finals and Captain Wes Yates is confident this can happen.

Best games in this match included Wes Yates defeating David Christie 11-8 in the fifth set.

In the doubles, Eagles pair Tyson Darley and Whalley Yates had a marathon win against Vaughan Yates and Wade Fielding, winning 11-7 in the decider.

In the other game, Bulldogs had a huge upset over third-placed Hawks, winning 15 rubbers, 48 sets to 3 rubbers, 15 sets.

Bulldogs proved they may be a force in the finals, and although Hawks were without 2017 Club Champion John Marsh, they were never in the hunt.

Best players for the Bulldogs were Tim Clarke and Murray Scholz with three wins, and Karl Chamberlain, Ron Halleday and Rick Squires with two each.

For the losers, only Andy Couzner and Brice Molineux contributed with one win each.

The best match of the night must go down to Karl Chamberlain and Paul from Wilmington, who had a five-setter. Karl won 13-11 in the last,

Rob Halleday wore down Andy Couzner to win 11-7 in the fifth set. Andy was able to exact revenge on Karl Chamberlain, winning 11-6 in the fifth set later in the night.

Best players award for the night must go to Murray Scholz with three wins and improving junior Whalley Yates, who was involved in a singles and doubles win that helped get the Eagles over the line.