Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Grange 4 v HWU3 - 27.10.15

Grange 4 vs. Heriot Watt University 3
Played at: Grange Sports Club
When: 27th Oct 2015 at 7:00pm
Tonight we entertained HWU3 at the Grange, looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to HWU4 away.  
First up was Jamie Helme and John Kunze playing Catherine Walsh and Clive Shannon at 5 & 4 respectively. Jamie got things off to a great start with a well controlled 3-0 win – 15-13, 15-6, 15-7 and John recovered from the loss of the first set to win 3-1 – 9-15, 15-12, 15-10, 15-6 to put Grange 2 nil up after the first round of games.
Next up was Christy Looby at number 3 and Dougie Brown at number 1, which was a surprise to Dougie, but due to a couple of rearrangements found himself playing at the top of the order. Christy was playing James Wittrick and James started strongly before Christy managed to claw things back in the first game to take it 17-15, James regained his composure and gradually took control of the match and won the next 3 games to win the match 3-1 – 15-17, 15-9, 15-11, 15-8. On the other court Dougie was playing Rory Macdougal. Rory won the match 3-0 - 15-6, 15-13, 16-14 to level the tie 2-2 going into the decider.  
Richard Nisbet played James Robertson in the battle of the 2’s, with Richard apologising for his late arrival, which was due to a crisis at work. This was a good tussle between two players equally matched and the game ebbed and flowed into the fifth and deciding set. Richard edged in front, but couldn’t quite shake off James who came through to take the match 3-2 – 16-18, 15-13, 6-15, 15-10, 19-17 and secure the win for HWU 3 on the evening 3-2.