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Finals Day, Part 3

Posted on April 10, 2020 | in Match Report, Membership, NewsTicker | by

In the Graduate Cup final between Cameron Roker and Alex Wright, Alex had a massive handicap disadvantage (banned chases less than 3&4, one serve, no tambour, etc, etc) but started calmly against a slightly nervy Cameron. But she hung in there and got her game and strategy on track. Cameron clawed back and inched ahead with some masterful judgement of when to leave at the service end. But with victory looking likely, it was Alex’s turn to claw his way back. At times this was agonisingly slow as Alex had to win 5 or 6 points to win a game but back he came to 7-all. The last game lasted even longer as chases were traded and the score inevitably got to 40-all…
Thanks to both players for a fantastic match and Peter who (correctly, IMO) called the last point when the ball landed 6″ from a critical chase line.

Graduate Cup: Cameron Roker vs Alex Wright

Another classic was the second set of the Lawrence Cup. Sophia was one set up but 5-3 down to a resurgent India. She saved a couple of set points as the scored got to 5-all to set up an epic game in which India saved half a dozen match points while Sophia saved another 3 or 4 set points!

Lawrence Cup: Sophia Lewis vs India Blaksley

Lawrence Cup pt 2

The other matches were keenly contested and a lot closer than some of the scorelines suggested. Some montages…

CURTC Ladies Championship, 2020: Sophia Lewis vs Venetia D’Arcy

40 Category: Andrew Barker vs Ben Geytenbeek

60 Category: Iain Brown vs Dave Isherwood

30 Category: Stephen Doel vs Andy Smith

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