Both teams fielded their best players when Whitchurch Squash Vets travelled to Fair Oak.

Whitchurch, keen to maintain their promotion push, got off to a great start with Erdogan Ince winning 3-0 without being tested.

Captain Rob King completely dominated his opponent to win 3-0 leaving Biffer Gibson with the responsibility of maximum points.

Using more brawn than brain he trailed 2-1 before some timely advice prompted him to fight back to win 3-2.

Whitchurch first team faced a competitive fixture at Southampton University, where super sub Alan Painter used his experience and match skills to overcome a younger, fitter opponent 3-0.

Nathan Routley started very slowly, losing the first game, but showed his mettle to narrowly win the second – and the next two convincingly for a 3-1 victory.

Alex Melkonian had no problems registering another win, making Whitchurch’s record played 20 won 20 in 2014.

Captain Dave Adamson’s efforts to maintain the amazing sequence started poorly with a first game loss and any hopes of a fight back petered out as he went down 3-0.

Brett Farmer started brightly, leading 2-0, but a concentration lapse cost him the next two games. He tried his hardest in the last but the momentum had swung and he lost narrowly 9-6.

It was still a win and both Whitchurch teams are second in their leagues.