Win double for Whitchurch Squash

First published in Sport

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.

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