TABLE TENNIS: Rivals get Done and Dusted
THERE were several surprises throughout the four divisions of competition highlighted the first round of the pre-winter table tennis season.
In the premier division, Sam Freeman followed up his premiership-winning form from last season when he defeated Blake Webster in five games in the first singles of the match between Done & Dusted and Dan & Sam.
Daniel Rose, back after a couple of years in Brisbane, extended Done & Dusted's lead with a win over Jakob Baker before Dan & Sam came back to force a deciding doubles. In the end Rose and Freeman won a tight doubles contest in four games.
Peter Spratley began his season strongly for Killers with two singles wins against M & M. He defeated Leah Scott in the first in five games before beating Glenn Mann, who was making his debut in the Bundaberg competition. Steve Grieving sealed the tie for Killers with a singles win as they won 3-2.
No Names began the season well, downing A & B 4-1. Briahna Connolly won both of her singles in five games. Dallas McDermid also won twice.
Slaptastic got off to a flyer, winning the first three singles to beat BnB 3-2. Travis McDermid overcame nervous moments against Michele Brockhurst in the opening singles to win in five games before beating Trevor Barrett in straight games. A win by Deleece McDonald over Barrett won the match.
In division two, Heat Wave won 4-1 against C'mon with Hannah Sunley the only player in any division on the night to be undefeated in three matches.
In the other match Mad Keen were in the lead when it counted against In Trouble as they won the fifth game of the deciding doubles to win 3-2 overall. Rob Atherton won his two singles in straight games for In Trouble but it wasn't enough to take the win.