EDitorial ± 4-Apr-2013

TT1213, Week 14

First in a series of four catch-up games that will decide if Defiants remain in the heady heights of division 2 or sink to the depths of division 3. And tonight's encounter happens to be against the team who we *could* just about leapfrog to ensure our safety, theoretically.

Bring on the Buzzards, one of the few teams we've beaten this year, helped enormously last time by them having only the two players turn up. Gonna be different this evening with the gleesome threesome of two Brians, younger and older, plus laughing boy Peter, taking every net and edge in his stride. Not. In brief:

  • 2/3 for Kennedy, not at the races and coming unstuck against young Brian
  • 2/3 for Steve, yay!, also falling to young Brian but digging in to overcome older Brian in five ends and gaining his revenge against happy Peter
  • 3/3 for Ed, winning all games 3-0 inc. a satisfying win (though absolutely terrible to watch game) against smiling Peter

Steve generously ducked out of the doubles, though Ed and Kennedy haven't exactly been piling on the points. Reaching a new level of frustration, E&K were 10-8 up in the 4th with two matchpoints and still lost. V. poor. Got a nasty feeling that that one extra point that Buzzards got and we didn't will return to haunt us.