Prefects got St Andrews teams off to a good start this week in the Dundee and District Table Tennis League with a 9-1 win against Defenders in Division One. Michael Hahn and Clyde Johnson were undefeated in their singles games, for the loss of only one set in Michael’s game against Ken Head. Sascha Roschy had a surprise 3-0 loss to Arthur Pritchard, but accounted for Richard Tough 3-0 and Ken 3-2. Michael and Clyde came through 13-11 in the fourth set in the doubles against Ken and Richard, having won the first set 17-15.
Truants and New Kids clashed in an all-St-Andrews match on Tuesday which saw eight three-set games and two five-set games. Fortunately for Truants, they won both five-set games as Alain Leger beat Kong Wan and Graham Wood defeated Ian Smith. Sascha Roschy dominated the fixtures with three singles wins and a doubles win alongside Graham, but New Kids had some consolation as Howard Lee got two good wins against Alain and Graham, and Ian beat Alain, to give a final score of 7-3.
Swots had a tough fixture against Tigers, losing 8-2, however this could have been much closer as Swots lost three of the four five-set games of the night. Collin Bleak defeated Kenny McLaren 3-2, levelling the score after Scott Thomson had opened the night with a 3-0 win against Dave Beveridge. Emma Bissett came close to giving Swots the lead, having been 2-1 up against Logie Anderson and just falling short in the fifth set. Three further wins for Tigers put them 4-1 ahead as Scott beat Collin and Logie beat Dave, before Emma beat Kenny 3-0. After a doubles game dominated by Scott and Kenny, Swots will have been disappointed not to take either of the following two games as Collin lost 14-12 to Logie in the fifth set and Emma lost to Scott 12-10 in the fifth set. Kenny beat Dave 3-1 to complete the fixture.Prospects drew in their away fixture with Duffers, despite leading for much of the night. Sandy Pearson and Neil Lea had two five-set wins early on against Rich McLaren and Billy Liddle, respectively, both having trailed 2-1. Dave Goddard also defeated Billy 3-0 whilst Sandy beat both Billy and Andy Reid 3-0 to give him a hat-trick of singles win on the night. The doubles would prove crucial as Rich and Andy won 3-1 against Sandy and Dave to prevent a Prospects’ victory overall.