Good old day at the games for Saints 2nds stealing a hearty 12-0 win from Edinburgh’s 5s today. The rounds kicked off with some rapid singles. First to finish, in what could be record time, was our in-house New Zealander heralding from the southern hemisphere, Emily. A good effort was put out there with a convincing two set win, and with no mercy or her opponent, Emily took the game with 6 times as many points overall.
If I am not mistaken, this was a debut appearance for Victor and a debut win in his singles. He showed good rhythm, looking very comfortable and we’ll even forgive him for the occasional unforced error. The keen attitude in training is looking good and Victor is showing potential.
Stuthi was also looking good on court today, also taking a comfortable win to keep both ladies singles with less than 10 points to the other side, the guys singles need to catch up to meet those steep standards. Although with wins all round for the singles not too many complaints, even I managed to finish mine off alright.
Doubles presented one of the closer games of the day, Sam and Jonathan’s doubles. Nevertheless, the dynamic duo came off on top after the second set ended 26-24, certainly keeping things interesting there! Good win. Cat and Stuthi, by contrast, only gave their opponents an eye in on 1/3 of the points putting in a decent shift together. Cat went on to win her mixed with Sam too, both playing well today in the doubles, some good pairings to work on in training. Siobhan, despite the weightlifting, kept the shuttle well in the court with some good tactical as well as power play, to win both her doubles in good style.
Jonathan chilled as ever was also unfazed by the competition winning his doubles and so, in all, the saints seconds held a clean sheet in sets through all 12 games today. Better keep up the training to find some harder competition! Good job on all those playing and thanks to the small group of Saints players who stayed to watch, support and most likely procrastinate from some deadlines.
ALSO a big shout out for Henry for this fab match report – proving that science students can write as well as the rest of them!!