Two wins and two defeats for Uphill

PUBLISHED: 12:37 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 13 December 2017

Uphill Badminton Club.

Uphill Badminton Club.

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Uphill Badminton Club enjoyed a mixed week, with two wins and two defeats.

Uphill Badminton Club A team hosted Frys A and went down to a 7-2 defeat.

A last-minute withdrawal saw Caroline Higgins come in for her A team debut. The team of Paul Edwards, Becky Halfpenny, Matt Cole, Christy Cole, Mark Edwards (captain) and Higgins all put up a good fight.

Uphill won the third mixed Caroline and Mark and the first men’s with Paul and Matt. These were the only two rubbers gained on the night.

The Division 5 top of the table clash saw Uphill C travel to take on Clevedon Feathers D. Both teams had yet to drop a rubber, so something had to give.

The first mixed was a thriller with Anna Bickell and Harry Gardner winning 21-15, 16-21, 24-22. The second mixed went Clevedon’s way before Beth Chadwick and Archit Singhal won what proved a crucial third 16-21, 21-19, 21-14.

The girls then smashed it. With a highest age of all three girls being 19 years, the Uphill trio played their best badminton yet to take all three rubbers. The stand-out rubber was Anna and Beth, who came from 19-15 down in the decider to win 22-20.

The boys all put up a good effort, but came up just short with Harry and Archit coming agonisingly close, losing 20-22, 21-19, 19-21.

This left Uphill as 5-4 victors on the night and clear top of the table. Congratulations to Anna and Beth, who won all three of their rubbers.

Chew Valley U14A 9-1 Uphill U14

The Under-14 team of Charlie Marsh, Shuoshuo Jin, Marcus Pan and Lewis Conroy all put up a good account against a strong Chew quartet.

Marcus started with a win again Susanna Ogden to get Uphill a singles point, but Chew held the edge in the other nine rubbers.

Thanks as always to our hosts Chew Valley and their coach Will Mellersh.

Uphill Under-18 travelled to Chew looking to build on their opening match 10-0 win v St Ursulas.

Dong Hao, Lewis Gilbert, Ben Moore and Zion Chen all played well and ran out 9-1 winners.

The singles were a tense affair, with Dong winning in three, Lewis losing two tight ones, before Ben and Zion both won in three. Uphill turned it on for the doubles, winning all six rubbers to pull off a solid 9-1 victory.

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