Uphill juniors enjoy more success with victory over Chew Valley
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Uphill Badminton Club’s Under-15 team enjoyed a close encounter with Chew Valley.
UPHILL Badminton Club’s B team played at home to Pill B and won by six rubbers to three.
The match began with two hard-fought rubbers in the mixed doubles where honours were even. Becky Faswaller and Robin Curry of Uphill lost in three games to Pill’s Alison Tucker and Steve Simpson. Likewise, Uphill’s Emily Page-Symmonds and Rob Morray narrowly won in three against Jackie Addison and Adam Bagliss.
The third mixed was won in two games with Uphill’s Steph Hancock and Billy Fear beating Helen Skipp and Mark Lord.
Uphill went on to win two of the ladies’ mixed doubles and two of the men’s doubles to win the match. Uphill’s Billy Fear was playing in a higher division than normal, but managed to win all his rubbers. This maintains the challenge for the Division 2 title, with two difficult fixtures remaining this season.
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Pill B team reversed the result by winning against Uphill E team 9-0. Pill proved too strong and the greater experience of the team enabled a straight forward victory. Having said that, there were a couple of memorable and noteworthy moments in the match. In the men’s doubles, Andy Webber and Mark Brooks of Pill played in a rubber against Uphill’s Sam Hedges and Ryan Collins in which the second game reached 20-20 and ended up on a remarkable score of 28-30 to Pill.
The mixed doubles saw Uphill’s Georgia Wood and Tom Miller go close, losing to Pill’s Judith Ogden and Lee Horsetear in three. All the remainder of the rubbers were won by Pill in two games.
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Uphill D team played at home to visitors Chew Valley A team. Two of the three mixed doubles rubbers went to three games. Uphill’s Dannie Stone and Luke Morgan beat Chew’s Penny Scott and Oscar Hayward in a competitive rubber.
In an equally hard-fought rubber, Chew’s Nerok Long and Alex Dudley beat Lauren Rickwood and Paul Wright. Chew ladies went on to win all the three ladies’ doubles rubbers in two games.
Uphill’s men played well with Rohan Weekes and Luke Morgan winning in two games, before Morgan and Paul Wright also won in two games. Chew Valley won the match by six rubbers to three, but the team can take much credit from this return fixture in which they lost 9-0 earlier in the season.
An Under-15 friendly encounter between Uphill and Chew Valley consisted of a six-a-side match, with six singles and nine doubles rubbers to be played.
The match got off to an even start with Uphill taking the first two singles with Sam Hedges and Tom Miller both successful. Chew Valley hit back taking three of the next four singles to leave the match poised at six games each after the singles.
The doubles was an equally even battle with the closest contest being Anna and Ben of Uphill winning 15-14, before losing the second game 10-15. After 13 rubbers, the match was set at 14-12 with the last two doubles remaining.
Uphill managed to take both of these to leave an enjoyable contest with Uphill winning 18-12.
Uphill team: Sam Hedges, Tom Miller, Rhys Davies Archit Singhal, Anna Collins and Ben Moore.