Mixed Fortunes in Edinburgh League Matches

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There were mixed fortunes in this weeks Edinburgh League matches.

First Up WL VI were away to Murrayfield X1

WL VI won the match 7-3. Unusually, the match was played on 3 tables with Mei winning her first match 3-0 and Martin losing his first match to the same score of 0-3.

Both Bob and Martin beat Rupert Pitt, but it was game 4 which was the crucial match; Mei was 2 games down against Anand who had beaten Martin easily. Under immense pressure and playing one of the best matches Mei came through to win 3-2.

Mei and Martin then combined well for a good win in the doubles.

5-2 up with 3 to play WLVI came through to win 7-3 in the end with Bob just losing out a 5 setter to Anand.

It’s been a good start to the season for WLVI and they sit top of the league, but Division 4 looks stronger than last year and they’ll need to be on their toes to remain at the top of what looks to be a good league, but hopefully Mei continues this run of form.

Sadly, things didn’t go so well for our other team in action..

West Lothian III North Merchiston V

It turned out to be another disappointing night for WL III in their first home fixture of the season.

Dave and Keith were comfortably beaten by in the early matches by Anders and David respectively, while Andrew put up some resistance against the impressive Matthew going down after a tight 4th set to leave the match score at 0-3.

In the next 3 matches Keith got the better of Anders in 5 sets, Dave started to improve and lost narrowly to Matthew while Andrew defeated David in 4 sets with some strong attacking play. Match score 2-4.

At this stage the doubles was going to prove vital and the untried pairing of Keith and Andrew let slip a good lead in the 3rd game eventually losing in 4 sets to David and Matthew.

The win for North Merchiston was then secured by Matthew with a fairly routine victory over Keith. To the credit of Dave and Andrew they both played well to win their closing games 3-0 making the final score look a bit more respectable at 4-6.

Next match is the long trip to Penicuik where Mark will have the opportunity to impress in his first outing of the season.

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