Weds 2nd May
Melbourn lost 12-2
Melbourn Squash Club 1sts began their Herts Summer League Division 3 campaign with a 12-2 loss against Haileybury 2nds.
Top string Mark Oppen was the closest Melbourn player to claiming a victory as he built a two game lead, only to see it dissipate. Despite some extraordinary retrieving in the decider, it slipped away from Oppen 15-12.
Jan Brynjolffssen (2) and Matt Walker (3) each went down 0-3 as Brynjolffssen struggled with the movement of his opponent and Walker found the Haileybury player’s boast shots deceptive. Walker did get within a couple of points of taking his second game, but that was as near as either player managed to get to scoring a point for the team.
Skipper Brynjolffssen commented “Mark played very well, but his opponent raised his level when he needed to. Matt and I were outgunned, but at least we both managed to be competitive.”