Melbourn 1 vs Portugal Place/CUSRC 1
Weds 30th October
Melbourn lost 15-8
Melbourn 1sts were unable to convert a promising start against Cambridge University 1sts, eventually losing the Cambridgeshire Squash League Division 1 match 15-8.
That came despite Melbourn winning the first two strings of the evening, Vinod Duraikan (2) producing a superb performance to grind out a 3-1 victory against David Roper and Kate Bradshaw (5) producing a clinic of front court play to complete a 3-0 success over Max Tan.
However the students turned things around as both Mark Oppen (3) and Aidan Hird (4) fell 3-1, Oppen starting well to take the opener from Jacob Coxon but fading after that and Hird producing some quality rallies but not being able to do so quite consistently enough as Chris Nickerson won the first, second and fourth. That meant Matt Sampson (1) was playing a decider, but he found himself overmatched against Andrew Muran and lost 3-0.