MENS 4s v Downs 2s

MENS 4s v Downs 2s
13th May 2018

Thanks to Jason, Joe, Doug and Bob who took on Downs men’s second team in their inauguration match.   The new Richmond squad was formed in April this year and organized several practice matches in the short time frame.  Clearly showing first time jitters, the team played respectfully well.  Ultimately, however, they lost 0-4.

R1 v D1: Bob and Joe bravely took on the first position playing Downs stronger team first.  Although there were many close games and lots of duces they were out played 3-6, 3-6.  R1 v D2:  The Downs second squad was very solid.  Bob and Joe started out strong winning the first two games of the first set.  Unfortunately their opponents rallied and won the set.  The second set was a bit more even; the final result was a loss 3-6, 4-6.

R2 v D2: Jason and Doug took on Downs second team and battled hard.  In the second set they were down 0-5, staged a bold comeback but ultimately lost 1-6, 4-6.  R2 v D1: Downs first squad showed lots of consistency and solid doubles strategy throughout the final two sets of the match.   While the match was hard fought, with many games going to duces, the more experienced team out played Richmond 1-6, 2-6.

Neither team lost momentum and despite not winning their sets, they battled hard to the end to earn the best score possible.  It was clear that the more experienced team had a significant advantage.

Thanks to all the Richmond members who stopped by to support R4’s first match!  The showing of support was very much appreciated by all the team members

Already looking forward to round 2!