Cliffedale Chandlers 2Star Nov 13

23rd of November saw a slight depleted Bishop Auckland TTc squad make the trip down the the Cliffedale Chandlers 2 star in Grantham. Zak Hutchison drew a tough morning group, However Zak wasn’t in the mood to lay over and give up any matches. He started by giving the promising Yorkshire cadet Joe Saxton a scare over 4 games before losing, He brushed himself off to beat  a player from Cambs before losing his final match to a player from Middlesex. Jack Jacomb playing in his first junior age group found the going tough but put up a brave fight. Carl Draper started the day off slowly with 3-0 loss and found himself 2-0 down before getting his game going to pull it back to 2-2 before losing his focus and going down 3-2. Luca and Leo Pontone were the bishop representatives in the under 11’s Leo found the going a little tough but as normal tried his best. Luca was a little unlucky with a tough draw of the number 1 seed, going down 3-0 before losing two tight 5th sets. The afternoon saw some more tough draws for the Pontone brothers with Little Leo drawing the number 1 under 13 in the county in his group. And Luca Drawing Joe Saxton again some good performances but no wins. Jack Jacomb was the only player for bishop in the cadets where after a tough first match Jack got better and better and picked up his first win at 2 star level with a 3-0 win over a player from Grantham.  Last up was Zak and Carl in the Junior Boys, Carl found the going tough and was still off his game didn’t pick up any wins, Zak also a bit slow off the mark quickly found himself having lost two of his matches, like carl had in the morning in his last match he found himself 2-0 down and started playing his game, pulling the match back to 2-2 and level pegging with his opponent saw a tight existing finish, which unfortunately finished on a edge against Zak,  but they all count!   Not the best day at the office for The Bish but lessons learnt and still some good performances

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