Round SEVEN: Coolhurst end RAC Run

Friday: Coolhurst end RAC run as
Bexley comeback denies Chichester

The unbeaten run of PSL newcomers Tradition @ RAC came to an end as they lost out away to a strong Coolhurst side. Donna Urquhart and Joe Green put the home side ahead, and a comeback from 2-0 down from Adrian Waller clinched the win for Coolhurst. Dary Selby pulled one back for RAC but Greg Lobban rounded off the 4-1 win that puts Coolhurst firmly in the playoff hunt.

Bexley were looking for a third win in a row to bolster their playoff hopes, but visitors Chichester threatened to deny them as they went 2-0 up courtesy of Tom Walsh and Miles Jenkins. The home side fought back though, wins from Kace Bartley, Rui Soares and, in the deciding top string match Bernat Jaume, giving Bexley the bonus points.

RAC stay top of the Division, but Coolhurst, Bexley and St George’s are all in the mix for playoff places.

Fri 2nd Feb, Division B

Bexley 3- 2 Chichester (15-9)

Bernat Jaume 3-1 Tim Vail                13-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-4
Rui Soares 3-1 Kyle Finch                 11-8, 8-11, 12-10, 12-10
Brad Masters 1-3 Miles Jenkins            11-6, 4-11, 3-11, 7-11
Peter Marshall 0-3 Tom Walsh                       7-11, 6-11, 6-11
Kace Bartley 3-1 Amy Jones                 11-7, 12-14, 11-9, 11-1

Coolhurst 4-1 Tradition @RAC (19-8)

Cameron Pilley 2-3 Daryl Selby               10-12, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8, 8-11
Greg Lobban 3-1 Ben Coleman                           12-10, 11-8, 2-11, 11-6
Adrian Waller 3-2 Piedro Schweertman 6-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
Joe Green 3-1 Peter Barker                                   11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4
Donna Urquhart 3-1 Nele Gilis                              9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6

Tuesday: Nottingham march on as
WarKen leapfrog the Lions

The two Division A matches took place on Tuesday, and wins for Nottingham and Warwick/Kenilworth saw them take the top two spots in the Division.

Nottingham extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches with a comprehensive away win at bottom of the table Bristol, the home side’s only points coming as Brian Byrne and Josh Masters stretched Nottingham’s top two of Adam Murrills and Declan James to five games.

Warwick/Kenilworth hosted Birmingham Lions in a match that went to a deciding tie thanks to an impressive comeback win from Birmingham’s Jaymie Haycocks over Nafiizwan Adnan. The home side had a ‘secret weapon’ though, with world #3 Ali Farag making his debut and the Egyptian duly clinched the match with a three-nil win.

Nottingham lead the table by a massive 34 points, but the win for WarKen takes them above Birmingham into second, with all the teams still in playoff contention.

On Friday the Division B teams are in action, Bexley looking to jump back up the table as they host struggling Chichester, while Coolhurst are putting out a very strong team at home to unbeaten RAC.

Tue 30th Jan, Division A

University of Warwick/Kenilworth Squash  3-2 University of Birmingham Lions  (16-6)

Ali Farag 3-0 Jan vd Hereweggen                                11-9, 11-5, 11-7
Nafiizwan Adnan 2-3 Jaymie Haycocks   11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11
Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-0 Chris Ryder                        11-6, 11-3, 12-10
Nick Wall 3-0 Elliot Morris                                               11-9, 11-9, 11-1
Lucy Green 0-3 Emilia Korhornen                          17-19, 4-11, 5-11

UWE/Elite Squash Bristol  0-5 University of Nottingham (4-20)

Josh Masters 2-3 Declan James             11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 4-11, 7-11
Brian Byrne 2-3 Adam Murrills           10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 4-11
James Peach 0-3 Adam Auckland                            7-11, 6-11, 3-11
Theis Houlberg 0-3 Lewis Walters                        2-11, 11-13, 11-13
Karina Tyma 0-3 Coline Aumard                               0-11, 4-11, 8-11