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Club Championships Day 2 - Junior Singles - 30 April 2018

First title for Jaiden

The 2018 Club Championships continued with the Junior Singles on Monday.

Sixteen players were neatly arranged into four groups by organisers Ken Phillips and Jan Chapman. The top two seeds, Harry Coles and Jaiden Caldeira, had little trouble winning their respective groups but it was different in groups three and four. Third seed Sonny Dalston, Rudii Richards and Rachael were involved in a three-way time at the top of their group and, after a count-back, it was Rudii that qualified first for the knock-out stages with Sonny second. In group four, James Russell fought off challenges from Isam Sousseing and fourth seed William Saint to emerge top of the list.

It was then into the knock-out stage quarter-finals. There were two very competitive matches and two others that were won two-straight. In the tightest match, Rudii overcame William 15-13 in the deciding game while Harry was only a little more comfortable against Sonny. James and Jaiden beat Aanav Bhargava and Siyuan Li in the other matches.

James continued his fine run beating top seed Harry 11-9 in the third game of their semi-final while Jaiden comfortably disposed of Rudii. Jaiden then gratefully took his opportunity for a first Junior Singles title beating James 11-6, 11-7 in the final.

The Club Championships continues this week. Next up: Open Doubles on Thursday 3 May (7:45 pm), then Open Singles the Thursday after. There is no pre-booking involved, members are invited to simply turn up and register by the times noted.

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