Monday fixtures run hot
THE STANDARD appears to be improving in the Monday night fixture competition at the Leichhardt Park Table Tennis Complex on Campbell Street.
Chris Kitchin, Grant Pettett, Patricia Green, Zenon Harabasz and Kerrod Coughlan returned undefeated scorecards.
Coughlan posted a solid win over Jeffrey Jordan and backed it up with a narrow victory over Andy Smith. Fel- low youngster Joseph Yeomans outlasted Jordan over five competitive sets.
John Druery and Daniel Wilton engaged in a cracker of a showdown where Druery came back from two games in arrears and returned too many balls to put himself in the winning circle by a few points in the fifth-set decider.
The mystery team competition to wind down a competitive year in top grade continues to produce great exchanges.
Players who will be promoted this week due to undefeated efforts include Ying Qin, Damon Clarke, Joel Coughlan, Colin McKenna and Dane Coughlan.
Qin had a tough night out when he struggled against both Linda O'Sullivan and Christoph Leitner but he surprised with a straight sets win over the consistent Monica Deeth.
Deeth made amends to some extent when she struck back with an excellent win over Leitner 13-11 in the fifth set after Leitner lead two-nil.
In a match that eclipsed the Deeth-Leitner ordeal James O'Sullivan squeezed out Scott Headon 12-10, 11-13, 17-15, 3-11, 14-12.