Sunday, December 13, 2015

Day 2:

Our day started off with Kellan and Nathan playing in the 1st round of the Silver draw.  

Kellan O'Neill lost to Dylan Alexander Tymkiw 3-1
Nathan Vonhagen lost to Williem Khun 3-0
Christian Yuen beat Apa Fatialofa (NZL) 3-2

What an epic first round match!  Just goes to show that you need to prepare for every match. Apa took a 2 game lead over Christan, and they weren't easy games for the boys or for the coaches.  After the 1st 2 games Christian did settle down and started to move the ball around the court more effectively, giving Apa less opportunities. All the difference in the match. Apa was never able to achieve March ball in the third game. The 4th was a quick one for Christian and won 12-10 in the 5th. He moves on to play later today. 

Finished up:

4:00 Gavin Maxwell Lost to Mohanad Hekal (CAN) 3-1
4:45 Mathew Henderson Beat Juan Segundo Barreyro (ARG) 3-1
5:25 Christian Yuen Lost to Eslam Elhendawi (EGY) 3-1
6:05 Grace Thomas Lost to Lakeesha Rarere (AUS) 3-0

We had a rough afternoon from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with 3 of 4 players losing their matches.  It was not that we lost but were beaten by our opponents.  At an international competition it is going to be tough right form the start.  Grace and Christian have lost out of the QF this afternoon.  Matthew Henderson continues this evening to play the last of the BU 19 QF matches.  Currently it is 10:30pm and we have not started Matt's match yet.

Still to play:
10:15pm Matthew Henderson beat Allen Nuñez (MEX) 3-1 and moves to the SF tomorrow

Tomorrows schedule we have

10:15am Gavin Maxwell 
1:45pm Kellan O'Neill 
5:00pm Grace Thomas and Christian Yuen
6:55pm Matthew Henderson vs Alex Eustace (AUS) SF

Cheers and Good night

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