Luxembourg lost against Malta
Luxembourg were beaten convincingly by a strong Maltese team. The maltese team having two professionals in top 2 positions, that was always making it difficult for us. Our only hope was strong performances of our bottom 3 players. As it happened, the experience of the Maltese number 4 and 5 proved too strong for both Keith Darlington and Marcel Kramer as they both lost in straight games. Stéphane Ayache went up 2-0, and even had a match ball on 10-8, but still had to go to 5 sets to win! Daniel Kaiser and Daniel Hutchines learnt from the experience of playing an opponent out of their league.
Hopefully we use this experience of yesterday’s match to our favor for this evening, where we have to beat Liechtenstein to ensure the 2nd place.
In the other encounter, Monaco won 4-1 against Liechtenstein.
Here are the detailed results:
Daniel Hutchines – Brad Hindle 0-3
Daniel Kaiser – Mike Fiteni 0-3
Stéphane Ayache – Mark Lupi 3-2
Marcel Kramer – Steve Schranz 0-3
Keith Darlington – Bernard Bujega 0-3