Fédération de Squash Luxembourgeoise

Luxembourg @ ETC 2010 – Day 3

Day 3 was a crucial day for the Luxembourg Men’s Team (the women had a bye): indeed a win against Gibraltar was very important, to avoid the 25. to 27. playoff!
The boys played steady squash, and managed to win 4-0 against Gibraltar.
Here are the results, for a detailed report, click the "Read more" button below!

Luxembourg – Gibraltar 4-0

Nathan Sneyd – Anthony Brindle 3:0  (11-3 11-4 11-7) (33min)
Sanjay Raval – Christian Navas 3:0 (11-6 17-15 12-10) (41 min)
Niall Woodger – Stephen Shacaluga 3:2   (6-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-9, 11-0) {44m}
Daniel Hutchines – Mark Tewkesbury 3:2  (11-5, 11-3, 6-11, 8-11, 11-3) {41m}

Luxembourg Diairies

from: www.squashsite.co.uk

Day 3 at the ETC has arrived, the sun continues to shine, the swimming pool has become more popular than ever and the squash is approaching the business end of the week. Whilst for some the importance of getting a tan is high up on the agenda, for many teams the third day brings about some crunch games in deciding their final Pool placements (no pun intended).

For the team from Luxembourg, things were no different. Whilst the ladies team had the day off (and chose to spend part of it shopping), the men’s team knew they faced a crucial encounter against their counterparts from Gibraltar. Their line up consisted of Anthony Brindle, Christian Navas, Stephen Shacaluga and Mark Tewkesbury and, seeing as they had put in a better performance against the Slovakians, the Luxembourgers knew they could take nothing for granted.

At 1, Nathan Sneyd got the ball rolling with a cool 3-0 win whilst on the other court Danny Hutchines, after going 2-0 up, scraped through in 5. This put the team from Luxembourg on the verge of their first win but work was still needed to make it happen! Fortunately, Sanjay Raval put in an assured performance winning 3-0 thus clinching the tie for the minnows. Last on court, Niall managed to squeeze past his opponent 3-2, sealing an important 4-0 victory.

With spirits much improved, the men’s team decided to celebrate with a swift-ish 9 holes of golf on the adjacent course. Of course this also provided the perfect opportunity for Kitty to accrue yet more money for any balls failing to make it past the ladies tees! Indeed, thanks to 2 feeble drives each (photos supplied) from Stephane Ayache, Danny Hutchines and Nathan Sneyd, Kitty has earned herself a further €30! Hooray.

Tomorrow the team shall keep you up to date on all their antics alongside reports of the women’s crucial encounter against the Greeks and the men’s match against Poland. See you then …

Niall Woodger

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