Tough day for Luxembourg
Both Luxembourg teams lost their first match of the day against Malta.
The ladies lost 3-0, with only Sandra Denis winning a game off former world-top 30 player Diane Desira.
The men lost 4-1 against a strong Maltese team, who are now the big favorites for the gold medal. Marcel Kramer lost 1-3, Stéphane Ayache and Keith Darlington both lost 2-3, and Sanjay Raval lost 3-0 against the professional player Bradley Hindle. Daniel Kaiser player very solid squash, and secured the only win for Luxembourg against Joseph Desira.
The second game of the day was against Liechtenstein. The ladies unfortunately lost again, with only Sandra Denis winning her match.
This means that the ladies have to win 3-0 tomorrow against Iceland to keep a very small chance of winning a bronze medal. At the same time Malta has to beat Liechtenstein 12-0!
The men had a good 3-2 victory over Liechtenstein and still are in race for a silver medal! In this match, our youngster Mark Radley had an excellent debut for the Luxembourg team by winning his match convincingly 3-0! It won’t be the last victory for Mark! Second on court was Marcel Kramer, who lost (again) his fourth set by the score of 10-12! Stéphane Ayache completely outplayed his opponent by winning 3-0. Daniel Kaiser did not have his best match, and unfortunately lost 0-3. This meant that Sanjay Raval had to win against Marcel Rothmund. This was not too difficult for Sanjay, as he managed to put out his best squash: he won 3-0.
If we manage to win our last match against Iceland tomorrow, we should get the silver medal!
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