Luxembourg finished their first day at the European team championships with an important win against Croatia. Number 1 and 2 strings were first on court – Sanjay Raval and Niall Woodger. Niall played steady squash giving his opponent little room for manoeuver and wrapped up the game in straight sets 3-0. Sanjay was trying his best to follow up on Niall’s win, but couldn’t find the shots to work his opponent enough and in the end lost 3-0. Danny Hutchines and Daniel Kaiser were both on court next. Danny playing solid squash with few errors and won quickly 3-0. Daniel had a more testing game at number 3. He took a quick 2-0 lead playing solid squash but then the Croatian fought back and a very long third game finished 17-15 to the croat. Fortunately, Daniel came back strong in the fourth and wrapped up the last game to seal a hard-fought 3-1 win for the minnows from Luxembourg.
Croatia – Luxembourg 1-3
1. Manuel FISTONIC – Sanjay RAVAL 11-3 11-5 11-8 (0:22)
2. Vedran SVONJA – Niall WOODGER 4-11 6-11 3-11 (0:19)
3. Robert PETROVIC – Daniel KAISER 8-11 6-11 17-15 8-11 (0:43)
4. SroAn MAKSIMOVIC – Daniel HUTCHINES 5-11 1-11 7-11 (0:28)