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PITCHFORD`s amazing comeback


Liam PITCHFORD took his third national title in a row at Redbridge, after amazing comeback in the final against Paul DRINHKALL. Two leading English players, who met in the 2013/2014 final (PITCHFORD won 4:2), this time played seven sets, as defending cham

Liam PITCHFORD took his third national title in a row at Redbridge, after amazing comeback in the final against Paul DRINHKALL. Two leading English players, who met in the 2013/2014 final (PITCHFORD won 4:2), this time played seven sets, as defending champion succeeded to survive after 0-3 advantage of his rival – 4:3 (8:11, 6:11, 7:11, 11:9, 15:13, 11:6, 11:8). The champion saved one match ball in the fifth set.

In the Women`s Singles event, Kelly SIBLEY won her fifth title, defeating teenager Tin-Tin HO in six games. Last year SIBLEY lost the final from Joanna DRINKHALL. HO again reached U21 championships, playing three more senior finals (she won women`s doubles and mixed pairs).
PITCHFORD and DRINKHALL defended their men`s doubles crown, coming from 0:2 to 3:2 against REED and WALKER.

Men`s Singles
Semi-final: Paul DRINKHALL – David McBEATH 4:0 (11:3, 11:9, 11:5, 11:9), Liam PITCHFORD – Sam WALKER 4:2 (7:11, 11:3, 11:8, 10:12, 11:6, 11:5). Final: Liam PITCHFORD – Paul DRINKHALL 4:3 (8:11, 6:11, 7:11, 11:9, 15:13, 11:6, 11:8).
Men`s Doubles
Semi-final: Paul DRINKHALL/Liam PITCHFORD – M. WARE/T. MAYNARD 3:0 (11:8, 11:2, 11:4), D. REED/S. WALKER – G. EVANS/T. JARVIS 3:2 (9:11, 11:8, 11:4, 9:11, 11:9. Final: Paul DRINKHALL/Liam PITCHFORD – D. REED/S. WALKER 3:2 (6:11, 7:11, 11:9, 11:6, 11:5).
Women`s Singles
Semi-final: Kelly SIBLEY – Maria TSAPTSIONOS 4:0 (11:7, 11:2, 11:3, 11:6), Tin-Tin HO – Emma VICKERS 4:1 (11:8, 11:13, 11:9, 12:10, 11:8). Final: Kelly SIBLEY – Tin-Tin HO 4:2 (14:12, 11:4, 9:11, 9:11, 11:6, 11:9).
Women`s Doubles
Semi-final: LEFEVRE/VICKERS – PAYET/CHEER 3:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:7), HO/TSAPTSINOS – MILWAIN/SLATER 3:0 (11:7, 11:5, 12:10). Final: HO/TSAPTSINOS – LEFEVRE/VICKERS 3:1 (11:5, 11:9, 4:11, 11:8).
Mixed Pairs
Final: Sam WALKER/Tin-Tin HO – Danny REED/Kelly SIBLEY 3:1 (4:11, 11:8, 11:9, 12:10).

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