Paola Bc Junior Team Beats B'kara Junior Team
Paola's Junior team started off well by winning the Mixed Doubles rather easily through Sam Cassar / Cheryl Gliford. They dominated the whole match by beating Luigi Grech and Sarah Debono 21/8 , 21/7. B'kara levelled the score thanks to the efforts of Matthew Galea in the Men's Singles. Mark Abela seemed to never settle down throughout the whole match and lost 5/21 , 11/21. This put extra pressure on the players that had to play in the remaining matches.
The next match was the Women's Singles which featured Sarah Fava against Yanika Polidano. This was by far the match of the night with both girls giving it their all. The first game was won by Yanika 16/21. In the second game Sarah started off well and didn't give any chance to her opponent to catch up and won the game 21/9. In the third set both girls gave it their all but Sarah came out on top by winning the game and match 21/16. This made the score 2-1 in favour of Paola with the Boy's Doubles and Girl's Doubles to be played.
In the Boy's Doubles Mark Abela / Sam Cassar where up against Luigi Grech / Matthew Galea. Sam injured his left arm in the Mixed Doubles but still wanted to play the Boy's Doubles. The match was a close one but the Paola pair were always on top and won the game 21/16 , 21/15, Well done to both boys especially Sam that had to fight through 2 games with strong will due to his on-going pain. This meant that the match was won by Paola with the Girl's Doubles still to be played.
The Girls Doubles featured Sara Fava / Cheryl Gliford the National Championships Runner-ups and Yanika Polidano / Sarah Debono. The game was won by the Paola pair in two straight games 21/11, 21/13.
Well done to our Junior Team that beat B'Kara 4-1.