Club’s top seed Sascha lives up to his billing

Sascha Roschy, middle of back row, with the other DDTTA victors.
Sascha Roschy, middle of back row, with the other DDTTA victors.

As a change from league play, seven members of St Andrews Table Tennis Club entered the tournament presented by Dundee & District Table Tennis Association.

Dave Beveridge, Emma Bissett, Alain Leger, Neil Lea, Knut Radmer and Sascha Roschy enjoyed play in a number of events restricted to Division Two and Three players and were joined in the afternoon by Howard Lee for the Fowler Handicap event.

As the leading player in the Division Two averages, Sascha was first seed in both the Trident Challenge and the Over 25 singles.

Living up to his top billing, he won both although he was given a particularly good run for his money by Brechin’s Derek Mitchell in the latter event.

Derek had earlier forged a winning partnership with Knut to take the Hardy Ballot Doubles title, beating Sascha and Winnie Stein in the final.

Sascha continued his fine form in the league when his side Truants enjoyed a 9-1 derby victory over New Kids.

He and Alain Leger were undefeated on the night, with only Ian Smith scoring for the Kids in a marathon encounter against Graham Wood.

In the other half of the Victory Memorial Hall, Prefects fought hard but could do little to dent the progress of Division One leaders, Knights.

Only Michael Hahn managed a consolation point for the home side with a last gasp victory against Stuart Halliday.

Earlier in the evening, both these players had been generous with their time in mesmerising the club’s junior coaching class with an exhibition of spin serves.

Third Division Prospects made the journey over to Forthill for a fixture with Villa but returned pointless.