A hat-trick of wins for local sides

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The three St Andrews table tennis teams that got back to league business all headed home celebrating wins this week.

Swots’ Division Three fixture was postponed, leaving Division Two Prefects as the only team in action against Tigers in Victory Memorial Hall on Monday night.

When Tigers turned up with only two players, thereby gifting a three point start after a late injury call off,

Prefects, Kong Wan, Howard Lee and reserve Collin Bleak, might have been expected to win comfortably, especially after winning 10-0 earlier in the season.

However, the tenacious Tigers had other ideas and battled all the way.

Howard and Kong each won their first game but Prefects then lost four in a row, including the doubles and two games that were lost in the fifth set.

Howard faced Marion Davidson in the last game and the St Andrews players must all have breathed a sigh of relief when he closed out the game and the match with a 15-13 fourth set.

Final score from the clash was 6-4.

Division Two champions designate, New Kids, Peter Bladen, Nick Shepherd and reserve Ian Smith, headed over the Tay on Tuesday to face Kings at Ward Road Gym.

It was another routine win for the Kids with Pete Bladen preserving his unbeaten status in the league.

Nick typically won two of his three matches and the doubles match, partnering Pete.

Ian completed the scoring with one win.

Final score was 7-3 to the Kids.

On Thursday, Prospects, Dave Beveridge, Neil Lea and Freddi Bienke, jumped in the car and headed to Monifieth High School for their Division Four match against the young Backspin team.

Unfortunately for the youngsters the St Andrews team was in no mood for slip ups in their quest for promotion and they romped to a 10-0 win, losing only two sets on the way.

This was Freddi’s last match for Prospects before she heads for a new job in Dubai.

She leaves with a superb 73 per cent win average and the very best wishes of all the members of St Andrews Table Tennis Club.