ALBANY FLORISTS-SPONSORED SOUTH DEVON & TORBAY TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
There was nothing to choose between the top two challengers to Torbay Academy 1 for the First Division title. Brixham Sharks, with new signing Rory Harries in top form, drew with NA Batmen 5-5. Harries was unbeaten all night and was joined by Adam Shipway in a scintillating final doubles against the Gibbs’ Dennis & Shaun which went to 11-9 in the fifth and earned the Sharks the draw. The two Torbay Academy sides met with the anticipated victory to the 1st team 7-3, Kris Piwowar with another maximum, Herbie Sage picking up two fine singles wins for the Academy 2 team. Brixham Gulls bounced back from their heavy defeat the previous week with a fine 6-4 victory at Halwell, thanks to a Mick Mercer maximum.
Rory Harries & Adam Shipway on the way to vital doubles win v Dennis & Shaun Gibbs
Torbay Academy 1&2 – Michael Hernandez, Paul Myatt, Herbie Sage, Dan Webster-Hall, Kris Piwowar, Javier Garcia
A Giles Tushingham maximum helped his NA Falcons to a victory at Brixham against the Trawlers, 6-4. Brixham Seals fared better than their colleagues as they returned from Battlers with a 7-3 win, with Stuart Shipley and Bob Parkins again unbeaten for the Seals. Marldon, who struggled last year, started their campaign with a fine victory over NA Hawks, despite a maximum from Hawks’ Mike Dummett.