GC Squash | 31.01.2016

NLA GC v Uster

Jonas Dähler v Florian Pössl 11/9, 11/3, 11/9

Despite Pössl's lovely drops and angles, it wasn't enough to rock Jonas who after a close first game made sure that he kept the control in the second, by holding well, sending Florian the wrong way and his shots not coming off anymore.  

The third was closer again, although Jonas never really looked in danger as he kept Florian to the back and defending.

Mark Woodliffe v Roland Reitinger 11/8, 11/6, 11/8

Woody working Reitinger nicely and when it matters he puts in a few smashing rallies and takes the first.  Roland keeps running and running but in the end Woody was always going to have the better control and the smarter play and we're 2/0 ahead.

Marcel Straub v Joel Siewerdt 6/11, 11/8, 8/11, 11/5, 12/10

It was entertaining from the first rally, mostly due to Mäsi's little outbursts of self-belittling.  Joel doing a lot of running, frustrating his opponent who's having to win some points three or four times and it's a see-saw battle on court. 

Joel gets a first match ball, but it's Mäsi who wins the match on a stroke and it looks like the ref had the hardest time of the three!

Paul Steel v Robin Gadola 8/11, 10/12, 11/1, 11/9, 11/5

Youth and speed v experience and tight play and after the first two games it sure looked like youth was going to outplay the experience tonight and all are happy at this point that Mäsi took a game of  Joel. But just as you might count Paul out his tight and patient play pays off and Gadola is nowhere to be found in the third, completely flat and you start wondering why he's even still trying.  

Gadola seems to be back but Paul has put a lot of work in Gadola's legs and the medium pace is playing into Paul's hands, not making many errors and waiting patiently for his opponent to go for it too early or out of position.  The fifth is looking like Gadola could still run away with it but Paul who never lets his opponent see any emotion is rock solid and closes the evening out with the fourth win and and very valuable 3 points!