Zimbali off to a winning start

2015-06-17 06:00
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ZIMBALI got off to a winning start in the Dolphin Coast Squash First Division League after trouncing Salt Rock I (12-3) on Thursday night.

The Salt Rock I outfit (formerly known as Stanger Dolphins I), boasting a strong line-up on paper got off to a shocker after Rashid Joosab, playing at four, slumped to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brent Campbell.

Salt Rock’s woes continued after Dave de Beer mercilessly annihilated Shane Govindasamy in straight sets (3-0) to double Umhlali’s advantage (6-0). Salt Rock’s hopes of salvaging a draw after trailing 6-0 rested squarely on the shoulders of Morgan Lynch and top seed Avesh Nurbadh..

But, Salt Rock were in for a rude awakening, suffering their third loss in a row after Lynch went down 3-0 to Kevin Ulyette.

Nurbadh saved the blushes of the Salt Rock outfit from a white-wash after beating Grant Wylie 3-0 to add some respectability to the score-line (10-3). Umhlali claimed the 2-bonus points to secure a comfortable 12-3 win.

Meanwhile, there was no love in the Darnall squash derby played on Saturday. Yashin Tewary snatched a thrilling 3-2 win against Farrel Higgs to give Darnall II a narrow 3-2 lead.

Grant Foulds notched up a quick double for Darnall II after edging out Grant Griesel 3-2. Top seed Sheldon Nel swung the pendulum in favour of Darnall I (7-6) after hammering Dale van der Wath in straight sets (3-0).

With Darnall I holding a slender 7-6 lead, the outcome of the match between Bjorn Rencken and Bruce Zunckel (which was scheduled to take place on June 16) will determine which team emerges winner and claim the 2-bonus points.

In the event of Zunckel winning 3-2, the scores would be tied at 9-9 and the calculators would be used to determine the points for and against before awarding the 2-bonus points

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