U5700 3/4 Incredibles II vs. iGoLogic Innovation

(Michael Liu, Peter Tsang, Barry Or, Gary Fang, Mark Johnson, Danny Hui, Cheong Tse, Radu Licea, Bo Ding, Bruce Liu, Johnny Wang, Stan Sun)

Writeup by Johnny Wang

Well, my first match wasn't really that exciting to write home about. I wasn't nervous at all because I have played Cheung many times and know his style quite well. I think I was just overly anxious and he had a plan on how to play me and it worked. In fact, he looked like he was playing at the level that slightly above what he used to play. Match gone to Cheung 3-0.

The doubles match was exciting, although we lost in 5. Bruce and I had practiced last Saturday and I was not in-sync at all during practice. But I think last night wasn't bad at all in terms of cooperation. The major hurdle for me would be to learn to serve better in doubles! Anyway, we won the first 2 games quite convincingly, but they came back strong and able to turn the momentum around. We had our chances and could/should have put the match away, but to their credit they kept hanging around and we made some crucial mistakes on serve returns and rallies that eventually cost us the match. We tie at 9-9 in the fifth but lost 9-11 eventually.

Bo played brilliantly against Danny and Gary. Against Gary, Bo came back from 0-2 to tie up the match at 2-2. Gary was quite nervous gone into the 5th game where he uncharacteristically missed many serves. I think Gary just dodged a bullet when he eventually prevailed at the end.

The match between Bruce and Cheung was a non-factor since we already lost the tie at 1-3. But there were some exciting exchanges. As I mentioned above, Cheung was just too determined and played well (even though he injured his hip in the middle of the match). Match gone to Cheung 3-0.

I want to thank Bruce, Bo and Stanly for practicing doubles with me. I think last Saturday practice session was great. Still there are many things to learn one doubles and it proved that it is critical in a team contest.

I promise I will be more prepared for our next contest. Go Incredibles II!

MSC - the Incredible II lost to iGoLogic Innovation 1-4

  • Bo over Danny 3:0 (11-8, 11-2, 13-11)
  • Johnny los to Cheong 0:3 (2-11, 4-11, 1-11)
  • Johnny/Bruce lost to Gary/Danny 2:3 (11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 9-11)
  • Bo lost to Gary 2:3 (6-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11)
  • Bruce lost to Cheong 0:3 (5-11, 8-11, 5-11)

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