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Melbourn Squash club celebrate double Herts Squash Summer League victories over Letchworth

Melbourn Squash Club's first team rounded off their Herts Squash Summer League Division 2 campaign with a 9-5 win at their Letchworth counterparts.

Title-chasing Letchworth had lost one match previously all season – the reverse meeting against Melbourn.

But they seemed on course to get revenge for this when Kate Bradshaw fell 3-0 and Jan Brynjolffssen dropped two games to one behind.

Melbourn Squash Club enjoyed two wins over Letchworth
Melbourn Squash Club enjoyed two wins over Letchworth

Brynjolffssen recovered to level at 2-2, but still found himself match-ball down in the fifth when trailing 14-13.

However, a backhand cross-court winner saved this, and two points later Brynjolffssen had claimed the game 16-14 and his string 3-2.

That set up Matt Sampson to play a decider and despite working his way back from injury he ran out a 3-0 winner.

Melbourn skipper Brynjolffssen said: β€œIt all turned on my game. I made a bit of a meal of it, but got there in the end. It was great to see evidence that Matt is working his way back to his previous standards.”

Meanwhile, Melbourn II picked up a vital 10-3 win over fellow strugglers Letchworth II to more-or-less assure themselves of staying in Herts Division 3.

It was the visitors who struck first as Sean Hamilton fell 3-1, but Melbourn struck back with a 3-0 win of increasing dominance from Miles Jeanerret, the home player winning the opening game 15-10 but improving that to 15-1 by the third.

That set up Mark Oppen to play the decider and he looked in command after winning his second game 15-6 to establish a two-game lead, but then found himself challenged in the third. However, Melbourn's number one ground it out, winning the game after an extended tie-break to seal victory for his side.

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