Positive Results From Birkirkara Youngsters

Div 1
Birkirkara players involved in this week’s fixtures ended their commitments with one win and one defeat each. Stephen Ferrante met Paola’s O. Grech and surprisingly lost 21-19, 21-17. As the score shows the match was a balanced one but Steve was not his usual self in this match. He made amends in his second match when he beat clubmate Song Chen Ju 21-17, 21-14.

The latter, on his part, started the evening with a win against clubmate Samuel Cali. In a balanced match Song emerged winner 21-19, 21-19.

Samuel won his match against O. Grech 22-20, 21-12. As the score shows Grech put up a brave opposition in the first set but in the second Samuel ran out easy winner.

Div 2
Albert Bezzina drew his first match against E. Abela of Paola. He won the first set 21-16, only to lose his concentration in the second to lose 21-13. However he won his second match against Shuttles player M. Briffa 21-12, 21-11.

Ivan Salomone won his first match of the evening easily 21-11, 21-13 when he beat M. Briffa of Shuttles; but then lost his second match to E. Abela of Paola 21-18, 21-15. After a close and balanced first set he let his opponent take a good lead in the beginning, which he maintained to the end.

Div 5
Birkirkara’s young and promising Yanika Polidano first beat M. Vella 21-10, 21-12 and then drew against C. Gilford 21-17, 19-21. She was unlucky to lose the second set which turned out to be a balanced one.

Div 6
Birkirkara’s two young representatives in this division came out with flying colours in their respective matches.

Clarissa Grech won three out of four points when she drew with B. Abdilla 11-21, 21-19 and then had a walkover J. Abela.

Sarah Debono won four out of four points beating B. Abela 21-10, 21-14 and M. C. Mizzi 21-10, 21-9.

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