Koichi’s debut in team 1
Friday 16th November
Klazienaveen – The first match in the degradation poule was again versus the team we played last time, called DTK. For Idéfix was playing Eelke Cramer, Stanley Grootbleumink and rising star substitute Koichi Hara. It was his debut in the first Northern division. The Idéfix gang had to play Paul Sterken, Jeroen Vos and Rudy Franke.
Stanley blasted off the first match versus Paul. Although Paul had issues to receive Stanley’s service, Stanley could not win a game and the first point went to DTK. Next up was Eelke against Jeroen. Jeroen looked a little cold and Eelke could easily won the first two games. After this Jeroen took more initiative resulting in a winning game. Eelke didn’t let him play more games and finished the match in a win. 1-1.
Koichi’s debut for team 1 started against Rudy. Rudy had trouble with the crazy services of Koichi, but it wasn’t enough to win a game. 2-1 down.
The double was going quite well together with Eelke and Stanley against Paul and Rudy. Only in the fifth game at 8-8 it was Eelke who made two services errors, because he had to serve short with backspin against Paul. But the pressure was too high! 3-1 down.
The remaining matches all went in favor of DTK and Idéfix could just not make more resistance. Result 9-1 loss.