London Academy and Ormesby lead the way at JBL

London Academy and Ormesby lead the girls’ and boys’ Premier Division standings respectively after weekend one of the Junior British League.

London Academy are unbeaten and top the Girls’ Premier by a point ahead of Grantham College.

The dropped point came in the second round of matches against Wensum, who stubbornly levelled each time after going behind on three occasions.

Sophie Barcsai beat Lara Whitton 3-2 (11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7) to put London ahead, but Mari Baldwin then overcame Sienna Jetha 3-1 (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4).

Nora Dohoczki won her two matches for London, defeating Saskia Key in five and Whitton in three, either side of Baldwin’s hard-fought 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 13-11, 12-10) victory over Barcsai.

Key then sealed a draw for Wensum, beating Jetha 3-2 (11-5, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9).

Grantham College lost only to London Academy, for whom Jetha’s five-set victory over Evelyn Pace clinched a 4-2 win. Grantham are themselves a point ahead of third-placed Wensum.

Full Story at Table Tennis England.