Previous friday was our final home match this competition, home against Kampenion. Xin, Tiago and Martijn were supposed to play, but on our way to the sports centre Martijn had a biking accident and needed to go to the hospital. Derek biked with him and went to the match after. Fortunate for Martijn he could keep all his fingers, but unfortuneatly it needed to be stiched and plastered.
The match against Kampenion went really well. By the time Derek got there, Xin won in 3 close games against Bas,Tiago suprisingly beat Gerben with 3-1 and Xin also won against Gertjan. Tiago and Derek won the doubles very convincingly with 3-0, which was excellent despite never having played against each other. After the doubles Derek got lucky for the first time this season, winning with 14-12 in the 5th game with a net ball despite being 2-0 down.
An unknown luxury this season, being 5-0 up. The remaining matches were a bit closer. Gerben got his revanche by beating Xin with 3-1 with a lucky final point, Tiago lost with 1-3 against Bas, and Derek was very close to beating Bas, but lost 2-3 as well. Then Tiago played his final match in the Netherlands, agianst Gertjan. He played very well in the first part of the match and got 2-0 up and two match points. He couldn't convert any of them and Gertjan got back into the game. In the 5th set it was Tiago who brought the point home. Derek had less trouble with Gertjan and won easily with 3-0.
Thibats 1 - Kampenion 3: 7-3
Xin 2, Tiago 2, Derek 2, Tiago/Derek 2.
Standings Hoofdklasse, Poule A:
Blauw-Wit 1: 9-62
Effekt '74 1: 9-50
DTS 1: 9-43
Kampenion 3: 9-41
Tafetlennis Zwolle 2: 9-40
Thibats 1: 9-34
Theoretically Thibats has a small chance to escape from the last place, but with an away match against champions Blauw-Wit schedueled this will become very difficult. Next friday is the final match of the season, while Thibats 2 has their championship match at home, also against Blauw Wit.