Commonwealths TT Update – Day 6

Commonwealths TT Update - Day 6

On day one of the Men’s Singles competition Craig Howieson and Colin Dalgleish both faced two matches each in the group stage.

Craig started well with a 4-0 victory over Mauritius number one Rhikesh Taucoory, before taking on Mark Dowell of Barbados in the evening session with an identical scoreline to take him into the Round of 64 tomorrow.

Colin overcame a shaky start to defeat Devesh Hukmani of Belize 4-1; before facing a tough opponent in Malaysia’s Javen Choong. Despite taking the first game, Colin couldn’t keep the momentum going, eventually losing 4-1.

After his second match, Craig said: “Having not won a Singles match in the Team competition, I’m really glad to have put all of those matches behind me with some good performances today. I played a lot of balls and made those guys put a lot back on the table. My technique was there and I’m feeling under less pressure now, which is great. It’s a big day tomorrow – I could have two Singles matches and the first Doubles match pretty much back to back.”

Gavin Rumgay gets his Singles campaign underway tomorrow after teaming up with Howieson for the Men’s Doubles, which gets underway tomorrow with a match against Norther Ireland at 12:25hrs (03:25hrs UK time).

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