Drinkhall cannot inspire T2 victory

Paul Stimpson

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Paul Drinkhall showed some good form but his team lost all three fixtures of the second round of the T2 championships in Malaysia.

Fresh from reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Drinkhall continued his form in the first match, defeating world No 13 Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei 4-0. However, the overall match score saw Team Rossi beaten 16-12 by team JJ.

There followed a narrow defeat to Team Maze, who prevailed 13-12, with Drinkhall defeated 3-1 by Russia’s Alexandr Shibaev in a close match.

And the final fixture saw Drinkhall on the wrong end of another close battle as he was defeated 3-2 by Korea’s world No 17 Joo Saehyuk as Team Rossi lost 18-13 to Team Persson.

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