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Foster fights back to beat Thorpe


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Foster fights back to beat Thorpe

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Reigning National junior singles champion Sabeel Foster produced a sensational comeback to edge Dakiel Thorpe 21-23, 22-20, 21-19 when the A & A Auto Parts & Shuttlers Badminton Club ‘DOMINANCE’ Badminton Tournament continued this week at the Wildey Gymnasium. 
In the opening set, Foster failed to take advantage of a slight four-point advantage which he was given, as the rules within the mixed tournament allow a standardised points advantage before the start of each game depending on the ranking of your opponent.
Thorpe quickly assumed control of the match to erase the deficit, before going on to win the set and take a 1-0 lead.
And he was moments away from victory in the ensuing set, but a determined Foster refused to give up eventually tying the match at 1-1. 
The third set saw Thorpe committing several unforced errors in the early exchanges, allowing Foster to race out to an early lead.
Even though Thorpe was able to settle and battle back within striking distance Foster held his nerve to win the match.
In the women’s division, Sabrina Scott and Shari Hope also recorded victories as they easily dismissed their opponents in spite of a 15-point disadvantage assigned to them. 
Scott defeated Andre Woodvine 21-16, 22-20, while Hope beat Dominick Scantlebury and Aslam Bhika 23-21, 21-17 and 15-21, 21-17, 21-17 respectively. 
Group stages for singles continue next Monday.

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