Dowell holds court
TWO FORMER NATIONAL volleyballers, Marissa Dowell and Anicia Wood, provided the biggest entertainment when the Touch of Class Women’s Road Tennis Tournament 2017 continued at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Facility, Bush Hall, on Thursday night.
With contrasting backgrounds and obvious height difference, former libero Dowell scored a come from behind win over six-footer Wood 21-18, 16-21, 21-18 in the Novice section. Wood had looked impressive with her long reach and smooth attack carrying her to an 11-4 advantage in the first game.
Dowell then implemented remarkable defence with impressive counter attack, forcing Wood into making numerous unforced errors to lock the scores at 16 and 17 before taking the opener.
Both players traded points in the second game from eight up to 14 before Wood went on the attack again to even the contest. But, after battling up to seven-all, Wood crumbled, for the shorter Dowell to take the decider to advance to the next round. (KB)
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