This weekend Lucy has become the U23 British Champion, an amazing achievement, continuing a great start to 2018.
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A repeat of the 2017 3/4th play-off match where Lucy won 3-0. This years match was a lot closer.
Lucy took the first game 11/9 with both players hitting and moving well. And although a spirited fight back from Ali who looked the more attacking player Lucy won the first 11/9.
The second again proved a close and an entertaining battle for the watching crowd as Ali lead 5/2 taking the ball in short really well. Lucy never gave up and soon turned the game around to 6/5 but Alison was now hitting a good width and levelled the match at 1-1.
The Third game Alison raced into a 4/0 lead and 7/2 but again Lucy dug deep and never gave Alison a moments rest and her retrieving proved a turning point as at 9/9 Lucy went on to win the game 11/9 and take a 2-1 lead.
Lucy’s confidence from winning the 3rd game showed as her length in the 4th game improved allowing her to use the drop shot to good effect but after leading 7/3 two I forced errors let Ali back in the match. A tough rally at 8/7 saw Lucy open up her lead once more to 10/7 and Alison continued to fight for every point but Lucy won the game 11/9 to win the title.
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