New Cadet tournament this year to be held on the 22nd April 2012 at Carmarthen Leisure Centre
Day 6 of the WTTC 2012 draws to a close with the welsh men remaining undefeated. New Zealand were the latest opponents to face off against the welsh men. Ryan Jenkins got Wales off to a good start with a well earned 3-1 victory. Dan O'Connell however could not extend the lead for Wales as he narrowly lost out 3-2 in his match. Attentions then turned to Conor Edwards, the star in the previous match against Uzbekistan, who was now involved in another vital match.
Only the Welsh girls were playing today and they faced Ireland, who finished third in their group, to gain a place in the quarter finals. The match started well with Naomi Owen beating Edel O'Rielly 3-0. Charlotte then faced Ashley Givan and after being 2-0 down fought back well, only to lose narrowly 13-11 in the 5th set. The match was now level at 1-1 and Megan facing Amanda Mogey next. Megan played well and fought hard to take the match 3-2 and to put Wales ahead once more, the score now 2-1 with Naomi to face Givan. To seal the victory, Naomi took her second 3-0 victory of the match to secure a 3-1 victory and a place in the quarter finals for the Welsh girls.
Wales men beat Uzebekistan 3-2 to win the group and enter the knockout stage as unbeaten winners. Dan O'Connell lost out close 3-0 in the first match. Ryan then went on and beat their number 2 player 3-1. The star of the show, Conor edwards, in his first ever International senior event, took the match with the closest of margins 12-10 in the 5th. Ryan sealed victory with a nice 3-0 win against their number 1.
Wales remain unbeaten in both Men and Women team events. Only five countries have both men and women teams yet to lose. These include China, Korea, Romania, Kazakhstan and Wales.
Wales men started the day with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cameroon at 10 o'clock. At four o'clock both teams took to the table, the men facing Kuwait and the women facing Montenegro.
The women enjoyed another comfortable victory with Naomi Owen, Charlotte Carey and Megan Phillips all winning their matches 3-0.
The men endured a much closer affair with top seeds in the group Kuwait. Ryan Jenkins got them off to a good start with a 3-0 win and Adam Robertson followed up with another 3-0 win to put Wales 2-0 up in the match. Dan O'Connell then lost out to the Kuwait number 3 in the fifth set reducing the lead to 2-1. Ryan also then lost out in a close 3-2 match to tie the scores at 2-2 between the teams but Adam was on hand with another 3-0 win to win the overall match 3-2 for Wales and maintain their unbeaten record.
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Day 2 and another 2 wins for the Welsh
The men brought down Bahrain 3-0 with Dan O'Connell finishing the job. Ryan and Adam won the other 2 matches previously. Tomorrow there a stiffer tests against Cameroon and Kuwait.
The women beat Dominica Republic 3-0 with wins for Naomi, Megan and Charlotte.
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Wales had 3 matches yesterday and all 3 were wins
The women started the show with a nice 3-0 win against Macedonia. Naomi, Charlotte and Megan all got their wins chalked up.
The men beat Kosovo 3-0 in the 1pm match. Adam, Ryan and Dan all eased past their opponents.
The women returned to the table to defeat Peru 3-1. Megan was unlucky to lose a tight game 3-1. Charlotte and Naomi (2 wins) got the result needed.
This morning the men play Bahrain at 10am with the women playing later at 5pm local time
Naomi Owen, Charlotte Carey, Megan Phillips, Ryan Jenkins, Adam Robertson, Daniel O'Connell, Conor Edwards & Barry Robertson (coach) will depart for Dortmund tomorrow for the World Team Championships which run 24 March to 1 April
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