WA finds itself in familiar territory fighting for bronze.
We have often fought for bronze against Vic 2, NSW 2 and SA. Sometimes, we win and there is great joy. Sometimes, WA loses and there are times there have been tears after close fights before giving away the bronze.
A few times, we have managed silver.
This day was one of the tearful ones for the WA as I can see how close the fights were.
Tim lost in 3 sets and must be devastated. Justin Lim also lost in 3 sets.This is his first state team and I am sure he has given his all.
Joanne lost in 3 sets.
Knowing Joanne, I know she would have pushed herself to exhaustion and still fought for WA. What a brave girl. This will surely affect her individual games. Her selfless effort will see her triumph in real life.
Representing WA is an honour and all players who give their best for WA disregarding personal glory in their individual events are to be applauded. So thanks Tim and Justin for your 3 sets fight even if you lost.
Joanne and Tim again fought 3 sets in their mixed doubles.
These WA players have given their all for WA. I am sure the parents, coach and manager were screaming their hearts out.
The game was so close. If any of the players had won 1 extra match, we would have won bronze.
It was not meant to be. I am sure the players have matured based on this team experience.
They will know they have fought for WA. Maybe 1 day, they will fight for Australia.
These losses may feel painful and raw now, however, they will shape the WA young players and will surely make them better young persons.
Vic won gold and the silver went to NSW 1. Coming 4th in an event with 9 teams is not an easy feat.
Let's see what the individual events hold for them.
WA Wasps - South Australia: 3-5
|Time:||Mon 10/1/2018 2:30 PM|
|Draw:||Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy|
|Order||Event||WA Wasps||-||South Australia||Score||Points||Duration|
|18-21 21-14 21-23||0-1||0:45|
|21-8 16-21 14-21||0-1||0:25|
|21-17 17-21 14-21||0-1||0:38|
|17-21 21-15 18-21||0-1||0:35|