Birkirkara Smart Office Supplies Maintain Perfect Start
Birkirkara Smart Office Supplies maintained their unbeaten record as they defeated Shuttles Fort Blocks on home soil.
The Birkirkara team went ahead after Fiorella Sadowski / Stephen Ferrante won the opening Mixed Doubles match against Grace Saliba / Mark Briffa, 21-6 21-2. As the score indicates, the Shuttles’ pair was no match for the Birkirkara duo.
Samuel Cali soon made it 2-0 for his team as he beat Chris Spiteri in two sets, 21-11 21-13. Spiteri tried hard to upset the current national Singles champion, but Cali kept cool even when pressured by his opponent and bagged another point for his team.
Birkirkara made sure of the win after Marica Micallef eased past Grace Vella Incorvaja in the Women’s Singles. Micallef was in control throughout the match and came out winner, 21-5 21-4.
With the win firmly within Birkirkara’s grasp, Shuttles earned their consolation point in the Men’s Doubles. George Camilleri / Spiteri had the better of Arif Rochman / Matthew Galea in two straight sets, 21-14 21-18.
Sadowski / Micallef made it 4-1 for Birkirkara by claiming the Women’s Singles at the expense of Saliba / Vella Incorvaja, 21-13 21-9.
With this win, Birkirkara Smart Office Supplies reached PaolaBC in first place, though they played one game less. They now play Birkirkara Go & Fun in a derby match that would end the first round of this competition.