Pigou shows good form in Marlborough

posted Apr 24, 2012, 8:48 PM by Gina Connell

Matt Pigou took out the Alpine Motel Pipeopener table tennis tournament held last Thursday at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim.

Top seed Pigou was in good form as he attacked consistently to beat Peter Wells in the final, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5. Wells looked to change tactics in the second set but Pigou countered with some side-spin forehands and prolonged rallies.

Pigou's semifinal against Ping Muanwong was a great match with Muanwong blocking many of Pigou's shots and scoring points with his own crisp drives. In the fifth set, Pigou produced some good drives to get home 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8.