Scotland 3-0 Germany: “Overall a very young team” Wijnhoven

Alison Thomson
 3-0 Sharon Sinclair   11-6, 11-5, 12-10 (26m)
Georgia Adderley 3-1 Katerina Tycova  9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 (35m)
Lisa Aitken 3-2 Saskia Beinhard  4-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-13, 11-8 (50m)

Bart Wijnhoven, coach to Germany

“Overall, we have a very young team, we had a bad start in the match, well, not a bad start but losing 3/0, that put us at a disadvantage. The second and the third match got closer but if you have that first win in the bag, it gives you more confidence.

“And of course, we were happy to see the second string and the number one player were batling really well, but we were always on the backfoot.

“The second match was OK, we were one love up, it was a close match but in the end, Georgina was simply better. And it was great that Saskia was fighting so hard against Lisa, sadly, the match was already decided, but the match deserved to be something else than a dead rubber, like a deciding match.

“Our number 1 and 2 are very young, they just turned pro at the start of the year, first year they are actually training full time, playing on the PSA Tour, and you can see their level increasing day by day basically.

“So for us it’s more like gaining experience in those tournaments, it’s really a good team for the future. And some other teams have older players, and if somebody retires then, the whole scheme chances so prospect are good for us, we just need to focus on ourselves, keep improving, and we’ll see where it takes us. ”