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Lumley was brutal in his dominance of the second day’s play. Howell had to come out of the blocks quickly as he had to win 2 sets to take the eliminator to a final day of play.
The first two sets were over quickly with Lumley winning 6/0 6/0. Overall set score now standing at 6/0 with Lumley requiring one more set. Howell goes up 4/2 but Lumley comes storming back to 4/4, then 5/4 but Howell keeps his head and takes the score to 40/30 with a second gallery chase to defend, Howell wins the chase by hitting the winning gallery and takes the score to 5/5. Howell saves 1 match point and just the most amazing reste gives Howell Ad point and he wins the game and the set. Overall set score now 6/1 in Lumley’s favour. Watch this last game on the USCTA’s YouTube Channel
What is going to happen in the 8th set?
The final set of the evening and for the eliminator was more competitive but Lumley came out the winner 6/2.
Final score 6/3 6/1 6/2 6/4 6/0 6/0 5/6 6/2
The world champion, Camden Riviere -v- the challenger, John Lumley 17th, 19th and 21st September at the Westwood Country Club, Washington D.C.