Dan Holland Beat Gus Stephenson 3-0 to win this year’s Prichard trophy. It was a close affair and both players were on top form, but Dan’s serve was working well and gave him a consistent run of free points in each of the three games. At 2-0 up and 14-7, the match was as good as over until on match point Dan hit a back wall kill into the tin to give Gus a lifeline.
This could have been costly as Gus crept ever closer to Dan’s score, but at 13-14 Dan hit a fantastic crosscourt winner to set up another match point. This time he took it with a great serve and with it a second Prichard trophy win in as many years.