Story by Jasmine Goh/REDintern and Tessa Cho/Red Sports
Nanyang Technological University, Thursday, September 5, 2013 – The National University of Singapore (NUS) pair of Oscar Svärd and Justin Low beat Su Kaichuan and Joshua Liu of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) 9–0 win to enter the men’s tennis doubles final of the 2013 Singapore University Games (SuniG).
The NUS duo came out with increased intensity after SIM had threatened to take the first two games. “SIM were up and those were the key games. However, we came back from love-30 and love-40 down and won the following sudden deaths after that. That boosted our confidence, which probably led to us performing better than our own expectations for this match,” affirmed the NUS duo.
The SIM pair put up a tough fight up till the very end. Unfortunately, despite having very tight game scores, they were unable to win any games. To qualify for the semi-finals, Kaichuan and Joshua had beaten a strong SMU pair, Kenneth Tan and Chris Cheng, 9–8 (7–4).
Commenting on their opponents’ play, Justin of NUS said: “I think they played pretty solid, but we were quite aggressive as well.”
One half of the NUS duo is Swedish exchange student, Oscar Svärd, from Yund University. Despite not having had much experience playing with Justin Low, both displayed an adequate degree of chemistry.
The NUS duo will face Desmond Boey and Benjamin Tan of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) this Monday, September 9.