Mixed Doubles partners Jakub Bitman and Alzbeta Basova forged a fruitful chemistry and marched into second round of Polish Open on Friday, March 21, 2013.
They locked horns with Matthew Nottingham-Alexandra Langley of England and this encounter lasted for 31 minutes before ending with decisive figures 21-17 and 21-19.
Initially, the Czech duo played with a cautious approach but then few back-to-back productive rallies proved a real boost for them.
Both partners did not show any sign of confusion and bagged many valuable points in first half of the opening game.
Meanwhile, the British shuttlers looked completely dazzled as they dropped many vital points and allowed their competitors to place a respectable total before the mid-game break.
The twosome of Matthew and Alexandra kept on making fatal mistakes and remained at the lower end in most part of the game.
On the other hand, Jakub and Alzbeta capitalised their rivals’ blunders and strengthened their grip over game.
They played impeccable badminton and added many consecutive points in their total in third quarter of the set.
They carried this momentum until last moment and wrapped this segment of the showdown with a favourable score position of 21-17.
Next game was also played in similar manner as the Czech campaigners showed consistency in their performance and sealed a splendid straight-set victory.
Though, Matthew and Alexandra showed some spark but their fluctuated performance led them to a woeful exit from the event.
Jakub and Alzbeta mounted pressure by registering an unassailable total before the interval and then capitalised this psychological edge in latter part of the game.
They maintained a significant difference on the points table and won this crucial game with 21-19 margin. With this win, they setup next clash with Vitaly Konov-Yelyzaveta Zharka.