The finals of the ladies Thursday night competition was held on June 6. The team of Jan Shalhoub, Naomi Rafidi and Sonya Limbrick finished at the top of the ladder and faced second-placed team Jo Simon, Kristy MacPherson and Julie Hoskin.
In exciting finals fashion the winner wasn't known until the last set was played. Both teams finished with three sets each and when the games were added up it was Team Shalhoub which had won 6 more games on the night. A special mention must be made of Sonya who displayed shades of Ash Barty on the night, staying cool, calm and collected enabling her to win all three of her sets.
The match for the wooden spoon also came down to the wire - three sets all and only one game the difference, the losers (who won the wooden spoon) were Jenny Donohue, Margaret Ogilvy (filling in for Mary Lou) and Susie Wessell. Melissa Blondinau, Sue Pascoe and Elanna Herbert just missed out on the big prize by trying too hard at the end!
Our longstanding co-ordinator Sue Pascoe presented all the winners and runners-up with store gift cards and also chose Susie as the most improved player throughout the competition. It was no surprise that the skilful and consistent Jo Simon won the prize for the highest number of games won for the season.
We still need more players to commit to the next comp, beginning on July 25th so please contact Sue on 0448 738 245 if you'd like to join us in this fun comp.
Harris Scarfe Monday Ladies Competition semi-finals next week
The tennis played on Monday, June 3, was the final round which determined the semi-finalist positions.
In division one team Cassidy defeated team Rejc 4 set to 2 with Kerri winning her 4 sets, Mennie defeated Loves 4 sets to 2 with Di winning her 4 sets once again, Stiller and Crook won 3 sets each with Team Stiller winning 4 more games.
The final point standings are: 1st - Team Mennie 61, 2nd - Team Stiller 52, 3rd - Team Cassidy 50, 4th - Team Loves 46, 5th - Team Rejc 33, 6th - Team Crook 24 points. So the semi-final matches next week will be Mennie versus Loves and Stiller versus Cassidy.
In division two all of the matches resulted in 4 sets to 2 with Hargreaves defeating Donohue, Pascoe defeating Clough and Dunn defeating Potts with Laraine winning her 4 sets.
These scores resulted in two teams on equal points for the 4th position on the ladder - Teams Pascoe and Potts, so a count back of the number of games won for the whole comp was carried out and Team Potts had won more games, giving them a place in the semi-finals.
The final point standings are: 1st -Hargreaves 68 points, 2nd -Rutherford 55 points , 3rd - Dunn 54 points, 4th - Potts 46 points, 5th - Pascoe 46 points, 6th - Donohue 45 points, 7th - Clough 22 points. The semi-final matches next week will be Hargreaves versus Potts and Rutherford versus Dunn.
Anyone wishing to play in the next competition, beginning at the end of July, should contact Mary Lou on 0426 828 341.