Sign-on for fun afternoon
By TONY POLACK
RAIN has played havoc with this term's junior competition so far but at least last Saturday was played in glorious sunshine.
The weather, as we all know is out of our control.
The junior association is holding a parent/child day on Sunday, November 26, at 3pm.
It is free and a great chance for kids to have a fun afternoon with their parent. To enter please contact Col on 6652 6419 or Tony Polack on 6652 5626. Names can also be put down at our next junior competition game on Saturday, November 25.
Last Saturday Division 1 had a few people from lower divisions filling in due to injuries but both matches still had some good competitive sets played.
Mitch Dunn and Joshua Crowley had a great game first up which ended up 4/4. Mitch then came out and won his second singles 8/0 which was enough to give his team the lead and a 23/17 win.
In the other match, Courtney Johnson won her two singles 8/0 and 6/2. This put her team well ahead and they won 28/12.
In Division 2 Chris Waites and Mitch Ide were the stars winning both their singles 6/2. Chris then teamed with Jason Robson to win the last doubles and record a 24/16 win for their team. Mitch teamed with partner Connor Knudsen to win their last doubles 5/3 to win convincingly 27/13.
One match in Division 3 was a nailbiter and the other lopsided. Kim Meurs and Georgia Smyth did not lose a set in their 29/11 win. Both girls have been going extremely well and continued on in that vain last Saturday.
In the other match three of the five sets were draws which indicates how close the two teams were. Jimmy Browning put the cat amongst the pigeons by winning his singles 8/0. The Dunlop team fought back next set when Alex Baillie won his singles 6/2 but this fell two games short of catching the Prince team.
Division 4 had two matches of opposite endings as well. Jeff Kong was the dominant player for his team winning his singles 7/1 and 5/3. Theses two sets were the deciding factor in his teams close 22/18 win.
Lucy Mudge continued her good form winning her singles convincingly 8/0 and 6/2. Jake Howe chimed in with a 6/2 win in one of his sets to put their team well ahead. They won 28/12.
Jessica Downey won her second singles 8/0 in Division 5. This put her team up by eight games with only the doubles set to go.
That was a tough tussle with scores at 3/2 before Hannah waites and Toby Newell won the last two and the set 5/3. This only caught up two games which was not enough to win the match but a great ending to a hard fought match. In the other match Brooke Lusted won her singles 7/1 only to have it countered by Michelle Bailie who won hers 8/0 for the opposing team.
This put Michelle's team up by four games with the last doubles to go. Brooke and Jessica Murray won that set 5/3 but again two games was not enough losing by 21/19.
Remember there is no competition on this Saturday due to the tournament being run by Westside Club. The following weekend is Junior Competition on the Saturday and Parent/Child day on the Sunday.