Allan Gentle returning a backhand in the doubles final on Tuesday night. Allan Gentle and Kylie Ford defeated Alan Levit and Sa
Allan Gentle returning a backhand in the doubles final on Tuesday night. Allan Gentle and Kylie Ford defeated Alan Levit and Sa

Winners work hard



Finals of the Tuesday night singles and doubles competition proved to be very successful judging by the number of players who stayed until the final buzzer with divisional winners made to work hard throughout the finals.

From player response, there is likely to be a repeat competition later this year, providing a great opportunity for player mix and tactical match ups.

The division one final between Daniel Spring Andrew Hunt and Mike McGowan Paul Herring saw some low scores with firstly Mike taking his team one up with a confidence boosting win against Daniel.

Mike worked the ball to the front corners taking Daniel up short and repeatedly countered with well directed drives only to see Daniel retrieve shots repeatedly that against many other players would have been winners.

The match reached an exhaustive stage with Mike maintaining a narrow advantage at time for a 28/25 win.

Andrew Hunt was in great form to dominate the second singles against Paul Herring.

Andrew used his speed to keep Paul unsettled and never allowed him to get into his regular length game, Andrew winning 36/26.

With the match to be decided on the doubles team tactics were surprising with Mike and Paul opting to play front and back combinations whilst Daniel and Andrew played the typical forehand, backhand sides.

Some clever stoke play evolved with both teams evenly matched but the superior speed of Daniel and Andrew told late in the match with errors creeping into Mike and Paul game as they attempted to narrow the oppositions lead, Daniel and Andrew winning 30/26.

Division two was won by Mac Andrew and Virginia Ferguson. The regular duo proved too experienced for Steve Herring and Tim Boorman who tried hard throughout but couldn't reproduce the matchplay of recent weeks.

Mac and Virginia making a clean sweep of to take the final 5/125 to 0/87.

Division three was another very exciting contest between Allan Gentle, Kylie Ford and Alan Levit and Sandra Luxon.

Firstly Alan defeated Allan 40/32 and the underdogs were looking to cause an upset but Kylie put her team on track with a well earned singles win against Sandra 44/37.

The doubles contest saw both teams extend good leads only to have the opposition draw back the lead and when the buzzer sounded the teams were separated by one point giving the match to Allan and Kylie 36/35 for a two rubbers to one victory.



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