Vale Lionel Smith
Ranelagh Club Life Member
13/5/1919 - 26/8/2018
Junior Tennis Winter 2018
Grand Final Results
2 of our 4 grand final matches were played on Saturday 8th September with a fantastic result of 2 wins.
Section 4 Girls
The Girls 4 Blue team of Olivia Dymond, Anny Henderson, Molly Kerekes and Jess Sydes finished on top of the ladder, but came up against the Langwarrin team they had played 3 times during the season (a recent win to Langwarrin in Round 12; a good win to us in Round 7 and a 1 game win to us in Round 2). So we knew it was going to be a battle.
The girls from both teams gave it everything and with 1-win each in the doubles (7-5 and 2-6); and 1-win each from the first 2 singles (a great 6-2 win for Liv and a hard fought 4-6 from Anny).
This meant it was 2-sets all 19-games all – with the final 2-sets of singles to go. As the crowd got more vocal, the tennis on both courts was fantastic from all 4 players – and with a 6-3 win to Jess, followed closely by a 6-4 win to Molly – the girls were home in a ripper.
The final result 4-sets 31-games def 2-sets 26-games.
Section 9 Boys
The Boys 9 team of Tim Briggs, Frazer Smits, Oliver Hunter and Hugh Williams came up against the undefeated Mt Eliza team who had beaten us 3 times during the season – although Round 1 was by 2 games and Round 11 by only 1 game – so we knew our best would be required.
The doubles saw a well fought out 4-6 loss followed by a nail-biting tie-break win, so 1-set all after the doubles.
Tim played a near flawless singles match to get the boys started with a 6-0 win, so it was advantage Ranelagh with 3 singles matches to be played – as it turns out, the boys had 3 courts in a row with the final 3 matches on court together.
All 3 matches were in the balance and could have gone either way, but at the end of it all, Frazer fought hard for a 3-6 loss (against a near 6-foot opponent), while Oliver 6-4 and Hugh 7-5 were able to claw their way to victories.
The final result 4-sets 33-games def 2-sets 27-games.
Our last 2 grand finals will be played next week:
Girls 1 vs Mt Eliza White
Boys 2 Bruce Park/Ranelagh vs Rosebud White
Congratulations to both our teams today – and good luck for our other teams next week.
Tennis School Holiday Program
Ages: Hot Shots: 4-12 yrs old
Format: 3 Days Coaching + Tournament on the last day
Date: September 24th - September 27th
October 1st - October 4th
Time: Option 1: 9-12 noon or 1-4pm ($150)
Option 2: 9-3pm (includes drinks and food + Round Robin each day) ($225)
The clinic is subject to numbers and weather dependent (extra day may need to be included)
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