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Autumn season: week seven – the lowdown

by | Jun 12, 2018 | News |

The lowdown

We are now into week 8 of the autumn season. There’s less than two weeks left of the regular season before our grand finals week!

You can see all the results and updated league tables from the first 7 weeks of the season online now.

Regular season cut off dates & grand finals

The grand finals take place in week 10 of the season. To qualify you must finish first or second in your division, the winner of the grand final is crowned the Oz Tennis Leagues champion!

All matches must be completed and submitted by midnight on Sunday 24 June to count towards qualification. Players will be notified on the Monday of week 10 if they have qualified for the grand final.

So, don’t delay, get on the court now and see if you can earn enough points to finish in the top two!

Andrew HoldenDaniel MartinezMatch of the week

Our match of the week goes to an absolute cracker in our Brisbane South Tennis League. Last season’s grand finalist, Andrew Holden, up against Oz Tennis Leagues debutant, Daniel Martinez. Andrew, finally, coming out the winner, winning 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (14-12), we’ll let Andrew describe the rest…

“What a crazy match!

 

We made the decision to use some used balls, but they were older than I thought, and this led to some super long rallies, where neither of us could take control and finish points off.

 

Daniel was better and more patient in the first set and took it 6-4. I bounced back in the second to take it 6-4.

 

With the light fading, we opted for a super tiebreak, but even that wasn’t enough to get it done before darkness. Daniel had control early to get to 9-4, but somehow I clawed back against those set points to even it at 9 all. Some more see-sawing in the dark, before we snuck on to a lit court at 12 each to finish off.

 

In the end, I got over the line 14-12, I think; I was too damn tired to remember properly.

 

Daniel was a great rallier and I look forward to playing him again….with NEW balls. Andrew

Great tennis both!

Bonus points

Don’t forget, complete all your matches and you gain 2 extra bonus points.

Completing all your matches

Do not despair if you feel like you are not going to complete all of your matches. The league structure is primarily set-up to encourage friendly, regular tennis. We’re not the 5th grand slam!

Therefore, just try and complete as many matches as you can, meet some new tennis partners and have some fun whilst playing.

And finally..

A few more great match notes from the past week. We love.

“Intense match from the get go. Shreyas produced Lots of winners from the backhand and serves. Had wonderful time playing with Shreyas and all the best to him in the remaining matches.” Paul Kang, Sydney Parramatta Tennis League

“I really enjoy the challenge of playing against Chris, as he mixes things up, and makes it very hard to get any rhythm.” Andrew Holden, Brisbane South Tennis League

“Seriously this comp could not get any better, the games have been incredible, Tu you were a great competitor, thanks for the torture hahahaha” Susan Alexander, Perth North Tennis League

Enjoy week 8 & 9 of the autumn season. See you on the court!

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