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Spring season: week seven – the lowdown

by | Dec 6, 2017 | News |

The lowdown

We are now into week 8 of the spring 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 17 December 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!

Matches of the week

So many 3 set matches taking place over the past couple of weeks, we couldn’t possibly pick just one! Here’s just a few of our favourites.

Saurav ChatterjeeSaurav Chatterjee (pictured) vs Leandra Coffey, Sydney Inner West Tennis League – 7-6, 5-7, 7-5

“It was a nail-biting classic 3 setter. The game itself was a see seesaw battle played in the blistering Sydney heat over three and a half hours. It was a pleasure to play Leandra, she is a great competitor. I am lobbying for game of the week 🙂 Saurav

David McKelvie vs Ludo Sprauer, Perth North Tennis League – 6-4, 6-7, 1-6

“Great match. Two and a half hours long. 30 degree heat. Ludo saved 5 or 6 match points then wiped the floor with me in the last set. Good luck for the rest of the tournament.” David

Jamie CrickJamie Crick (pictured) vs Ryan Agland, Sydney Inner West Tennis League – 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

“Ryan and I have played each other 4 times now, and every time it’s gone to three sets. This was the closest, most roller coaster one yet. At 4-1 up in the third set, I thought I had him, but he won the next 4 games and was serving for the match. Somehow I broke back and then hung on for the narrowest of wins. Epic.” Jamie

Lorenzo Nevin vs Martin Frutiger, Sydney Inner West Tennis League – 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

“Martin was possibly the nicest guy in the entire Oz Tennis Leagues. Kept apologising even when he didn’t need to. Put on a serving masterclass for the ages in the first set where no breaks were had. I just hung in there like I usually do until it dipped then capitalised in the 2nd and 3rd sets. Lorenzo

Great tennis everyone!!

Jayne BullockPlayers of the week

Again, we couldn’t pick just one, so our player of the week award goes to Jayne Bullock (pictured) from our Perth North Tennis League and Harsh Patil in our Sydney Parramatta Tennis League. Between them they played 11 matches in the last two weeks, Jayne winning 4 and Harsh winning 6 out of 6. What a couple of weeks, we think that’s a record number of victories in a two week period from Harsh.

Both players looking in good shape to make their grand finals!

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.

“Epic game with lots of great rallies. Zelko defended himself well.” Elias Haddad, Sydney Eastern Suburbs Tennis League

“God it was blazing hot! The first set was a real battle struggle, with the both of us setting up and executing plays. By the 2nd set the heat really got to us, eventually my power serves resulted in many double faults compared to Sean’s awesome consistent ones. It was a great game!” Horacio Do Rosario Aleixo, Melbourne Inner City Tennis League

“Played in great spirit and lots of long rallies!” Stephen Phillips, Canberra Tennis League

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

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