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Summer season: week seven – the lowdown

by | Mar 21, 2018 | News |

The lowdown

We are now into week 8 of the summer 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 1 April 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! Our two favourites coming from the same divsion, in the same league – division 2 of our Perth North Tennis League.

Daniel MeloDaniel Melo (pictured) vs David Mckelvie – 6-7 (7-9), 5-7

“Epic game lasting for 2 hours 15 minutes. On another day it could have been 6-0 6-0 to Daniel. He was 4-0 in the first set and I just couldn’t compete. Luckily my luck changed. He had set points in both sets. The game was played in a good spirit and he’s a nice guy to play. Hopefully we can play again and he can get a chance to set the record straight. Good luck for the rest of the season. David

“What a match! David had a slow start. I was leading the first set 5-1 and despite getting many chances to finish the set he started to be play more aggressively and manged to take it to a tie break and got it. Unbelievable effort and well deserved come back. The second set was really tight. I had opportunities to finish the set when I finally broke David’s serve at 5-4, but once again David had a strong mind game and got me 5-7. Great match, so much fun and lots of learning from this game. Absolutely well deserved. I look forward to re match! =) Daniel

LudoJohn Strachan vs Ludo Sprauer – 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)

“Great match that swung one way, then the other, then the other. Ludo started off playing superb tennis to which I had no answer in the first set. Fortunately for me, he didn’t manage to keep it going in the 2nd set and I snuck it 7-5. We were both struggling as it was a warm, still night in Perth so we decided to play a tie-breaker and at 8-8 it was anyone’s game to win. Fortunately for me, I just snuck it 10-8. Ludo is a great player and a super nice guy so look forward to another match.” John

Great tennis everyone!!

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.

“Thanks Leandra for an excellent match in the scorching heat. Her ground strokes were awesome. “ Lalit Pant, Sydney Inner West Tennis League

“Best match yet! Caroline is a very good & strong player generating a lot of power and with very good ground-strokes. We had a great match, a lot of running and some long rallies. Caroline was too strong for me but it was a great match to play!” Tanya Louise, Melbourne Inner City Tennis League

“It was great of Chris to host me at his home court. The start was tight and fast, before I ran away with the first set. The second set was a lot closer, with Chris making me dig deep to hold off a set point at 4-5, before I just got over the line in a close tie-breaker. I’m looking forward to playing Chris again” Andrew Holden, Brisbane South Tennis League

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

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