A great weekend for the club has seen 3 of our ladies teams advance to the next round of the Tennis Victoria Winter Pennant season.
Our women’s Grade 3 team have made it through to the Grand Final, our Women’s Grade 4 will play their semi final this Saturday, while the women’s Grade 5 team will play their respective Semi Final Saturday the 26th. A Grand Final win would be a massive result for our Grade 3 girls after narrowly losing in last years semi final.
It has been a great season for all 3 ladies teams and to get this far is an amazing effort.
The only final team to fall over the past weekend was the Grade 6 men’s team (Darren Lim, Sean Munaweera, Matt Tsimos, Trent Mills, Lee Blashki and Andrew Sucevic) who went down to Yarraville.
Below is a summary of the matches from the previous week:
Womens Grade 3:
MCC Glen Iris 5-11-73 def Bulleen 1-3-45
The girls had another comfortable victory on the weekend defeating Bulleen 5 matches to 1. After Emily/Tamara and Chloe/Talia had easy straight sets wins in the doubles, the girls only required one match to take the victory. Tamara and Talia had straight sets victories in their singles which confirmed the win. This means the girls will take on Centre Court Indoor after they defeated Essendon in the other Semi Final. The Grand Final will be played at Royal South Yarra this Saturday morning. Best of luck Girls!!
- Saturday 19th August: Vs Centre Court Indoor @ RSY (Grand Final)
Women’s Grade 4:
MCC Glen Iris 4-9-64 def East Preston Park 2-5-65
The girls had a hard fought win on the weekend defeating East Prseton Park. Once again the doubles proved to be the difference with Claire/Aarmaya and Leyla/Leona taking both doubles, one in straight and one in 3 to take a 2 rubbers to 0 lead. East Preston Park hit back winning the no.2 and 3 singles respectively. Claire and Leona outplayed there opponents in there singles match winning both in straight sets and claiming the win for MCC Glen Iris. The girls will now take on Knox City this Saturday in the semi final. Knox City had a comfortable victory against Templestowe park in there quarter final match over the weekend.
- Saturday 19th August: Vs Knox City @ Knox City (Semi Final)
Womens Grade 5:
No match last weekend. The girls will once again not have a match this weekend as they have been put straight into the semi final due to the there solid home and away season. 6 teams remain with 4 teams playing this week to earn a spot in the semi final.
Men’s Grade 6:
MCC Glen Iris 2-5-54 lost to Yarravile 3-7-58
The boys put up a great fight narrowly losing to Yarraville over the weekend. After splitting the doubles rubbers and they were 1 set down, MCC Glen Iris Valley’s no.1 and no.2 player knew they had their work cut out as Yarraville are extremely strong at the top of the order. Unfortunately, Darren and Sean both lost in straight sets sealing the victory for Yarraville. It was a great season for the boys who knocked off the 1st team on the ladder in last weeks final. They were the best-performed men’s team for the season. Well done guys.
MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club