Pennant-tile-700x450After the first round of sectional finals last weekend, MCC Glen Iris Valley has 4 teams get through to the second week of the finals series, while 4 teams bowed out. The teams to progress will now be put up against teams from the other sections in their respective grades.

It will be a bit of an unknown for our teams as they have not played their opponents during the home and away season. All teams are ranked on their “average points” for the season and then placed into an elimination draw. The two teams from the same section are placed on opposite sides of the draw.

Below is a summary of the teams that are through to the finals:

  • Women’s Grade 3: Emily Tinker, Tamara Bajagic, Chloe Green, Talia Pati and Sienna Di Natale. Only losing one match for the whole season, the girls continued on with their good home and away form with a convincing 6 rubbers to nil victory over 4th placed Dingley in their semi final over the weekend. After narrowly losing in the semi final last year, the girls are extremely confident they can go all the way.
    Match this weekend: Home match Vs Bulleen (Semi Final)
  • Women’s Grade 4 (Sunday): Claire Wilkinson, Kajol Babu, Aarmaya Chandran, Leona Doan and Leyla Muir. Another one of our teams which had a dominant home and away season finishing on top of the ladder. They faced off with Altona Tennis Club who finished 4th. After splitting the doubles rubbers, the girls powered on in the singles taking all 4 matches and record a great 5 rubbers to 1 victory to consolidate their spot in the section finals.
    Match this weekend: Home match Vs East Preston Park (Quarter Final)
  • Women’s Grade 5: Alice Sunnucks, Samantha Byass, Bethany Sutton, Georgia Kristiansen and Alisa Joukovski. Our 3rd women’s team to finish on top of the ladder during the home and away season, the girls played 4th place Geelong in the semi final over the weekend. After splitting the doubles rubbers, the girls showed off their great singles form winning all 4 singles matches to take the win 5 rubbers to 1. No.1 and 2 players Alice and Samantha started it off, with 2 convincing straight sets wins.
    Match this weekend: NO Match – Grade 5 was held up due to incomplete matches
  • Men’s Grade 6: Darren Lim, Sean Munaweera, Matt Tsimos, Trent Mills, Lee Blashki and Andrew Sucevic. The guys finished 4th on the ladder and took East Camberwell who had only dropped one match all season. East Camberwell was without their number 1 player, so the boys were confident they could get the job done. After splitting the doubles and going a setup, Darren Lim and Trent Mills had straight set wins which meant the other 2 matches weren’t needed to be played. A great result for the team.
    Match this weekend: Away match Vs Yarraville (Last 16)

Good luck to the four teams over the weekend.

Angelo Giampaolo




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