Congratulations to our 3 D grade triples teams who over the weekend, competed in their respective Grand Finals. It has been a great effort from all 3 teams, getting through a 14 week home and away season then winning their semi finals last weekend.
Our D6 team had a very narrow win, getting passed the top team Dingley. While our D1 and D4 teams had tough losses in their grand finals, going down in close matches.
Below is a report of each finals match:
- D Grade 6; MCC Glen Iris Valley 3-31 defeated Dingley 3-23 (Tana Sawford, Vincent Ball, Roger Liu and Georgia Kaminis).
Coming into the last set of matches, Dingley only required one set has they had taken 3 sets to 1 lead. The positive for MCC Glen Iris was that they were only 1 game down which meant winning both the remaining sets would mean a certain victory. MCC Glen Iris no.3 player Roger started it off with a stunning 6-0 victory which gave the upper hand to the team. It came down to the last doubles match and Tanna and Vincent handled the pressure beautifully taking it 6-3 assuring the victory. Well done to all four players.
- D Grade 1: MCC Glen Iris Valley lost to Syndal 4 sets to 2 (Adam Wallace, Thomas Andrewartha and George Nanos) It has been a great season from the boys, finishing second on the ladder and making it all the way to the Grand Final. They faced Syndal in the Grand Final who had finished first on the ladder and remained undefeated all season. The boys just come up short as Syndal got over the line in the crucial doubles sets to win 4 sets to 2. Well done on a great season boys!
- D Grade 4: MCC Glen Iris Valley lost to Dingley 4 sets to 2 (Declan O’Shea, Teli Katis, Olivia Smith and Emily Smith) After a tough win the semi final against the other MCC Glen Iris team, the team was keen to get to the Grand Final to take on Dingley who had finished first on the ladder. The team put up an amazing fight, winning the match on games but unfortunately losing on sets which meant a very narrow defeat. A great season from the team and we wish them all the best going forward.