Women’s Chelsea Cup 3rd March - Round 4 vs Northcote

Round 4 of Women’s Chelsea Cup vs Northcote produced another fabulous evening of tennis. The team was delighted once again with the strong turn out from their club members and want to thank them for their support. Our Captain Chloe Shin playing at number one stayed true to form easily defeating Northcote’s Elys Ventura 6-1 6-4 who was no match for Chloe’s superior skill. Our number 2 Sarah Weekley made short work of Northcote’s Paige Alter. Sarah never looked particularly troubled and cruised to a 6-3 6-1 win.  Victoria Hartland our number 3 fought valiantly against Northcote’s Emily Martin but went down 6-1 6-1 against a much more experienced player. The star of the evening was our number 4 player Miranda Yuan who was making her debut appearance for the club at Chelsea Cup. She played a fantastic three set match against the more experienced higher ranked Katie Griffith. Miranda was on fire and after a long battle defeated Katie 4-6 6-4 6-4. This was a fantastic result for Miranda.

 Our top doubles pairing of Chloe and Trixie Muller Leiendeder playing against Elys Ventura and Paige Alter proved far too strong for their Northcote opponents and cruised to an easy 6-2 6-0 victory. Our bottom doubles pairing of Sarah and Victoria had a much tougher battle on their hands against Emily Martin and Katie Griffith. At one set all they started the super tie break. Unfortunately Sarah and Victoria tightened up during the last few points and finally went down 6-3 5-7 8-10. A really good effort however against two older much more experienced doubles players.  The result at the end of the night was another win for Campbells Bay who proved to be the stronger team winning 4 out of their 6 matches. We are now half way through the competition and the team is currently in second place on the leader board.

Men’s Chelsea Cup 3rd March - Round 4 vs Northcote

Make it count never meant so much to us as it did last Friday night. Yes you guessed it we won on a count back. 8 sets to 6. So now we stand in 3rd place on the ladder of 8 teams, Northcote on the night stood in 7th place. One would assume we would have had an easier win but this early in the competition it really depends on who you have played so far. Unlike a Hollywood blockbuster you really don’t know what might happen on “Fight Night”. Adam and Mark had their first doubles loss and I know that would have hurt. They went down 4-6, 6-2,10-8 to Andy Allen and Steve Downs. Steve Downs was once ranked World No.1 Junior Doubles player in 1993. So I guess an old dog’s tricks do work!

The Fanguna Bros almost literally spiked their opponents Liam Cunliffe and Joel Cattell 6-1, 6-0 on their way to a volleyball game they were playing later that evening. Now I understand a lot more about their on-court acrobatics! The singles matches were evenly matched. Win or lose every game and certainly every set counted. Adam Thompson lost to Andrew Allan 6-3, 6-2. Mark Nielsen won against Steve Downs 6-1, 6-2. Connor Van Dalsum in his Chelsea Cup debut lost courageously to Liam Cunliffe 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. And Brendon Furness was all business as usual keeping the number tidy in defeating his opponent Patrick Yarker 7-5, 6-2.

Thank you to all who came and supported the team!

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