It was prelim finals weekend in the Wilby and District Tennis Association last weekend.
With two matches deciding next week’s Grand Finalists, there was a lot on the line.
Tungamah vs Mulwala.
Defending champions Tungamah hosted Mulwala at Tungamah on Friday night. With Mulwala riding high after their victory over Wilby last week, a great contest was expected.
However, the weather gods intervened with only 3 sets being completed for the night.
This ensured that Tungamah, who finished the season in 2nd place on the ladder, progressed to next weeks final courtesy of a washout.
Telford vs Savernake
The juggernaut that is Telford hosted the surprise packet of the final’s series, Savernake, on Saturday on the lawn.
After the regular season Telford finished on 76 out of a possible 80 points, with their only blemish a 4 all heat rule in the final round.
Savernake on the other hand finished on 17 points at the bottom of the table.
It was certainly a David vs Goliath contest and it proved to be that way in the end.
Telford’s men got the ball rolling winning all of their 6 sets and only conceding 9 games.
Well done to Jason Partelle, Andrew Banks, James Banks and Caleb Mitchell on their efforts to gain Telford a handy lead.
The ladies were a similar story with Telford winning 5 out of the 6 sets, with Georgie Bruce and Norma Toms winning the lone set for Savernake 6-4 over Sandra Banks and Chris Hawkins.
Angela and Margaret won their 3 sets.
With the result beyond doubt, Telford powered home in the mixed winning 3 of the 4 sets to take the win 93 games to 36 to end Savernake’s season.
This sets up another Grand Final clash between Tungamah and Telford, which might be the 4th year in a row.
Telford will go in as warm favourites given the season they have put together so far.
However, Tungamah can’t be discounted as they have played in the last 17 Grand Finals and are going for their 15th win.
Should be a great night of tennis next Friday at the YLTC.
A BBQ and presentation will follow the completion of play.