Mansfield Red farewells with a win as Blue are fi­nals bound

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT - Scores:

A FIT­TING fin­ish to the last round of the home and away matches in the Euroa Dis­trict Ladies Win­ter Ten­nis saw Mansfield Red vs Mansfield Blue.

Blue was al­ready guar­an­teed a spot in the semi fi­nal, with only the po­si­tion to be de­ter­mined.

Red, for the first time in many years, (in fact so long ago no one can re­mem­ber) could not make the semis, so this was not a do or die match.

Although you would have thought Red had the chance of mak­ing the semis as they played with such gusto to fin- ish their sea­son on a high.

On what was per­fect weather con­di­tions, the play­ers took to the court.

Karyn Fraser and Deb Mims against Lisa Lang and Clare Beecham got off to a great start, tak­ing the first three games.

Blue fought back and a bat­tle en­sued, with Red tak­ing the set 8-5.

Next door Melva An­stee and Loretta Ar­mitage against Jill Breadon and Amanda Clee­land had a slow start but fought back go­ing down 5-8.

So it was back to the start with an even play­ing field.

Fraser and An­stee took on Lang and Breadon, claw­ing to a tie-breaker af­ter be­ing down by a few games, which fell Red’s way.

Mims and Ar­mitage wanted the same re­sult as they fought a bat­tle against Beecham and Clee­land tak­ing out a tie breaker also.

De­spite be­ing t hree sets to one up there was only two games the dif­fer­ence.

The last round the scores were 8-5 in both sets, each to Red.

An af­ter­noon tea fol­lowed re­flect­ing on the sea­son and wish­ing the Blue team all the best against Terip Terip this week, with Be­nalla Play­ing Euroa Pur­ple in the semi fi­nals at Mansfield. Terip 2-32 Euroa Pink 32.5

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.