Pointy end for summer tennis

S4X Grovedale Yellow: Rose Sleep, Catherine Flahavin, Fletcher Allen and Matthew Allen. (supplied)

Tennis Geelong’s Senior Pennant is getting to the pointy end of the season with all teams this week fighting for a spot in next week’s grand finals.

Minor Premiers Barwon Heads (1 Men) showed they will be tough to beat coming into good form, getting over Ocean Grove Red six sets to love, while Waurn Ponds had a much closer tussle with Western Heights Uniting just getting home by four games.

Ocean Grove fared better in its two other finals with the 3 Men’s team winning through 4-2 over Drysdale, and 3 Open coming from fourth to book their spot in next week’s final with a three rubbers to one victory over Moolap.

Moolap had mixed fortunes in their three other finals with the minor premiers in 4 Open winning through against Hamlyn Park three rubbers to one and 5 Mixed having a day out with a 6-0 win over Grovedale Yellow, but 3 Mixed were defeated by Clifton Springs/Drysdale 5-1.

Highton split their day winning two of four finals, with their White team in 6 Open having one of the best wins of the day, four rubbers to love over Wandana Heights and one of the closest with 1 Mixed getting over minor premiers Grovedale Black by only three games. The 2 Mixed didn’t fare so well with a 4-2 loss to Grovedale, while 1 Open also went down to Grovedale.

Grovedale had the most matches this week with six in total, and in the remaining two finals went down to Clifton Springs Blue in 4 Mixed, while in 5 Open the club had a win over Wandana Heights White three rubbers to one.

Surfcoast participated in four finals, but only managed to advance in 6 Open when Jan Juc beat Barwon Heads three rubbers to one. Drysdale managed to get the best of 6 Mixed with a 5-1 win over Bellbrae, and Bannockburn took their second win for the season over Bellbrae in 2 Men.

The closest result in Open this week went to Torquay and Wandana Heights in Section 2 with the teams tied on rubbers and sets, but Wandana winning by two games.

Waurn Ponds also had a close call in their 4 Open match against All Saints with the teams level on rubbers, but the Ponds ahead by two sets and one game, while the one grudge match between Lara White and Blue also produced a tie on rubbers, but Blue ahead by two sets and six games.