Pennant finals are here

Grovedale Yellow and Black: Back: Johan Lee, Lily Patrick, Lucius Adedoja, Will Guerra, Tom Plunkett. Front: Gem Mayall, Zara Parikh, Harvey Thomson, Lou Earls. Absent: River Wilson. (supplied)

It was the last home and away match for all eight team sections in Tennis Geelong’s Junior and Senior Pennants, and in Green Ball 2, all results affected ladder positions.

All Saints became minor premiers after a 4-2 win over Barwon Heads.

The teams split the doubles, but the Saints were more consistent in the singles winning three of the four, with Ian Hwang and Molly Geddes winning their two sets.

Lara relinquished top spot when third placed Highton took the win away from home four sets to two. There was only one-game the difference in the singles with both teams winning two sets, but Highton proved the stronger combinations, taking both doubles 6-4, with Tom Rix and Tanner Brand winning their two sets.

While Lara dropped a place, they still have the double chance when they face All Saints this week, who they are yet to record a win against.

Inverleigh drew on sets with Leopold for the second time this season, although they were ahead by five games in Round 7, this week they went down by one game.

Inverleigh had three good wins in the singles, but Leopold did slightly better in the doubles and remaining singles, ending their season on a good note, but out of finals contention.

The final match of the week was Grovedale Yellow against club rivals Black in another match tied on sets, but Yellow ahead by three games at the end of the morning. Yellow’s doubles combinations of Lucius Adedoja and Harvey Thomson and Lou Earls and Thomas Plunkett gave the team a good start with 6-2, 6-1 wins, however, Black proved stronger in the singles winning three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, but Harvey Thomson won his second set for the morning, which was enough to put Yellow ahead.

The win pushed Yellow ahead of Inverleigh and into fourth place, putting them in the elimination final against Highton. Highton have won both of their matches through the season, so Grovedale may have their work cut out for them, but anything can happen on the day.