Tennis season shaping up well

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Compiled by Jen Franks

THE season is shaping up well at Ocean Grove Tennis Club.
Five out of 15 teams are top of the ladder in their divisions – Sections 3, 9, 18 Red, 20 Red and 21.
In section 20 Ocean Grove Red is top with Ocean Grove White second on the ladder. Teams 13, 18 White and 20 White are in the top four.
This week all teams will have played against the complete schedule of opposition teams, and will therefore have a good idea of the calibre of competition going forward.
Friday night is a busy night at the club. There are three development squads – First Squad, Junior Development and then the Advanced Squad.
This is also a good night for parents to come in with queries, as the committee members are usually around preparing for the Saturday competition, and having a cuppa together!
In social news, there was a very successful halloween evening at the club on 31 October.
Many club members and their children came down to the club for a barbecue dinner and social evening. The children then went trick or treating in groups and returned with bags full of treats.
The next social event is the Christmas Party on Saturday 12 December where all members are welcome. There will be a lovely dinner, children activities, a visit from santa and carol singing. This will be a very special night, and one not to be missed!
Important Dates
27 November – There is a trivia night at the club for a community work fund-raiser. See flyer on clubroom window for more information.
12 December – Last home and away match before the break and the OGTC Christmas function is held at the club – all members welcome, details on clubroom noticeboard.
11-14 January – Warrnambool Country Week Tournament.
30 January – Tennis recommences after Christmas break.
Here are the results from 7 November:
Section 1 Boys played at Waurn Ponds Red and lost 5,33 – 1, 24. Liam Carroll filled in and won his singles 3-6.
Section 2 Boys played at Home against Airey’s Inlet and lost 2,20-4,30. Nick McMahon and Michael Maertzdorf won their singles.
Section 3 Girls played at home against Geelong Lawn Green and won 6,36-0,7. Steph Golightly, Brooke Vigilante, Edelle McKinlay and Emily Kehagias won all of their sets.
Section 4 Mixed travelled to Torquay and won 0,21-6,36. Annie Simpson, Claudia Britt, Ned Simpson and Emmett Hudson won all of their sets.
Section 7 Boys Red hosted Western Heights Uniting at Home and lost 0,19-6,30.
Section 7 Boys White played at Moolap and lost 5,30-1,16. Jack James won his singles.
Section 9 Girls hosted Torquay at Home and won 6,36-0,17. Jaweria Shah, Natasha Miller, Aimee Howarth and Kiana Harrison Roberts all played well to secure the win.
Section 13 Boys travelled to Western Heights Uniting and won 2,22-4,29. Sam Hines and Lachie Corrigan won all of their sets, with Charlie Larsen and Mitch Arumets winning their doubles.
Section 15 Boys 4,28-2,30. Scott Campbell and Zac Dwyer won their singles, and then their doubles together.
Section 16 Mixed hosted Highton at Home and won 5,33-1,23. Indigo Crawley and Easton Pennycook won all of their sets and played doubles together.
Section 18 Girls Red played at Grovedale and won 2,18-4,32. Emmy Bowyer and Aislynn McKinlay won all of their sets.
Section 18 Girls White played at Home against Barwon Heads and drew 3,26-3,26. Lucy Teese and Maddie Searle won their singles and then their doubles together.
Section 20 Girls Red travelled to Portarlington and 1,22-5,34. Allanah Wilkens and Georgia Antonio won all of their sets, playing in the doubles together.
Section 20 Girls White played at Home against Lethbridge and drew 3,19-3,19. Clare Walker and Tara Sampson won all of their sets.
Section 21 Boys played at nearby Barwon Heads and won 2,17-4,31. James Splatt and Max Briesch teamed up in the doubles, after first winning their singles.
Here are the results from 14 November:
Section 1 Boys played Geelong Lawn at Home and won 6,36-0,8 with a missing player from the opposition. Sabastian Bouma, Joel McMahon and Zane Beazley all played well in this match-up.
Section 2 Boys played at Newcomb and lost 5,35-1,16. Nick McMahon won his singles.
Section 3 Girls hosted Waurn Ponds at Home and lost 1,24-5,31. Brooke Vigilante won her singles.
Section 4 Mixed played against Grovedale Yellow at Home and lost 1,20-5,33. Claudia Britt won her singles.
Section 7 Boys Red played at Geelong Lawn White and won 2,27-4,34. George Wheeldon and Harry Copperwaite won all of their sets, and Sunny Levinson and Chris McMahon won their doubles.
Section 7 Boys White played at Leopold and lost by just 2 games 3,27-3,25. Josh Miller won his singles and doubles.
Section 9 Girls hosted Centre Court at Home and won 6,36-0,17. Jaweria Shah, Aimee Howarth, Sophie Beale and Kiana Harrison Roberts played very well to win every set.
Section 13 Boys played at Leopold and won 1,18-5,31. Drew Honey and Sam Hines won all of their sets.
Section 15 Boys hosted Wandana Heights at Home and lost 3,25-3,30. Perry Kottek and Isaac Scerri won all of the three sets on this day.
Section 16 Mixed travelled to Waurn Ponds and lost 4,30 -2,28. Rohan Crawley won his singles, Hannah Steele and Easton Pennycook won their doubles. Many other sets were very close.
Section 18 Girls Red had a forfeit 6,360,00.
Section 18 Girls White played at Wandana Heights and lost 4,31-2,26. Ruby Fry and Charli Duckett won their singles to get the 2 sets.
Section 20 Girls Red played Ocean Grove White and it was a draw 3,25-3,25. Emily O’Kane and Georgia Gill won all of their sets for the Reds and Summer Von Aderkas McFarlane and Clare Walker won all of their sets for the Whites.
Section 20 Girls White as above.
Section 21 Boys hosted Waurn Ponds at Home and won 6,36-0,9. Will Baker, Ben Bowers, Max Briesch and Henry Wood all played very well to win all sets.
In The Seniors:
Section 2 Men Red – 4th on the ladder
Section 2 Men White – 5th on the ladder
Section 3 Mixed – 5th on the ladder
Section 5 Men Red – 5th on the ladder
Section 5 Men White – 3rd on the ladder
Section 8 Mixed Red – 7th on the ladder
Section 8 Mixed White – 8th on the ladder
Section 9 Mixed – 7th on the ladder
Results compiled by Jen Franks. Go to ‘David Franks Tennis Coaching’ facebook page for results, tips and more information.

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