April 2009

The Anzac Day Trophy 2009

Anzac Winners

ANZAC Day Winners Lee Pessall & Vince Scopelliti

Eight pairs contested this event, ranging from Tony Miach off 30 handicap through to players in the mid-sixties. There was plenty of competitive tennis; all pairs won at least one match.

In the end, the day was a triumph for the Pessall/Page household. In the semi-final matches, Lee Pessall, paired with Vince Scopelliti, readily defeated the experienced pairing of Steve Wood and Peter Stanley, while Julia Page and Natalie Tricarico held their nerve to edge out Julie Davies and Fiona Hewson by a single point.

Many spectators felt that Lee would do the right thing, and allow domestic dominance to continue, but he clearly harboured thoughts of an entirely different nature; Vince and Lee were unrelenting in the final, winning it 6-0. They served extremely tightly, never allowing the ladies into the rallies on an even keel, then Vince, in particular, played some very solid ground shots.

It was a entirely successful day for Lee Pessall, who had started (pre-tournament) with a win in the John Poolman Trophy.

The ANZAC Day Trophy 2009.

ANZAC Day (25 April) falls on a Saturday this year. There will be a small handicap doubles tournament played in the afternoon. Please sign up on the sheet at the club, or call the professionals, if you would like to join in. Members of all levels and experience are encouraged to enter.