Women’s Handicap Doubles 30 March
It was nice to see some old familiar faces and some new faces this year in the RMTC Women’s handicap doubles, including sisters Olivia and Isabelle Carr, Yvonne Rout and Andrea Hamer, seasoned doubles pair of Julia Page and Carla Story, newcomers Suzanne Jenner and Bonnie Studd, Suzanne Mason and Marissa Barter-Waters, and the newly paired Fiona Hewson and Anabelle Guest.
It was a fun day with some good tennis and it all ran smoothly, thanks to the pros.
Anabelle Guest and Fiona Hewson defeated Yvonne Rout and Andrea Hamer 6/1.
Anzac Day Tournament 25 April
With the Australian flag flying over the mezzanine, fourteen players gathered to play a singles and doubles knock out event on Anzac afternoon.
At the same time the block buster football game was being played between Essendon and Collingwood over at the MCG. Some members seemed to enjoy watching Essendon get off to a flying start over Collingwood in the first quarter, but it was all downhill from there, with Collingwood the eventual winners playing to a record crowd, including our own Chris Chapman who made an appearance on television! Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the closely contested Singles semi final between doubles partners Heughan and Hewson who played to a nearly empty dedan, no doubt due to the exciting AFL game being viewed on the tele! In the Singles final between Hewson and Arndt, it started off a close contest, 25 mins on the clock, with Arndt and Hewson going game for game to 3 all, but Arndt maintained her strong form to close out the match 5/3.
We saw some close matches throughout the day, with Hewson/Heughan overcoming their opponents, Patterson/MacAleavy 6/5, after 5 all forty all, the very same result of their quarter final against Jenner/Frankcom. Patterson and MacAleavey had a good day out with some solid tennis and they were unlucky not to make the final, being pipped at the post by Claire and Fiona.
The doubles final was between Howcroft/Endersbee and Hewson/Heughan. It started off a close contest however quickly the serve and volley game of Endersbee and the accurate use of tambour by Howcroft became too much for Heughan/Hewson and it was a quick set.
Tasty sushi and sashimi was a popular choice, combined with Anzac biscuits for afternoon tea.
Thanks to Nick and Kate for their efforts ensuring the day ran smoothly, and thanks to all players for staying all afternoon and supporting the event.
The results of the finals were:
Kathryn Arndt was the winner of the Singles event, defeating Fiona Hewson 5/3.
Russ Howcroft and Richard Endersbee defeated Fiona Hewson and Claire Heughan in the doubles final 6/2.