Monday, October 10th, the winners with a score of two wins and 34 points were Lucy Oldfield, Ray Oldfield and Les Bennett. Second placed Runners-up with two wins and 30 points were Alex, Eric and Nev from Mooloolah Valley and in third with two wins and 29 points were Helga Falcongreen, Kevin Lehmann and Ian Hansen. Eileen Pierce of Mooloolah Valley was the lucky Moneyboard winner. It was a most enjoyable day and thanks to all who helped in any way.
Tuesday’s Jackpot Pairs winners with two wins plus 25 were Lucy Oldfield and Ian Hansen. The Touchers went to Les Bennett, Helga Falcongreen and Mo Lawrence. The Jackpot wasn’t won and Richard Groves was the lucky Moneyboard winner. Friday’s winners with the meagre score of plus four were Margaret Ginns and Bob Wilson. The only Sponsors’ Prize winner present was Mo Lawrence who won the $200 worthof IGA goodies. Those to miss out were:- Monica Sherwood for Live Life Villages now worth $100 this week, Les Bennett for Top of the Range Meats and Jade Page for Maung Thai Restaurant.
Saturday morning two matches of Mixed Pairs were played with Peter Duffy [substituting for Bas Crain ] and Helen Caulley narrowly defeating Margaret Ginns and Ben Hooper by a single shot. In the other match, scores were close early but husband and wife combinatio of Roy and Kay Gesch ran out comfortable winners over Ian Hansenand Helga Falcongreen.
This week there is the usual Jackpot Pairs/Triples Tuesday, The Live Life Villages sponsored Nominated Triples Thursday and Social/Barefoot Bowls Friday. There will also be matches in the Scott Fawkes Memorial Handicap Singles played Friday and Saturday. You may have trouble finding someone to mark your game but please try. Sunday, the Maleny Apex Club is having Social Bowls among their members. Good news, Curley Petersen is home from hospital and recovering well from his recent surgery.
Wednesday Spring fixtures recommenced on 5 October after the school holidays and the Maleny Magics were looking for a player and, as reported last week, Jenny O’Connor joined the team. For the next match on 12 October, the Magics required two players and thankfully Jenny once again came to the fore as did Jackie Grey. The team thanks both these players for joining them in their day/s of need.
Congratulations to the hosts, the Witta Hitters, who once again they took the “prize” handsomely even though the games were hard fought. Over a very nice lunch and the usual chit chat, it was said that the tennis had been very good – the general consensus was that the score was not a good indication of the game scores
The Maleny Moovers lost to the Maroochy Malibous by 39 games to 34. It was a close match and enjoyed by Jenny Riding, Carolyn Hale, Jenny O’Connor and Gayle O’Conor
The two leading teams met in Sylvia Harker’s Division. The Maleny Lorikeets were hard pressed with team members absent and sick. They were very grateful to Annie Boyd and Karyn Cook who stood in at short notice. The team lost to to the Kawana Breakers which put Kawana into first place and dislodged the Lorikeets who are now running second.
Not so good for the Witta Wasps: Michelle Macaree, Stacy English, Janet Hill and Anny Stewart, thanks again Anny for filling in. We all had very close points in every game, but just couldn’t get that last point for the game. So at the end of the day it was like this: Maroochydore Missiles 6 sets 40 games to Witta Wasps 2 sets 28 games. Had great tennis and enjoyed the friendship from the Missiles.
On Thursday night the weather had the better of everything so the Lob-Stars didn’t even get on the courts.
The Whistlers had a bad start, losing the first 2sets. But we tried to catch up, little by little. We always have a great and really close match against the Mooloolaba Legends. This time was no exception of course. We finished with 2 wins in the last sets, and that brought us a win. Score was 41 to 38 games, 4 sets each. Team was Liz Mellish, Brenda Warner, Donna Kuskopf and Aki Lepper. Well Done!
The Kestrels were away at Buderim against the Ballinger High Flyers. The team of Pauline, Annie, Annie B and Jeannie had a very good win in very humid conditions. It wasn’t easy with long games. The eventual score was 46-29, 7-1 sets. Well done team.
Witta Tennis club hosted a terrific day of Veterans this week when the Wikings took on the Aces. Captain Mike was away – subbed by Paul Durham who had a scorching day winning all 4 sets. JB showed up feeling a bit shabby but was well supported by his partners and also managed to win all of his sets. The remaining Wikings had the usual roller coaster ride of wins and losses against a very competitive team. The final score Wikings – 57 games 8 sets – Aces – 47 games 4 sets. This match was the last of the season – we will be playing in the finals next month. Thank you to our Wiking regulars – Bevin Smith, Pauline & Larry Fraley, John Bradshaw, Maree & Mike Hooley PLUS all of Witta members who have filled in and helped when needed – Don & Mary-Lou Cole, Russ Prior, Jo Williams, Michelle Macaree & Paul Durham.
The Wagtails drove to Gympie to play the final match of the season. Gympie Gold are always at the top of their game, so points were really hard to come by. We won a few sets, also a few more close games. We had a great day. Score was 37 to 63 games, 3 to 9 sets. Team was Simon Biggs, Wayne Gray, Sean Lepper, Bob Eather, Sue Rheinberger and Aki Lepper.
PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA 22 October contact Pauline 5494 3392 for details or RSVP at the Shed.
Social tennis: Monday 8am; Tuesday 7pm; Thursday 8:30am; Saturday 8:30 am & 1pm. All welcome. Court hire and enquires to Denis 5494 4055 or on the web: http://www.wittatennis.com.au/