WINTER PENNANT GRAND FINAL RESULTS
SATURDAY WINTER PENNANT – GRAND FINAL RESULTS
16th September 2017
Wodonga Larrikins 3/44 (Piergrosse, Oates, Price, Wilson) defeated Thurgoona Jade 3/33 (Rooke, Simpfendorfer, Baldwin, Davis)
Best Player Award
Winner: Jeanne Piergrosse; Runner up: Wendy Wolter
Uiver Park 3/37 (Guy, R. Jones, Huckstepp, Ereg) defeated Glenly 3/31 (Hodges, Carlin, C. Jones, Brawn)
Winner: Jenny Guy; Runner up: Robyn Jones
St Patricks/Diggerville 4/41 (M. Shanahan, Ahern, Parnell) defeated Wodonga 2/31(Meagher, Hawkins, McLean)
Winner: Matthew Paull; Runner up: Travis Leenaerts
Wodonga Bushrangers 4/38 (Rutledge, Neill, Robertson, Ebert) defeated Forest Hill Diggers 2/35 (G. Graetz, R. Graetz, L Graetz, C. Wood)
Winners: Steve O’Connell and John McVean; Runner up: Greg White
Wodonga Pirates 5/46 (Farrar, Gadd, Morrison, Rokahr) defeated Glenly 1/34 (Ebery, Jim Hines, Cannon, Hubanic)
Winner: Chris Rokahr; Runner up: John Seidel
Forest Hill Swans 5/33 (Murphy, Lieschke, Foard) defeated Wodonga Eagles 1/19 (Brewer, Edwards, Plested)
Winner: Zac Reid; Runner up: Ryan Lowe
St Patricks/Diggerville Green 5/34 (Briese, Jhonston, Filiponi) defeated Wodonga Aces 1/9 (Anderson, Quinlan, Plested)
Winner: Ashley Moore; Runner up: Keeley Moore
Cool, windy conditions and close matches were the order of the day in the finale of Albury Tennis Association’s winter pennant at the weekend.
Two dominant sets mid afternoon by Jeanne Piergrosse, Emily Price, Kendall Oates and Rhonda Wilson proved the difference, setting up Wodonga Larrkins’ triumph against Thurgoona Jade in Section 1 ladies. With sets locked at 3 each, Larrikins finished 11 games to the good with Jackie Rooke and Jo Simpfendorfer best for Jade. In the men, St Patricks/Diggerville rattled away with the final 3 rubbers and the premiership in a good battle against Wodonga. Mark Shanahan, Lewis Ahern and Rory Parnell all contributed for the winners while Terry McLean claimed 2 sets for Wodonga.
Glenly Gold started slowly and didn’t recover the early deficit, going down by 6 games to Uiver Park in their Section 2 encounter. Jenny Guy was in good touch all afternoon with support from Robyn Jones, Brenda Huckstepp and Margit Ereg. Leonie Hodges, Sue Carlin, Chris Jones and Maggie Brawn fought hard for Glenly.
A three set haul from Wodonga Bushrangers’ Mark Neill assisted his team to a 4 sets to 2 salute over Forest Hill Diggers. Mike Rutledge, Brett Robertson and Sam Ebert also performed well with Chris Wood the standout for Diggers.
In Section 3, Wodonga Pirates claimed 3 tie break wins in its defeat of Glenly. Craig Farrar, Leigh Gadd, Jack Morrison and Chris Rokahr had the answers when it counted. Darryl Ebery and Jim Cannon claimed one set for Glenly with Jim Hines and Geoff Hubanic putting up an excellent fight. Forest Hill Swans claimed a 5 sets to 1 victory over Wodonga Eagles in the Section 4 decider. Taj Murphy, Ky Lieschke and Lenny Foard played solid tennis all afternoon with Frank Brewer best for Eagles. SPD Green, with Harry Briese, Ryan Jhonston and Reece Filiponi all firing easily accounted for Wodonga Aces in Section 5.