Doutta Galla had 3 teams out of our 5 playing in grand finals on recently and 2 out of 3 won on the night.
Congratulations to the A Reserve 1 Boys and A Reserve 3 Boys for fantastic wins. Unfortunately our combined A Special DGTC / Hadfield team were defeated narrowly.
Unfortunately the B Grade 1 and D Grade 1 Boys did not make the finals, but there is always next season.
A Res 1 PremiersThe A Reserve 1 Boys (Kavindu, James, Drew & Kieran, shown opposite [Click on the image for a larger version]) played a very close match and won by 1 game! Kav fought bravely against probably the only player that had given Kav any trouble all season but then played a fantastic doubles with Kieran to clinch victory (with a final shot to win the game that would have beaten Pat Rafter himself, but that’s another story). Also great effort by James in a narrow singles loss but to steal back a few extra games in his singles was pivotal in making the difference on the scoreboard, Kieran and Drew both had outstanding wins in their singles to put the team in a good position and in the end 1 game was enough….well done boys.
The A Reserve 3 Boys led by Derek at number one, Taylor, Steven and Joel made strong going of the singles and in the end the results gave the team a four game lead heading into the two doubles, two outstanding doubles results 6-2, 6-2 saw the team pile on 8 extra games and the result was never in doubt! Derek has been outstanding all year, with Taylor at number 2 with great support, Steven has gone from strength to strength and Joel showed some uncanny flair in the final with some right and left handed (that’s right) volleys which were amazing to watch! Great win.
Unfortunately the A Special team suffered some late injuries with their number 1 girl forced to withdraw on the night and Doutta’s very own Michael Mann unavailable (school function) made the task heavy going…… Doutta’s Emma Brennan however stepped into the mix and turned it on with a great singles win at number 3, the team however was overpowered in the doubles. Special mention to our very own Jim Brennan for all the hard work he has put into the team this year and getting them to the final was outstanding in itself. Congratulations to all our teams, it was an excellent season from everyone.