April 12th — Rogues Gallery vs In Your Grille
Rogues Galley secure a place in the Night League Final!
(B) Tripp Estabrook/ John Murphy vs Steve De Voe/Keith Mayes
Captain Keith Mayes and his partner Steve were fired up for this match. They knew they needed to win all 3 matches to secure a spot in the final. They were up against some tough competition. This was a high standard of tennis. At time it really was A standard of quality. They were down in the early stages of the match as john Murphy was forcing well and Tripp was Volleying extremely well from both sides of the net. Keith 7 Steve being the fighters that they are, never gave in. They eventually took the lead, 8/7. After that they never looked back and won the match.
In Your Grille win 10/7
(A) Tom Rowe/Chris Cushing vs Petra Napolitano/ Steve De Voe
This was another really tight match. Chris was having to play at the top of his game to win this match. He was supported well by his partner Tom. They held a 1 game lead for most of the match. Petra & Steve were being cheered on loudly by their team to pull off some magic & they did. With only a minute left they won the 13th game which won them the match and the a very important point.
In Your Grille win 7/6
(C) Jacqueline Siefert/ John Murphy vs Shirley Freitag/ Mary Stevens
It came down to the last match. Whomever won this match were secure a spot in the Night League Final with the loser having to settle for a Semi Final playoff.
Jacqueline Siefert & John Murphy were coming up against the inform Shirley & Mary who had won the last 3 matches they played together. Jackie & John knew they needed to get off to a strong start and they did just that. Both players were hitting the ball nicely and raced to a 4/0 lead . Shirley & Mary were struggling to get any rhythm early on. They started show they were not going to go down with a fight as they won 2 games in a row to make it 4/2. After that it was one way traffic Jackie & John ran out easy winners.
Rogues Gallery win 10/3
Player of the night – Steve De Voe. Helped his side secure 2 points even with having a colonoscopy in the morning. Now that is Commitment! We done Steve
Shot of the Night – Petra Napolitano for her fiercely struck volley force in to the dedan off a Chris Cushing serve.
Rogues Gallery pick up 2 points for winning one match & for highest attendance
In Your Grille pick up 3 points winning 2 matches & the night.
12 people went back to Racquets club for dinner. We had Pulled pork burgers and homemade potato salad. It was outstanding. Those who didn’t come really missed out this time. Remember it is free for the first 20 members.
NIGHT LEAGUE TABLE
|Teams||Matches Played||Matches Won||Night Won||Highest Team attendance||Overall Points|
|In Your Grille||8||14||6||4||24|