Autumn Pennant 2019 entered the Sudden Death Teams Finals this week with winning Teams making it to the Grand Final action next week and the defeated teams having their premiership glory hopes ended.
In Division 2, an upset win by Team Two will see them take on ever consistent Team Three in the Division 2 Autumn 2019 Premiership Grand Final.
Team Two were able to get an upset win over the top side in Team One with 2 rubbers to 1 win, booking their spot in the Grand Final decider. Heather Laity was able to get the first win for Team Two as she defeated the much improving fill in Grace Sparks 3 games to 2 in a match lasting over an hour, with lots of great shot making and gave Team Two the first rubber. Chelsea Thornton showed no signs of pressure as she was able to get the vital win for her team against Maz Valentino winning in 3 games. Davin DeMarco was the only highlight in a disappointing end to the season for Team One as he was able to account for Fill in Chelsea Thornton in 3 games.
Team Three lead by Gloria Jago who had a great win over opponent Aleara DeMarco in 3 games was able to earn a spot in the Grand Final when Natalina Mammone was able to capitalise on the inexperience of her younger opponent to Kane Woolfrey playing in finals pressure squash for the first time as (Mammone) won in a solid 3 games to nil. With that result known it was a solid effort from Helen Munro as she earned a rubber for her team as she defeated Michelle Le Roux in 3 games even though there was nothing else to be done.
So, it will be Team Two the silent giant killers versing the ever consistent and determine Team Three in the Division 2 Grand Final next Wednesday Night 6:30pm onwards.
Play Off 1:Team Two 2.6.163 def Team One 1.3.140, (Chris Edlingtion 0.0.0 w/o Davin DeMarco 1.3.45, Chelsea Thornton 1.3.45 def Maz Valentino 0.0.28, Heather Laity 1.3.73 def Grace Sparks F/N 0.2.67)
Play Off 2: Team Three 2.6.117 def Team Four 1.3.90, (Gloria Jago 1.3.45 def Aleara DeMarco 0.0.23, Michelle Le Roux 0.0.27 lt Helen Munro 1.3.45, Natalina Mammone 1.3.45 def Kane Woolfrey 0.0.22)
In Division 1, a huge win to Undecided defeating the top of the ladder team all season in Hard Knutts 2 rubbers to 1, locking in a show down with tough opponents Point “O” Five as the battle for Division 1 Autumn Premiership honours takes place next Thursday Night from 6:30pm onwards.
Both teams missing their number 4 players due to commitments away, meant it would be a battle in 3 rubbers to see which team would make it to the Division 1 Grand Final. First result went the way of Wade Stephens (Undecided) who has been outstanding all season defeating Graeme Whyte who seemed to lose his way in a 3-nil defeat. Kevin Healy the steady hand was able to confirm a mighty team win as he was able to battle past opponent Paul Takacs winning in 3 games. Michael Penna (Hard Knutts) was able to finish with a win for his team as he defeated Zac Sparks who was unlucky not to push Penna further than the 3 tight game result.
Point “O” Five have been the sleeping giant of the Division 1 competition and have hit their stride at the right end of the season winning with a comprehensive 4 rubbers to nil win over CC’s & Dried who where struck down by 2 illness/injuries seeing 2 rubbers handed to there opponents unfortunately making it near on impossible for them to win. However, wins to Jeannette Vear in 4 games against much improved Cameron Whyte and a stunning win to inform Wayne Sparks was able to put the nail into the coffin as Doug Garsed and Donna Fisher had walkover wins against their opponents both out sick and injured.
Play Off 1:Undecided 2.6.128 def Hard Knutts 1.3.95, (Kevin Healy 1.3.47 def Paul Takacs 0.0.27, Zac Sparks 0.0.36 lt Michael Penna 1.3.47, Wade Stephens 1.3.45 def Graeme Whyte 0.0.21, Steve Pongrac 0.0.0 n/m Chris Tassone 0.0.0)
Play Off 2: Point “O” Five 4.12.202 def CC’s & Dried 0.2.87, (Doug Garsed 1.3.45 w/o Gary Callaway 0.0.0, Wayne Sparks 1.3.45 def Chris Stamos 0.1.35, Donna Fisher 1.3.45 w/o Simon Morrison 0.0.0, Jeannette Vear 1.3.58 def Cameron Whyte 0.1.52)