Round 5 action was hot going this week as teams battled in warmer Autumn weather.
Division 1 action saw Hard Knutts get a solid team win against Point “O” Five winning 3 rubbers to 1. Chris Tassone was in a battle from the very first point against the craft of Jeannette Vear. The match was an amazing tussle and it went the distance, Tassone losing to Vear 3-2. Graeme Whyte battled hard all match against the speed and agility of Donna Fisher. Whyte got out to a 2-0 lead, before Fisher fought hard to level 2-2. It was a battle of endurance eventually Whyte winning 3-2. Junior player Michael Penna versed Wayne Sparks and the high-quality squash was a show for the crowd, fast, powerful and controlled got the win for Penna 3 games to 1. Paul Takacs in the winner’s circle defeating Doug Garsed 3 nil.
Undecided got the bonus ladder points only just hanging on for the team win against CC’s and Dried by 13 points. Fill in Davin DeMarco was competitive in his loss to Cameron Whyte 3 games to 1. Wade Stephens was an energizer bunny as he was all over the court to defeat a strong Simon Morrison 3 games to 1. Zac Sparks continues to be play good squash, not lucky enough to defeat Chris Stamos, losing 0-3. Kevin Healy was able to get the win in 3 games against opponent Gary Callaway and seal victory for his team.
Division 2 saw Team One defeat Team Three 3 rubbers to nil. Davin DeMarco was able to run everything down and get 3 games to 1 win against the crafty shot making of Gloria Jago. Maz Valentino goes strength to strength as she defeated Michelle Le Roux in 3 hard hitting games. Matt Cook had a purple patch of form returning after a break to defeat Natalina Mammone in 3 games.
Team Two battled to defeat Team Four winning 2 rubbers to 1. Chris Edlington was a slow starter against Aleara DeMarco and had to fight hard for the win in 4 games against a determined opponent. Chelsea Thornton was in no mood to muck around as she played an amazing placement match to defeat a solid opponent in Helen Munro, 3 games to nil. Cris Dean couldn’t maintain moment as she was eventually defeated by junior opponent Kane Woolfrey who was victorious in 3 games.
Hard Knutts (T3) 3.11.230 def Point “O” Five (T4) 1.6.218, (Paul Takacs 1.3.45 def Doug Garsed 0.0.27, Michael Penna 1.3.58 def Wayne Sparks 0.1.57, Graeme Whyte 1.3.70 def Donna Fisher 0.2.65, Chris Tassone 0.2.57 lt Jeannette Vear 1.3.69)
Undecided (T1) 2.7.177 def CC’s & Dried (T3) 2.7.164, (Kevin Healy 1.3.45 def Gary Callaway 0.0.12, Zac Sparks 0.0.30 lt Chris Stamos 1.3.45, Wade Stephens 1.3.62 def Simon Morrison 0.1.50, Davin DeMarco (F/N) 0.1.40 lt Cameron Whyte 1.3.57)
Team One 3.9.146 def Team Three 0.1.102, (Davin DeMarco 1.3.56 def Gloria Jago 0.1.48, Maz Valentino 1.3.45 def Michelle Le Roux 0.0.26, Matt Cook 1.3.45 def Natalina Mammone 0.0.28)
Team Two 2.7.157 def Team Four 1.4.127, (Chris Edlington 1.3.61 def Aleara DeMarco 0.1.35, Chelsea Thornton 1.3.45 def Helen Munro 0.0.32, Cris Dean 0.1.51 lt Kane Woolfrey 1.3.60)