MLTC Badge Finals

Badge Final Results

Manly Lawn Tennis Club had two winning Badge Teams last Saturday.  Our Men’s 1 and Ladies 2 were successful.  Our Men’s 4 were beaten in the final. Congratulations to the winning teams and commiserations to our losing team.

Of the 13 Men’s and Ladies grades, 4 Clubs each won 2 grades: Manly, Neutral Bay, Royal Sydney, and Strathfield.

Badge Results Finals

Ladies 2 Won 6-1.  The ladies finished off a great season by winning the final easily. Sarah and Emily won 4 sets and Kirsten and Danni won 2 sets with one unfinished. Fellow team members Virginia,Caroline ,Kristina and Ali contributed during a very successful  season. Well done ladies.

Winning Ladies 1.2 Team

Mens 1 Won 4-4 on games.  The men triumphed in a tight struggle and came from 1-3 down at the break.  Sean and Jono won 3 sets and Andrew and Harry won an exciting last set 6-4 to complete a tense victory. Fellow team members Todd, Sam, Bosko, Boyd, Peter and Joshua contributed to the winning season. Well done again guys.

Winning Men’s 1.1 Team

Men’s 4 Lost 1-7.  Royal Sydney had a young pair that played magnificent on the day to win 4 sets easily. Our players went well against the other pair to win 1 set and lose two other close sets. Tom and Alec managed to win a tiebreaker whilst Chris and Hugo lost two close sets. Graham Bob and Denis contributed to a very successful season.

Men’s 2.2 Finalists

Ladies 1.1 Won 6-1.  In the 2nd last round our ladies are back in 4th position.Julia and Marina and Yvonne and Sofie each won 3 sets. If they win next Saturday, they will play off for 3rd and 4th position as there is no semifinal.

Next Saturday our Ladies 1 play at 250pm.

Our End of Badge Barbecue will be on later in the afternoon.

Club Championships entries will open soon.

AGM will be held on Monday November 5.

Swanee Trivia

Last week’s answer:  Mark Edmondson was the last Australian to win The Australian Men’s Singles Title in 1976.  He defeated John Newcombe in the final who allegedly underestimated Edmondson and partied the night before.

This weeks trivia: What year did Swanee play his last Badge match? (Hint it was after the war–The Boer War.)

Denis Crowley Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

 

Badge Semi Final Results

Manly Lawn Tennis Club has THREE teams in next Saturday’s Badge Finals; all three teams have good chances to win.

Our Mens 1 play at Neutral Bay, Mens 4 play at Royal Sydney and our Ladies 2 have a home final.

All three teams have been first or second all year and so deserve congratulating whatever happens on Saturday!

Unfortunately our Mens 7 lost their semi last weekend to a red hot Strathfield team but they had a great season.

Badge Semi Finals Results

Mens 1 Won 6-2  Andrew and Bosko and Harry and Jono both won 3 sets. In drizzling rain towards the end the guys played strong tennis to set up a gripping final at Neutral Bay.
Mens 4 Won 6-2  Chris and Hugo led the way by winning all 4 sets whilst Tom and Alec won 2 sets.  Cheltenham beat us recently so the guys have set up a great final against Royal Sydney next Saturday. Royal Sydney beat us narrowly a few weeks ago also but we won the first match.
Mens 7 Lost 1-7  Ray and Raymond won 1 set whilst David and Gordon played well but the opposition were too young and too strong for that grade. They should win the final easily also. Our guys have performed well all year with Owens coaching and Georges’ leadership. Well done guys!
Ladies 2  Won 8-0  Emily and Sarah and Danni and Virginia won 4 sets each.  Chatswood will be harder to beat next Saturday but with a home court advantage and a home crowd to cheer them, they should prevail.
Ladies 1 Won 5-3  Wendy and Sofie won 4 sets, Yvonne and Janelle won 1 set.  With 2 matches to play our team will not be in the final; there is no semifinal. Even so the ladies are determined to finish off the season strongly.
On Saturday our Ladies 2 play their final early so please come along to support them.
Good luck to our teams this Saturday.

Badge Finals September 15

  • Noon Ladies 2 v Chatswood

SOCIAL TENNIS 1130AM TO 5.30PM.

SWANEE TRIVIA
Chris O’Neil was the last Australian lady to win The Australian Ladies’ Singles Title in 1978.
This week’s trivia: who was the last male to win The Australian Men’s Singles Title?
END OF BADGE BBQ
Saturday week, September 22, we will have an end of season barbecue. You can also cheer our Ladies 1 team in their last home match.

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Club Championships will be played on October 20 21 27 28 with finals day on November 3 with a barbecue and presentation. Entries will open soon.

SINGLES LADDER

We will start up a singles ladder for those that are interested.  Please put your name on the board in the clubhouse and details will be there.  You can challenge anyone up to 3 places higher on the ladder and, if successful, change places.  The matches will be best of three sets with the last set a 10 point tiebreaker. You arrange a suitable time to play amongst yourselves. It will be a mixed ladder so it is a chance for ladies to practice their singles also.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Results Round-14

Badge semifinals are this weekend and we have 4 teams qualified to play.  Our Mens 1 Ladies 2 and Mens 4 will play at home and our Mens 7 will play at Strathfield.  Our Ladies 1 team still has several matches to play.

Badge Results Round 14

Mens 1 Lost 3-5  Despite losing to the top team the guys secured 2nd position.  Harry and Andrew won 3 sets in a great effort.
Mens2 Lost 4-4 on games.  A brave loss to a strong team meant the guys missed the semis by 3 points.Milton and John won 3 sets to cap off a great season and Harald and Mike won 1 set.
Mens 3 Lost 3-5  Another close loss to finish the season well. This team has improved each match.  Scott and Sean won 2 sets and Jono and Tim won 1 set.
Mens 4 Won 7-1  The Young guns played excellent tennis to secure 2nd position and miss top position by half a point.  Tom and Alec won 4 sets again and Chris and Hugo won 3 sets. The young guns will play in the semis and Denis and Graham will support from the bench.
Mens 5 Lost 4-4 on games.  Carl teamed up with Richard Badham to win all 4 sets in an excellent effort.Could be a good pairing for our Club Championships?
Mens 6 Lost 3-4  Another close loss to finish the season.Emerson and Daniel won 2 sets and Tommy and David won 1 set and one unfinished.
Mens 7 Lost 1-7  Despite a loss this team has performed well all year and deservedly finished 4th overall.  They have a tough match next weekend at Strathfield but anything can happen in the finals so good luck guys.
Ladies 1 Bye
Ladies 2 Lost 4-4 on games.  Despite a loss the ladies still finished 1st by a big margin.  Sarah and Virginia won 3 sets and Danni and Kirsten won 1 set.
Ladies 3 Lost 0-8 on forfeit.  The ladies misread the starting time so forfeited.A strong season to miss the semis by a slender margin.

Badge Semi Finals September 8

  • Noon Mens4 v Cheltenham 2
  • 250pm Mens1 v Kooroora 1
  • 250pm Ladies 2 v Logueville 5

If rain washes out play the highest teams are the winners in semis and finals.  Please come down and support our teams.

SOCIAL TENNIS 1130AM TO 5.30PM.
SWANEE TRIVIA
Last weeks answer was 11 Aussies have won Wimbledon since 1950:  9 men and 2 women.
This weeks question: Who was the last Aussie woman to win the Australian Ladies Singles Title?

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 14

Badge Results Rd 14 Sep-01
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Bye 0-0 6
Manly 2 1.2 Lost 4-4 1
Manly 3 1.3 Lost 0-8 6
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 3-5 2
Manly 2 1.3 Lost 4-4 5
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 3-5 7
Manly 4 2.2 Won 7-1 2
Manly 5 2.3 Lost 4-4 8
Manly 6 2.4 Lost 3-4 6
Manly 7 2.5 Lost 1-7 4

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Badge Results Round-13

Next Saturday is the LAST weekend for all Badge teams except for the Ladies 1.1 team who still have another month to play.

After this weekend the semis will take place. Manly Lawn has at least 4 teams in the semis and, hopefully, another 1 or 2.

Badge Results Round 13

Mens1.1 Won 6-2  Sean and Andrew and Harry and Bosko each won 3 sets to guarantee 2nd place and a home semi final. Well done guys!
Mens 1.3 Washed out.
Mens 1.5 Lost 3-5  Jono and Tim won 2 sets and Scott and Roberto won 1 set.
Mens 2.2 Lost 2-6  Tom and Hugo won 2 sets whilst Denis and Graham could not manage a set.
Mens 2.3 Lost 5-2  Hamish and James and Peter and Carl each won 1 set.
Mens 2.4 Lost 2-6  David and Emerson won 2 sets.
Mens 2.5 Won 7-1   Another great win to leap into 4th position. Bob and Ray won 4 sets again and Raymond and David won 3 sets.
Ladies 1.1 Won 5-1  Yvonne made a return after several weeks off with an injury and led the way with Janelle to win 3 sets and 1 unfinished. Julia and Marina won 2 sets to secure the victory.
Ladies 1.2 Won 5-3   Emily and Sarah won all 4 sets whilst Virginia and Kirsten won 1 set.  This team is now 20 + points on top with one round to play. A magnificent effort ladies. Congratulations.
Ladies 1.3 Won 7-1   Lindy and Erryn won 2 sets and Michelle and Johanna won 1 set and 4 sets were forfeited.

Badge Matches September 1

  • 1200 noon Mens 2.4
  • 1200 noon Mens 2.5
  • 1450 Mens 1.3
  • 1450 Mens 2.3
SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 1130AM TO 5.30PM.
Players are reminded that social is meant to be fun so please play accordingly and don’t argue over line calls or show disrespect to fellow members.
SWANEE TRIVIA
Last week’s answer was Rod Laver’s first professional match was in Australia and he lost to Lew Hoad.
This weeks trivia : How many Aussies have won Wimbledon Men’s or Ladies singles since 1950 ?

Good luck to all our Badge Teams this Saturday.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 13

Badge Results Rd 13 Aug-25
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 5-1 4
Manly 2 1.2 Won 5-3 1
Manly 3 1.3 Won 7-1 5
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 6-2 2
Manly 2 1.3 Draw 0-0 4
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 3-5 7
Manly 4 2.2 Lost 2-6 2
Manly 5 2.3 Lost 3-5 8
Manly 6 2.4 Lost 2-6 6
Manly 7 2.5 Won 7-1 4

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Badge Results Round-12

A few of our members are undergoing operations this week so Manly Club wishes them all a speedy recovery.

Two weeks till the semi finals and whilst three teams are safe in the semis several others will battle it out for a place. Captains should play their best pairs where possible in the crucial matches.

Badge Results Round 12

Ladies 1.1 Drawn 4-3 Both pairs won 2 sets with one set unfinished. Julia and Jane and Marina and Janelle battled it out. With injured players becoming available soon this team are still a good chance to make the semis.

Ladies 1.2 Won 8-0 Another easy win with Sarah and Kirsten and Virginia and Brenda winning 4 sets each. Brenda filled in this week after playing 1.3 last week and did not lose a set either week. Unfortunately she has to return to Ireland this week so she will be missed after being a valuable club member whilst here.Hopefully she may return in the future.

Ladies 1.3 Lost 2-5 Johanna and Suzanne won 2 sets with one unfinished. The ladies are battling it out for 4th position so need to play their best pairs the next two weeks.

Mens 1.1 Lost 4-4 on games. Bosko and Joshua won 3 sets and Jono and Todd won 1 set. This team is still in 2nd position and looking toward a home semi.

Mens 1.3 Lost 2-6 Mike and Harald won 2 sets and Milton and Jon were unlucky losing 3 tiebreakers.It will be a close finish for the semis in this grade.

Mens 1.5 Lost 3-5 This team is improving each week after a slow start to the season.Tim and Jono won 2 sets whilst Roberto and son won 1 set.

Mens 2.2 Won 8-0 on forfeit. This put us in 1st position so we are hoping to play a home semi.

Mens 2.3 Lost 8-0 Lost to the top team away at Killara.

Mens 2.4 Won 5-3 Daniel and Tommy won 1 set and 4 sets were forfeited to us. A tough battle now to make 4th position but with two matches to go this team still has a chance.

Mens 2.5 Won 7-1 Another great win to claim 4th position.Bob and Ray won 4 sets again and David and Gordon won 3 sets.

Badge Matches August 25

  • Noon Mens 2.5
  • Noon Ladies 1.3
  • 250pm Mens 1.1
  • 250pm Ladies 1.1
  • 250pm Mens 1.5
SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 1130AM TO 2.30PM.
Players are reminded that social is meant to be fun so please play accordingly and don’t argue over line calls or show disrespect to fellow members.
SWANEE TRIVIA

Last weeks answer was Althea Gibson as the first Afro American to win Wimbledon. She also won our Manly Lawn Tournament and has a photo on the club wall.

This weeks trvia is When and where did Rod Laver play his first Professional Match? Also who was his opponent and the result?

Good luck to all our Badge Teams this Saturday.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 12

Badge Results Rd 12 Aug-18
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Draw 4-3 6
Manly 2 1.2 Won 8-0 1
Manly 3 1.3 Lost 2-5 5
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 4-4 2
Manly 2 1.3 Lost 2-6 5
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 3-5 7
Manly 4 2.2 Won 8-0 1
Manly 5 2.3 Lost 0-8 8
Manly 6 2.4 Won 5-3 6
Manly 7 2.5 Won 7-1 4

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Badge Results Round-11

A mixed bag of results last weekend! With 3 rounds remaining, 3 teams look safe to make the semi finals and 5 others are good chances if they can do well in the last 3 rounds.

Badge Results Round 11

Mens 1.1 Lost 2-6  A tough match away at Mortdale resulted in only scoring two points by Jono and Sean winning 2 sets.

Mens 1.3 Won 7-1  Jon and Milton blasted their opposition off the court to win 4 sets in quick time. Craig Stevens and Harald won 3 sets to complete an easy victory.

Mens 1.5 Lost 4-4 on games  A close loss against a strong Chatswood team.Sean and Scott Anderson led the way again by winning 3 sets and Jono and Paul won 1 set.

Mens 2.2 Won 7-1  Alec and Tom continued their good partnership by winning 4 sets easily and Chris and Denis won 3 sets.

Mens 2.3 Won 5-3  A great win against a strong Chatswood team. Peter Roberts and Carl won all 4 sets in an impressive performance. Trevor and Hamish won 1 set to complete the win. Hopefully a few more wins to come in the next 3 matches.

Mens 2.4 Lost 1-6  Tommy and David won 1 set against the 2nd team .

Mens 2.5 Won 6-2  Bob and Ray won all 4 sets and George and Raymond won 2 sets.This team is challenging for a top 4 finish now.

Ladies 1.1 Lost 1-6  With lots of injuries and players overseas the ladies called up young Gabby to play her first match and she helped Janelle to win 1 set.

Ladies 1.2  Won 5-3 Kristina and Kirsten won 3 sets and Carolina and Virginia won 2 sets. This team is still 13 points in front of the 2nd team.

Ladies 1.3 4-3 draw  Brenda played her first match for the club and won 3 sets with Suzanne with one set unfinished. Michelle and Johanna won 1 set. The ladies are now in 4th position.

Badge Matches August 18

  • Noon Mens 2.2
  • Noon Ladies 1.3
  • 1450 Mens 1.1
  • 1450 Mens 1.5
  • 1450 Ladies 1.2
SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 1130AM TO 2.30PM.
Players are reminded that social is meant to be fun so please play accordingly and don’t argue over line calls or show disrespect to fellow members.
SWANEE TRIVIA
Last week’s answer was Helen Wills Moody who won 8 Wimbledon titles and wrote a murder mystery novel.

This week’s question is:  Who was the first African American to win a Wimbledon Singles Title? Answer next week.

Bob Fletcher and Owen Kennedy, two of our older members, are not in the best of health at the moment. We wish them both a speedy recovery.

Good luck to all our Badge Teams this Saturday.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 11

Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 1-6 6
Manly 2 1.2 Won 5-3 1
Manly 3 1.3 Draw 4-3 4
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 2-6 2
Manly 2 1.3 Won 7-1 3
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 4-4 7
Manly 4 2.2 Won 7-1 3
Manly 5 2.3 Won 5-3 8
Manly 6 2.4 Lost 1-6 6
Manly 7 2.5 Won 6-2 5

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!