Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hideaway LCWTL Tennis Teams Thrive

3.0 Captain Pearle Warren

3.0 Team
After two sweeps in their last two matches, our 3.0 ladies captained by Pearle Warren, are in 6th place, but just three points out of third after seven weeks of play. The team has swept three of the seven matches played, and split (won 2 of 4 matches) courts in three of the remaining four matches.

In their most recent match on Monday, November 26, at the Landings, our 3.0 ladies proved their mettle by winning three of the four matches they won in third-set super-tiebreaks. In each of the three tiebreak matches, our ladies lost the first set before coming back to win.

Karen & Marie in Action
On Court 1, Karen Keeling and Marie Awrey took just a while to wake up, dropping the first set 0-6 against Pat Benner and Nancy Bombard. But wake up they did, winning the second set 6-3 and the super-tiebreak 10-5.

Agi & Barb
On Court 2, Agi Keleman and Barb Saling took a page from Karen & Marie’s book, losing the first set 1-6 to Gretchen Howard and Donna Magurk. But like their Court 1 counterparts, they won the second set 6-4, and closed out the third-set-breaker 10-7.

Terri & Nina
Terri Turner and Nina Carpenter had absolutely no fool around in their game on Court 3, downing Judy Kay and Penny Quilici in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. I suspect they wanted to watch the other matches.

The match of the day was on Court 4, where Gisela Klauke and Lynne Price truly went the distance! Gisela and Lynne lost a close first set, 4-6, but showed all the grit one could want in taking the second 7-6. Gisela and Lynne completed the sweep, edging their opponents in the third-set tiebreak 13-11 after being down 1-5. Wow, what a win!

Copper Team
Bonnie, Bert, Lee
Taking a cue from the 3.0 ladies, our Copper team, led by Bert Ann Haas, swept its most recent match this past Friday (Nov. 30). Back to full strength with the return and addition of a few team members, the sweep suggests that our Copper team will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.

Gale Caron & Captain Bert Ann Haas
observe the triumph
In their match on Friday, the team swept Colonial, a team that had at least split all of its previous six matches, and which still is several positions above our Copper team's standing. Not only did our Copper ladies sweep all four courts, they refused to donate a single set to the opposition.

Linda & Karen
On Court 1, Karen Keeling and Linda Sisco, a Hideaway resident and new team member, played well in their first effort together. They downed Jane Wullschlenger and Ellen Teague 6-3, 6-4 in a match that was more competitive than the score. In the end, Linda’s athleticism and Karen’s heady play prevailed.

Marie & Michelle
Also playing together for the first time, Marie Awrey and Michelle Paguette, another new team member and Hideaway resident, were too strong for Susan Andrade and Cheryl Mercurio, winning 6-0, 6-4. Michelle’s aggressive play and Marie’s relentless retrieving presented an unsolvable riddle for Colonial’s Court 2 contingent.

Bonnie & Lee
Lee Cross, our Tennis Association Secretary and long-time Hideaway resident, joined with Bonnie Bogli to form yet another formidable first-time pairing on Court 3, demolishing Karen Miller and former Hideaway Copper Team member Jean Sanders, 6-2, 6-2. Lee played at least a foot above her 5’ 1” and Bonnie dissected the opposition with deftly directed shots.

Fran & Agi
On Court 4, Agi Keleman and Fran Negin continued to gel as a team, dispatching Dorothy French and Sherry Murray, 6-3, 6-3. With a complementary style composed of Agi’s power play and Fran’s deceptive guile, Agi and Fran present a daunting dilemma for the competition.

With the already impressive results from our 3.0 team and the Copper team now at full strength, we should expect a strong finish from our Hideaway ladies who will surely show their metal through the remainder of the season. As always, spectators are welcome to the matches played at 10:30am on Mondays (3.0) and Fridays (Copper). Thanks for your stellar representation of Hideaway Tennis ladies! Game, set, match…T. A.

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