Clash of tennis titans
THE semi-finals of the Bundaberg Radiology Term Two Junior Table Tennis season were played last Friday, with the top two teams reaching the finals in the three top divisions.
In easily the most exciting and closest result, Division One minor premiers Nets & Edges defeated The B Team 17/15 in the deciding game of the doubles to clinch a 3-2 win and a place in the final. Brendan Connolly played very strongly for The B Team, winning his two singles, but it wasn't enough as Rebecca Tran and Matthew Udal both beat Odin Luketic to keep Nets & Edges in the match. In the doubles Tran and Udal then guided the team to the final in a 17/15 marathon.
Andrew Udal was the dominant player for Dead Memes, winning his two singles including another victory over Sam Freeman. Freeman then defeated Patrick Harris and shared an 11/9 third game win in the doubles with Nick Jefferson. It wasn't enough though as Harris defeated Jefferson in four games to put Dead Memes into the final.
Both Division 2 semi-finals produced 5-0 scorelines as runaway minor premiers, Fluffy Unicorns, again emphasised their dominance in their victory over Winners with Tayla Scott surviving a scare in the opening singles to win all singles matches with teammate Kane Chantarat.
No Names were similarly too strong for LC Inc despite numerous close games.
The Division Three semi-finals were affected by the absence of team members so both matches were reduced to two player teams with each going to the doubles for a winner. KLA defeated IDK with William Stehbens starring for AAD as he won his two singles and doubles to put them into the final.
Division Four was also affected by players being absent, resulting in wins for the underdogs. Ice Cream won 4-1 against Tee Zed in a match that could have easily gone the other way. In the other match, Dhriti Singh Panwar won her two singles for Awesome but Caylan Marshall and Amelia Tu were too consistent for Tiger Phan who played for Corey Russell, then came from a game down to win the deciding doubles to put their team into the decider.
The finals for Division 2 and Division 4 were held on Tuesday with Division 1 and Division 3 on at 4pm today at the Bundaberg Table Tennis Centre.