Results from the week of 2/11/2019
Men's 3.5 Tennis
The Dunes Men's 3.5 tennis team edged out the Pelican Bay tennis team on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Dunes.
Both teams won 2 matches and the margin of victory came down to the Dunes winning 1 more set than Pelican Bay.
The Dunes Men’s 3.5 team moved their record to 4-1.
Court 1 David Orloff and Tom Fodell lost in a third set tiebreaker. David and Tom won set 1, 6-3 against a consistent Pelican Bay team.
Set 2 was won by Pelican Bay 6-1 which forced the match to a third set tiebreaker. Pelican Bay edged out David and Tom to take this match.
Court 2 Stan Dameron and Steve Pettit won in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to take the match.
Pelican Bay had a lot of unforced errors and the consistent play of Stan and Steve was too much to overcome.
Court 3 Bert Herzog and Joe Tull battled a strong team from Pelican Bay but lost 6-2, 6-4.
The second set was close as the games were back and forth until Pelican Bay won 2 games in a row to take the match.
Court 4 Stephen Dorshorst and Phil Garon teamed up to carve out a straight set win 6-0, 6-3 to take the match and to help the Dunes 3.5 team win the overall match by 1 set over Pelican Bay.
Way to go Stephen and Phil!
The Dunes Men’s 3.5 next match is February 18 at the Quarry.
- Steve Pettit, Dunes Men’s 3.5 Team Captain
Men's 3.0 Tennis
On a very windy afternoon, out at Longshore Lakes, our Men's 3.0 team worked hard for a 3-1 win, in a tight match where 3 of the courts went to third set tie breakers !
Our 'new' team on Court 3, of Acosta & Erario, played well and started our team's march to victory, winning in two straight sets, 2 & 4.
Burns & Dorshorst on Court 1, got off to a strong start, easily winning the first set 6-3.
In the second set, Mark & Stephen took their foot off the gas & unfortunately let their opponents fight back to level the match at 1 set each.
We easily won the tie breaker 10-3.
Garon & Scharff, playing together on Court 3, started a little slowly and lost the first set 6-4.
In the second set, after several very, very long deuce games, Phil & Bob leveled the match at 1set each (6-4).
Similar to Court 1, we won the third set tie breaker relatively easily at 10-4.This secured our 4th victory of the season.
On Court 4, Cranfill & Horowitz, were still battling tough opponents.
In the first set, lasting over a hour, Larry & Harvey secured a 7-5 win.
Another tight set developed before Longshore Lakes squeaked out a 6-4 win, and level the match at 1 set each .... & take another Court into a deciding third set tie breaker.
Unfortunately our opponents kept the momentum and won Court 4.
The Dunes 3.0 Men's team remain in third place with our 4-1 record, behind two unbeaten teams, Vanderbilt & Pelican Marsh Aces, both 5-0.
Next week, Tuesday, February 19, we play our first match at home. It's at 12:30 p.m. against a 3-2 Heritage Bay team.
- Tony Hepworth
Men's 2.5 Tennis
The men’s 2.5 team had a huge win today as we beat the first place Miromar Knights as we won 3 out of 4 courts.
On Court 1 Murray/Seling won convincingly in the first set 6-3, 6-1 as they continue to play well.
On court 2 Lang/Reichenbach won a thriller 1-6, 6-4 and won a great tiebreaker 10-5 with each team making fantastic shots!
Court 3 was another great match as Lore/Caulk lost 4-6, 6-4 and 6-10 in the tightly contested tiebreaker.
Court 4 was another great match as Schmotter/Wasser won 6-4, 4-6 and 1-0 tiebreaker.
This key victory put us back in the hunt, 1 set behind 1st place! Our next match is home against the Rappalo Raptors on Friday, February 22nd.
- Scott Seling, Dunes Men's 2.5 Team Captain