Results from the week of 3/11/2019
Men's 3.5 Tennis
The Dunes Men’s 3.5 tennis team defeated the Windstar Country Club team today at Windstar. The Dunes won 3 out of 4 courts to take the overall match and push their overall record to 8-1.
The Dunes team is currently the best second place team across the 3 flights in the men’s 3.5 division and are awaiting official word that they are in the playoffs.
Once we receive the official word , Steve will send out another communication with playoff information.
Court 1 saw David Orloff and Steve Pettit win in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 over their Windstar opponents. David and Steve were consistent keeping the ball in play and moving it around to frustrate their Windstar opponents.
Court 2 was a long, closely contested match with Tom Fodell and Bert Herzog battling a consistent team from Windstar. The first set went to Tom and Bert 7-6, while the second set went to Windstar 6-4. The third set tiebreaker started out close but Windstar rattled off a few points to jump in front of Tom and Bert and held on to take the third set tiebreaker and the match.
Court 3 paired up Joe Ford and Dennis Sullivan against the Windstar team. Joe and Dennis fell behind 1-0 but reeled off 6 straight games to take the first set 6-1. The second set wasn’t close as Joe and Dennis kept it rolling to win 6-1 and take the match.
Court 4 had Stephen Dorshorst and Phil Garon win in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Stephen and Phil were very consistent and accurate and had no trouble with their Windstar opponents.
- Steve Pettit, Dunes Men’s 3.5 Team Captain
Men's 3.0 Tennis
Despite ending the regular season with a very solid 4-0 sweep over Vasari, The Dunes 3.0 Men's Tennis Team narrowly missed the playoffs. We ended another great season with an outstanding 8-1 record, but unfortunately Vanderbilt (who we didn't play) achieved the same record and won 56 sets during the whole season verses our 55 sets. It can't get any closer.
Congratulations to Pelican Marsh Aces, who won our division with an unbeaten 9-0 record, and we all know how close our game was against them !
Playing on Court 1, for the first time as 3.0's, Dorshort & Garon, overpowered their opponents and won both sets pretty easily, 0 & 1.
Erario & Scharff played together again, this time on Court 2, and produced another very solid match, winning in straight sets. They got off to a fast start and won the first set 6-3. The second set was tighter, going back & forth before Rich & Bob powered their way through the second set tiebreaker.
Horowitz & MacLeod also moved up a court to play on 3, and deservedly achieved the same result in a competitive match that was settled by a strong comeback that won them the third set, 10 point tie breaker and the match.
For the season, playing together Harvey and Andy built up a 7-0 record.
On Court 4 we had the 'two lobby Larry's', Cranfill & Metzing, playing. In another competitive match, each team one a set before our guys ran away with the third set, 10 point tie breaker.
Defeating Vasari and winning all 4 courts was a great way to end our season. The whole team achieved what we set out to do. So it's disappointing that our effort wasn't quite enough to get us in the Playoffs.
Regardless, our Men's 3.0 Tennis Team put together a very successful season and should feel very proud of a great 8-1 record. All 11 players on our roster have contributed to this season's many victories. I know winning matters, but at the same time we have achieved an equally important goal of building solid camaraderie and commendable team behavior.
Congratulations and let's do better next season !
- Tony Hepworth
Men's 2.5 Tennis
The Dunes Breakers won in convincing fashion today as they beat the
defending champion Grandeza Aces on all 3 courts in straight sets, thus sending
a statement to the other teams as they enter the playoffs!
On Court 1 Murray/Seling continued their strong
play as they won 9 deuce points on the way to a 6-3, 6-1 win. They were 3 all
before winning 9 of the next 10 games.
On court 2 Lang/Reichenbach continued to stay
undefeated as they won convincingly 6-1, 6-2. Their opponents were strong court
1 players all year and beat us in the fall, so huge win here!
Court 3 continued their great play as Caulk/Lore
dispatched their opponents easily 6-0, 6-2, thus showing how powerful they are
becoming. The BOB’s again made it look easy against a very tough team!
We finished in second place and are in the
playoffs! Congratulations and Go Breakers! I will let everyone know the details
as I get them. Thanks!
- Scott Seling, Dunes Men's 2.5 Team Captain