Results from the week of 1/14/2019
Men's 3.5 Tennis
Match Update January 14, 2019
The Dunes Men’s 3.5 team played the World Tennis Club Longshots January 14, 2019 at the Dunes. The Dunes team won 3 out of the 4 courts to take the overall team match.
Stan Dameron and Bert Herzog won on court 1 by winning the first set 6-1, losing the second set 3-6 and winning the 10 point tiebreak. They overpowered World Tennis in the first set but lost a little focus in set two.
They then bounced back and dominated throughout the 10 point tiebreak!
David Orloff and Tom Fodell were never challenged on court two winning the first set 6-0 and the second set 6-2. Dave and Tom displayed power and consistency throughout the entire match.
Steve Pettit and Dan DiBuono had a tough match against their World Tennis opponents on court 3. Steve and Dan were serving with a 5-4 lead in the first set, but couldn’t hold and the set went to a 7 point tiebreak.
World Tennis won the tiebreak to take the first set. Steve and Dan got in a groove and rolled to a 6-1 second set win to force a third set match 10 point tiebreak. World Tennis outlasted Steve and Dan 10-8 to take the tiebreak and win the match.
Dennis Sullivan and Jim Anderson also had a tough match on court 4. Dennis and Jim dropped the first set 5-7 but got rolling in set two winning it 6-1. The third set match 10 point tiebreak was dominated by Dennis and Jim. They rolled over World Tennis to win the tie break and the match.
The Dunes Men’s 3.5 team plays at Naples Y Blues next Monday, January 21st at 12 noon.
- Steve Pettit, Dunes Men’s 3.5 Team Captain
Men's 3.0 Tennis
The Men's 3.0 Tennis Team got off to a great winning 3-1 start on an unseasonably cold winter morning, all the way out at The Quarry.
Court 1 & 4 started & finished fast.
Burns & Dorshorst extended their very impressive undefeated run, winning 3 & 1 in less than a hour. It didn't take Horowitz & MacLeod much longer to beat their opponents 1 & 2.
Metzing & Scharff struggled early on, losing a competitive first set 6-4, but rallied strongly in the 2nd set, winning 6-4. Then went on to consolidate our team victory when they won the third set, 10 point tie breaker. Garon & Schmitz also got off to a slower star, losing the first set 6-4. They rallied well in the second set, against a strong Quarry Men team, and won 6-4. Unfortunately they couldn't maintain the momentum and narrowly lost the 3rd set 10 point tie breaker. Next week we play at Bonita Walk of Bonita Springs (at 12:30 p.m.).
They haven't been in the league for the last couple of years, so let's be sure we don't underestimate this opponent.
We all realize how competitive our division is, and if we want to add to our impressive banner collection, we have to be ready to give 100+% every week.
Thanks for a great start to our Winter season.
- Tony Hepworth
Men's 2.5 Tennis
The 2.5 men’s tennis team received their league championship banner prior to the playoffs. They played a valiant first game in the playoffs.
Lang and Seling won 7-3, while Reichenbach and Schmotter loss a tough match, 3-7.
This resulted in a coin toss to see which court played the 7-point tiebreaker. Rick and Jim played strong tennis and jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but Grandeza played unbelievable tennis and came back to win, 8-6.
We want to thank all of you for the tremendous support and kind words of encouragement this season. Go Dunes!
- Scott Seling, Dunes Men's 2.5 Team Captain