Tennis for the Week of December 4th
Men's 3.0 Tennis
For our final match of the season, the 3.0 Men's team went back to Bonita Bay and, in a very tightly contested match, squeezed out our 7th victory, beating Goodfella Buccaneers 2-1.
Well done guys, what a way to finish a very productive season!
Both courts 1 & 2 went to a 3rd set/10 point Tie Breakers. Phil and Wayne won on court 1, while Mark and Ernie narrowly lost on court 2. Tony & Harvey had a much easier match on court 3, winning 6-2, 6-1.
Despite our great 7-1 record, and beating BB Osprey, we finished the season in third place, and did not make the playoffs, which is disappointing. Heritage Bay were undefeated all season, and are Division Champions.Bonita Bay Osprey finished second, with the same 7-1 record as us, but above us based on individual matches won. The Winter Tennis season begins in mid-January and, for the first time, The Dunes intends to have THREE Men's teams; a 3.5, a 3.0 and a 2.5 team. Steve Pettit will captain the 3.5 team, Tony Hepworth will continue to captain the 3.0 team and Dan Bayt will captain the 2.5 team.
The captains will be registering each of these teams shortly, and will then contact their players, who will then be asked to sign themselves up online at topdogtennis.com. Any new players interested in playing for The Dunes should contact one of the captains or John Preeg, our tennis pro. For the Winter season, matches are every week from mid-January through late March.
Once again, thanks to all the guys who helped our team have another great season.
It's a privilege and pleasure being your Captain, enjoy the holidays!
- Tony Hepworth