Mum-daughter duo serves it up in final

TOO GOOD: Winners of the open ladies doubles event, daughter and mother pair, Meagan Fitzgerald and Chrissie Kjoller, pictured with runners-up, Lindy Crossley and Janet Davenport. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
TOO GOOD: Winners of the open ladies doubles event, daughter and mother pair, Meagan Fitzgerald and Chrissie Kjoller, pictured with runners-up, Lindy Crossley and Janet Davenport. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Last Sunday, the second event of our annual club championships, the ladies and men’s doubles, took place in far better weather conditions than last week.

The winner of the open ladies division was the mother and daughter duo of Chrissie Kjoller and Meagan Fitzgerald.

The dynamic duo defeated Lindy Crossley and Janet Davenport in a very tight finals match, which could’ve went either way but finished at 7-5, 7-6 (8-6). 

Previously in the semi finals, Lindy and Janet defeated Kathy Penrose and Sue Vaughan, in what waS another gripping match 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5). 

While Chrissie and Meagan defeated Megan Neville and Julia Learson 6-4, 6-1.  

Winners of the consolation round was the team of Kathy Penrose and Sue Vaughan, who defeated Megan Neville and Julia Learson nine games to three.

The winning pairing in the open men’s doubles event was sensational pairing of Carl Buchtmann and Josh Ristvej.

Proving a tough opponent all throughout the doubles division, Buchtmann-Ristvej defeated Sam Radojicic and Chris Doucas in an entertaining finals match 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.

The results of the preliminary results were: 

  • Aleks Radojicic and Nathan Seib defeated Roy Roweth and Brad Penrose 6-1, 7-5. 
  • Carl Buchtmann and Josh Ristvej defeated Aleks Radojicic and Nathan Seib  6-2, 6-0.
  • Scott Osborne and Zac Osborne-Gillette defeated Rick Knox and Brett Campbell 7-6, 6-4.
  • Alan Hubbard and Gordon Dunlop defeated Col Parsons and Wayne Scott 6-1, 6-1.

While in the semi-finals, the results were just as tight:

  • Carl Buchtmann and Josh Ristvej defeated Scott Osborne and Zac Osborne-Gillette 6-2, 6-3. 
  • Chris Doucas and Sam Radojicic defeated Gordon Dunlop and Alan Hubbard  6-4, 6-3.

As a continuation of the club’s club championships, the mixed doubles event will be on Sunday, September 24.

All players who are interested in entering are to write their names on the board before the closing date of Thursday, September 21.

This weekend our much anticipated seniors over 35s tournament will be held over both Saturday and Sunday.

The organising match committee has been working very hard in readiness for this event, which includes receiving entries from players all over the state.

We are now hoping for the weather to be extra kind to us. 

There will definitely be plenty of great tennis on display, so we invite anyone who would like to watch to come down to our complex in Warrendine Street.

Because of the tournament taking up the entire weekend there will no mixed social tennis played on Sunday, but that competition will kick back off again the following weekend.

In the school holidays later this month we will be running coaching clinics for the kids, over both weeks.

It is best to get in early for these. To register, please phone the clubhouse on 6362 8020 to avoid disappointment.