Blue left Green with envy

March 06, 2018

SDTA A2 premier, McEwen Reserve Green: (Back) Charlie Thomson, Ben Ladson, Rick Coates, (front), Anneleise Benfold, Rosemary Hemetsberger and Lisa Benfold.

McEwen Reserve Blue's Frasier Opie sent plenty of powerfiul left-hand forearms across the net.

McEwen Reserve Green's Rosemary Hemetsberger won every set she played in as Green claimed the premiership.

McEwen Reserve Green's Charlie Thomson is in position to return serve.

McEwen Reserve Blue did its best to cause an upset in A1 competition, but McEwen Reserve Green stood tall for a 5-48 to 4-42 win.

As the clubmates fought it out for the ultimate glory, the competition’s top side for the year made sure it converted that finish into a title.

Green has had bragging rights against Blue since round four, with an early 6-46 to 3-27 defeat of Green their only encounter after heat meant its second meeting was called off.

No game was easy to win, which Ben Ladson and Charlie Thomson learned early as they were forced into a difficult set against Frasier and Ross Opie.

Thomson and Ladson were made to fight their way to a tiebreaker, which they won 7-5 for a set that would be valuable in the end result.

Ladson backed up in another tight encounter as he and Rick Coates claimed the second set, but it was McEwen Reserve Blue that would finish off the men’s doubles with a win.

Green’s Lisa Benfold and Rosemary Hemetsberger built a major buffer in the beginning of women’s doubles.

The dynamic duo overcame Courtney Zito and Deb Humphries 6-2 in order to create a major advantage.

While Zito and Tracey Opie led a fightback for Blue, McEwen Reserve Green closed out the final set in women’s action.

But the contest was not over in the eyes of McEwen Reserve Blue.

Blue showed it was the premier side in mixed doubles action, but the performance was not enough to clinch the premiership.

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