146 – Winter – 2014 – Round 2 Wrap

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Sunraysia Table Tennis Winter Pennant round 2: –

PENNANT ONE: 

– Mallee Bearings 7 (Mark Ljubic, Matt Ljubic, Kate Carmichael 2) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Joel Thomas 3)

– Fishers IGA 6 (Wayne Carmichael 3, Peter Bishop, Jackson Tung 1) d Dunkley Scales 5 (Shannon Bowen, Darren Robinson 2)

– Max Miller Carpets 7 (Gavin Carmichael 3, Shane Carmichael, Ed Hung 1) d Tankard Dental 4 (Mark Dorman, Nicholas Dorman 2)

PENNANT TWO: 

– Fishers IGA 6 (Leon Brown 2, Geoff Peters, Seval Fuat 1) d Max Miller Carpets 5 (Aidan Moore, Mina Mikhail 2, Cole Keegan 1)

– Pinnacle Packers 9 (Peter Midgley 3, Terry Martin, Glen Bell 2) d Tankard Dental 2 (Ross Humphreys, Josh Carmichael 1)

– Spanline 7 (Geoff Wright, Andrew Jones 3, Peter Fitzpatrick 1) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Sony Sefer, Arnold Jago 1)

PENNANT THREE: 

– Dunkley Scales 7 (Karly Leach, Leonie Dunkley 2, Sam Hensgen 1) d Pinnacle Packers 4 (Peter Edwards, Paul Fitzpatrick 1)

– Weightmans Packaging 7 (Rod Healy 3, Jai Green 2, Jol Peters 1) d Mallee Bearings 4 (Peter Mikhaeil, Sabrina Fitzpatrick, Helen Frania 1)

– Bishop Builders 10 (Mick Bacon, Matt Avers 3, Jeff Hards 2) d Fishers IGA 1 (Jeremy Corrin 1)

PENNANT FOUR: 

– Sunny Daily 7 (Paulo Reyes, Shirley Whitecross 3, Therese Fitzpatrick 1) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Kim Avers, Quentin Clark 1)

– Fishers IGA 8 (Campbell McKenzie, Ben Hosking, Soyel Zahidi 2) d Max Miller Carpets 3 (Kumail Jaffry 3)

p1It was a muggy Rnd 2 in the Stta Winter comp. Geoff ‘Haymaker’ Wright was on fire literally and one thought he might blow a valve before nights end. He managed to keep things in check and steer Spanline to win number 2 and personally take him to the top of the P2 Aggregate.

 

PENNANT ONE:

With a 7-4 victory over Weightmans Packaging, Mallee Bearings have grabbed a narrow lead at the top of the pennant one ladder after round two matches of the Sunraysia Table Tennis. 

 

– Mallee Bearings 7 (Mark Ljubic, Matt Ljubic, Kate Carmichael 2) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Joel Thomas 3)

As they did in round one the consistent combination of Mark Ljubic, Matt Ljubic and Kate Carmichael won two singles each in an even display. The only match to get to five for the night was the singles between Weightmans Michael Hogarth and Mallee Bearings number three Kate Carmichael and this was the highlight match. Carmichael took the first comfortably before Hogarth fought back to win the second and third with consistent table tennis combining a mix of attack with a very solid defence. The fourth game was a beauty and despite Carmichael attacking hard it was Hogarth who took a 6-1 lead and when he was up 8-3 it looked like he was home, however Carmichael would not go away and clawed her way back to win the fourth 11-9. p1Carmichael then lifted in the fifth to go on and win 11-4 8-11 8-11 11-9 11-3 in what had been a terrific struggle between the two.

For Weightmans Joel Thomas again won three singles to remain undefeated in his singles matches.

 

– Fishers IGA 6 (Wayne Carmichael 3, Peter Bishop, Jackson Tung 1) d Dunkley Scales 5 (Shannon Bowen, Darren Robinson 2)

Fishers IGA won their second match to also remain undefeated when they narrowly accounted for Dunkley Scales 6-5. The first match of the night was crucial and in a battle of the veterans Fishers fill in Peter Bishop proved too good in straight sets for Arthur Paar. Fishers finished the match strongly winning three of the last four matches. Included in these was a tremendous five set contest between the skippers Fishers Wayne Carmichael and Dunkley Scales Shannon Bowen.p1This was an entertaining match between two talented players and it was Carmichael who prevailed 11-6 9-11 11-8 9-11 11-6. Carmichael remains undefeated in singles, his team mates Jackson Tung and Peter Bishop won a match each.

 

– Max Miller Carpets 7 (Gavin Carmichael 3, Shane Carmichael, Ed Hung 1) d Tankard Dental 4 (Mark Dorman, Nicholas Dorman 2)

Max Miller Carpets recorded their first win for the season by defeating Tankard Dental 7-4. Success in both doubles was vital for the victors both went to five and could have easily gone the other way. p1In the first Shane and Gavin Carmichael trailed two games to love, against father and son combination Mark and Nicholas Dorman, only to get back and win in five. The second doubles saw an 11-9 in the fifth win by Ed Hung and Gavin Carmichael over the unlucky Lee Thomas and Mark Dorman who enjoyed a 9-6 lead in the fifth only to narrowly go down.

 

PENNANT TWO:

Spanline take their second win, as Fishers IGA and Pinnacle Packers record their first.

 

– Spanline 7 (Geoff Wright, Andrew Jones 3, Peter Fitzpatrick 1) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Sony Sefer, Arnold Jago 1)

After a big 8 rubbers to 3 win last week, Weightmans came back to earth with a thud in this second round match.

Geoff Wright and Andrew Jones led the way for Spanline taking three wins apiece.

p1Wright, in particular, was in good form.  After playing himself in in his first singles, with a come from behind five set (7-11, 13-15, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3) win over Arnold Jago, he subsequently ran through opposing captain Sony Sefer in three sets, 7, 8 and 2.

Jones also, after warming up against Weightmans number three, Tony Malycha, then later needed only four sets to down Sefer (12-10, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7), and in the final round of singles defeated Jago in five.

For Weightmans, only Sefer and Jago took singles wins, both defeating Peter Fitzpatrick.  Worryingly for Spanline, both doubles went to Weightmans, the first in five and the second in four.  Spanline have won only one of their four doubles rubbers so far in this competition.

Final scores:  7 rubbers to 4 and 24 games to 18.

 

– Fishers IGA 6 (Leon Brown 2, Geoff Peters, Seval Fuat 1) d Max Miller Carpets 5 (Aidan Moore, Mina Mikhail 2, Cole Keegan 1)

Fishers IGA took the premiership points in this match thanks to success in both doubles.

In what was a very even match throughout, it was the doubles which decided the contest.

Leon Brown was the best performed for Fishers, with two singles’ wins.  He was defeated by Mina Mikhail (filling in for Max Miller captain Ashley Morrison).  Brown lost this rubber in five, and very nearly went down in his next singles, against Cole Keegan.  Keegan led 11-7, 12-10, but Brown settled to take the last three 6, 6 and 6.  His second win was against Aiden Moore in three sets.

Brown’s team-mates Seval Fuat and Geoff Peters took a win apiece.  Fuat having another quiet night, defeated Cole Keegan in the first round, then lost to Max Millers number three Aiden Moore in straight sets and to Mina Mikhail in five.  Peters had a good night, leading Aiden Moore two sets to one, but ultimately losing in five, then upsetting Mikhail in straight sets, but not having the answers to Cole Keegan, losing there in three.  Peters and Brown stuck at it in the doubles, to eventually shake off Mikhail and Keegan 7-11, 13-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5.

Mina Mikhail filling in for Ashley Morrison, captain of Max Miller Carpets, took two good wins – he defeated opposing captain Leon Brown in five sets, and similarly a five set victory against Seval Fuat.  The surprising thing about this game was that Mikhail fell to Fishers number three Geoff Peters in straight sets.

Still with Max Millers, Aiden Moore continued his good form. p1Playing at number three, Moore picked up another two wins (Geoff Peters in five, and Seval Fuat in three) in this game, to go with the two he collected last week.

Cole Keegan scored one win, against Peters in straight sets in the final round of singles.

The doubles though, are what got Fishers home, the first having gone to Brown and Peters in five sets, the second then fell to Brown and Fuat against Mikhail and Moore in four.  After losing the first 10-12, the Fishers pair took the next three, 9, 6 and 6.

Final scores:  6 rubbers to 5 and 24 games to 20.

 

– Pinnacle Packers 9 (Peter Midgley 3, Terry Martin, Glen Bell 2) d Tankard Dental 2 (Ross Humphreys, Josh Carmichael 1)

In a one-sided contest, Pinnacle Packers overwhelmed Tankard Dental.

Peter Midgley took three singles wins, with the only opposition coming from young Josh Carmichael.  Defeating Ross Humphreys and Aiden Moore (subbing again for Peter Kelly) in three sets, Midgley had to work harder against the enthusiastic Carmichael.  After taking the first two sets, Carmichael bounced back in the third 11-8, but Midgleys experience saw him close the match quickly 11-4 in the fourth.

Midgley was ably backed up by Terry Martin (two wins) and Glen Bell (two wins also).  p1Martin defeated Carmichael in five and Moore in three – Bell bettered Ross Humphreys in another five setter, and later downing Moore in four sets.

Both doubles contests went to the Packers to give them nine rubbers.

For Tankard Dental, only Ross Humphreys and Josh Carmichael contributed, each taking a single win; Humphreys in four sets over Terry Martin, and Carmichael in a tight four setter against Glen Bell 11-6, 15-17, 11-7, 15-13.

Final scores:  9 rubbers to 2 and 29 games to 13.

 

PENNANT THREE:

Bishop Builders, in recording their second victory, were runaway winners in this round, thrashing Fishers IGA.  The other two matches provided comfortable wins to Dunkley Scales and Weightmans Packaging.

 

– Dunkley Scales 7 (Karly Leach, Leonie Dunkley 2, Sam Hensgen 1) d Pinnacle Packers 4 (Peter Edwards, Paul Fitzpatrick 1)

Dunkley Scales led this match throughout, and clinched victory after the eighth rubber.Sounds like an easy win?  Not really; of those eight rubbers, five (in succession) went to five sets, and the victors took four.

This was a hard fought match, and only one rubber was decided in the minimum three sets.

Dunkley Scales captain Karly Leach and Leonie Dunkley each took two singles wins, number three Sam Hensgen took one, to set up their win.  Victories in both doubles saw them home. Pinnacle Packers penultimate player p1Peter Edwards played a perfect performance in his singles, to take three wins.  His opponents made him work for them, though; he needed five sets to overcome Karly Leach and four to see off Leonie Dunkley and Sam Hensgen.

Paul Fitzpatrick chipped in with one win against Hensgen (again in five sets) to give his side their four rubbers.

Captain Rachel Fitzpatrick could not crack it for a win, going down in two five setters, against Hensgen and Dunkley, and later in four against Karly Leach.  Rachel’s first doubles was another five set affair.

A high standard match, but Dunkley Scales too good.

Final scores:  7 rubbers to 4 and 27 games to 22.

 

– Bishop Builders 10 (Mick Bacon, Matt Avers 3, Jeff Hards 2) d Fishers IGA 1 (Jeremy Corrin 1)

After taking a big 9 rubbers to 2 win last week, Fishers IGA were on the receiving end this week when they fronted up to Bishop Builders.

Fishers captain Jeremy Corrin may have thought that this match would be a continuation of last week’s when he took the first rubber in three sets against Jeff Hards.

That, however, is where it ended.  Fishers did not get another rubber in this contest.  p1Corrin’s other two singles went to five sets; he lost to Matt Avers 8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, and the penultimate game against Mick Bacon was even closer, Corrin losing 12-10, 11-13, 11-7, 10-12, 10-12.

Bishop Builders captain Matt Avers took three singles wins, of course, but not without effort.  As mentioned, Corrin took him to five sets, and Tom Douglas’ match was four sets.  Similarly, Mick Bacon, in his three wins needed five against Corrin, four against Michael Hensgen and four against Douglas.

Final scores:  10 rubbers to 1 and 30 games to 13.

 

– Weightmans Packaging 7 (Rod Healy 3, Jai Green 2, Jol Peters 1) d Mallee Bearings 4 (Peter Mikhaeil, Sabrina Fitzpatrick, Helen Frania 1)

In another keenly contested match, Weightmans Packaging proved too good for Mallee Bearings.

Weightmans got off to a great start, taking the first four rubbers; Jai Green in four sets over Helen Frania, Jol Peters needing five to overcome Peter Mikhaeil, and Rod Healy defeating Sabrina Fitzpatrick in straight sets.  The first doubles then went to Healy and Green, downing Mikhaeil and Fitzpatrick.

After that, the match was more even; Mallee Bearing actually outscoring Weightmans 4 rubbers to 3 in the remaining 7 rubbers, but it was too little too late.

Weightmans captain Rod Healy again took three wins, only the rubber against opposing captain Peter Mikhaeil going beyond three sets, to four. p1Jai Green took two wins, and Jol Peters one.

For Mallee Bearings, all players took a singles win, Mikhaeil in four sets over Green, Fitzpatrick also in four over Peters, and Frania taking the last over Peters, also in four.  The second doubles also went their way; Mikhaeil and Frania downing Healy and Peters in five sets.

Final scores:  7 rubbers to 4 and 26 games to 18.

 

PENNANT FOUR:

 

– Fishers IGA 8 (Campbell McKenzie, Ben Hosking, Soyel Zahidi 2) d Max Miller Carpets 3 (Kumail Jaffry 3)

Fishers IGA for the second round in succession won 8-3. On this occasion their victims were Max Miller Carpets. The inspiring pre match chats by the “Ice Man” Ben Hosking has Fishers in good shape. p1Hosking, Campbell McKenzie and Soyel Zahidi all won two singles. They could not get over the line however against the in form Kumail Jaffry who again won three singles and is the only player undefeated in pennant four.

Kumail did have his hands full with first year player Campbell McKenzie; they fought out an excellent five setter with many fine rallies. At one stage Campbell took a two games to one lead before Kumail steadied to go on and win 11-5 6-11 7-11 11-3 11-7. Kumail also fought off the “Ice man” Hosking in another five set marathon 4-11 11-9 11-9 8-11 11-5.

 

– Sunny Daily 7 (Paulo Reyes, Shirley Whitecross 3, Therese Fitzpatrick 1) d Weightmans Packaging 4 (Kim Avers, Quentin Clark 1)

Sunny Daily proved too steady for Weightmans Packaging winning 7-4 with both Paulo Reyes and Shirley Whitecross winning three singles. Chilean import Paulo lined up for the first time in the Daily team and he has shown in the grading nights that he will be a force in this pennant. The standard of pennant four has lifted in this pennant and some excellent matches have taken place already after only two rounds.

Paulo’s team mate p1Shirley Whitecross also was in good form outlasting two of her younger teammates in five set marathons. Had these two matches gone the other way Weightmans would have tasted success but it was not to be. In her first match Shirley took an early two games to love lead against Kim Avers. Kim fought back to level the match however Shirley hung on in the last to win 11-8 11-5 6-11 7-11 11-9, a thriller!

In her last singles with her team leading 5-4 Shirley then accounted for the fast improving Quentin Clark again, in another five setter, by the barest margin. Her 6-11 11-9 11-6 14-16 11-9 victory was impressive and helped to record her team’s first win for the season.

The second doubles was another five set tussle with Weightmans pair Kim Avers and Demi Green outlasting Paulo Reyes and fill in Therese Fitzpatrick 12-14 13-11 11-8 6-11 12-10.

 

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