Triples comp heads to finals

Highton Night Owls Matthew Synoradzki and Brian Spong. (supplied)

Tyler Krumholz

The Tennis Geelong Triples regular season wrapped for three sections on Thursday night, with some tight races and surprising ladder finishes.

In Section 1, a new team of juniors from Wandana Heights named The Goats has finished on top of the ladder. Their first finals challenge will be a tricky one against The Night Owls from Highton TC, a team that previously has won the Section 1 flag.

The other semifinal consists of last season’s Premiers, Drysdale’s The NSA, travelling to Jan Juc to take on The Flying Dankanators, who were

barely pipped on the ladder by The Goats. Both higher seeded teams won their initial matchups against their semi-final opponents.

Section 3’s #1 v #4 semi-final will see the Moolap Goats host Grovedale’s Backhanded Compliments.

Moolap has dominated the regular season, only dropping four sets in five six-set matches. New team The Winks Wizards from Geelong Lawn will face Grovedale’s Four Posts, a rematch of a 3-3 28-25 nailbiter won by the higher-seeded Wizards in round 3.

Table 29 Tennis Association finished first as minor premiers in Section 4 and will host the Dagwood Dogs at St. Mary’s. Table 29 finished undefeated, only losing six sets in their five encounters.

Moolap’s Conc It Crew is the surprise of the season as a team new to competition tennis. The Crew improved each week after a round 1 5-1 30-12 loss to the Highton Allstars. The rematch will be at Moolap in the #2 v #3 semi-final.

Section 2 has one more week of regular season play, with Moolap’s Zing Kings well in front. All Saints and Grovedale 1 are nearly even on points in the race for second, and they will match up this Thursday with the winner getting a spot in the Grand Final against Moolap.

Tennis Geelong Triples is the only association-run tennis competition in Victoria that does not require players to be club members. For more information, go to Tennis Geelong’s Night Competition website.