Premiership success for MWL
Finally, finally. We have two premierships and congratulations to our victorious A9 and B1 teams. The A9 team – Karyn Dear, Dee Reid, Wendy Wight and Laurice Webb played beautifully to win by 10 games and were well coached by Captain Leanne Lui from the sidelines. We all know that winning any game of tennis is a team effort and every player contributes to the success. However, Laurice has been awarded the Carol Forster Medal for the player of the finals series. Laurice had been out of the team for about 6 weeks due to stress fractures in her feet but played her heart out as a tribute to her good friend, Judith Waaldyk, who sadly passed away on the date of the grand final exactly 12 months ago – she would have been very proud. Well done girls, a great team effort and a fabulous achievement to finish 2nd on the ladder with the trials and tribulations that went on during the season. A very deserved case of 3rd time lucky.
Our B1 girls fell over the line by a mere 3 games in a very tense contest. After finishing on top of the ladder by a big margin the team of Michelle Mynott, Eleanor Peacock (who also battled stress fractures of the tootsies for a lot of the season), Kate Peacock and Rachel McMurray scraped through their semi final by 1 game and came through with flying colours on the big day. Captain Anne Johansen was coach for the day. Kate has been awarded 3 Brownlow votes for her performance in both finals and unanimously given “best woman on court”. I could give myself a pat on the back for playing in the team during the season but seeing the side lost their only two games when I fronted up maybe it would have been better not to have mentioned it. Our summer season starts straight away and good luck to our 3 teams – let’s hope we can have a trio of flags next season. . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Forster.