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Zvi Schweitzer wins Intellectual Disability Victorian Tennis Championships

Posted: 17-Oct-2013 by Maccabi VIC

Zvi Schweitzer from Maccabi Tennis Club won the Victorian Tennis Championships for players with an Intellectual Disability held over the weekend of 12 and 13 October 2013.

Zvi had previously won the championships in 2009 and 2010 and in 2012 was runner up to Mitchell James who he had to beat this time to win back the title.

Earlier in the year Zvi and Mitchell had represented Australia at the World Tennis Championships in the Czech republic where they both brought home some medals.

This time they were facing each other and in a game played in tremendous spirit, Zvi was able to reverse the tables from last year and record an impressive 2 sets to 1 win. Zvi started slowly and was down 0-4 in the first set, eventually losing it 2-6. He then gritted his teeth and raised his tennis to a new level, putting more on the serve and more on his shots, giving it his all.

The second set was on serve with Zvi ahead 5-4 when Zvi again raised the bar and with some great returns and passing shots he broke Mitchell’s serve to tie the match one set all.

The third set was a 10-point tiebreaker. This time Zvi got off to a flyer, racing to a 5-1 lead. His opponent clawed back to almost level, with Zvi ahead 8-7 and two serves to come. Zvi then played two beautiful service points, winning the match with a forehand winner down the line for a two sets to one victory, reversing the loss from twelve months earlier.

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