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Valuable Finals Experience for Maccabi Juniors

Posted: 23-Jun-2019 by Tennis

The Section 15 boys were runners-up in their first season of competition tennis. L to R Benji Basist, Lior Gavriel, Dean Cohenka, Riley Lipsitz and Ilan Elbohar
The Section 13 team of Ryan Zheng, Yotam Ishay and Jack Levin. Absent: Toby Smorgon, Joel Krongold and Josh Lindell
The Section 9 winning team L to R: Danielle Nagar, Cody Brits, Bradley Bergman and Max Zhu

Maccabi had four teams playing in Grand finals on the weekend (three teams in the Moorabbin Districts Junior Tennis Association Saturday morning competition and one team in the Bayside Regional Tennis Association Sunday morning competition) - adding two Premiers' flags, while two teams finished the season as runners-up.

 The Section 9 Sunday morning team of Max Zhu, Bradley Bergman, Danielle Nagar and Cody Brits prevailed in the decider against Royal South Yarra, winning 4 rubbers to 2.  

The Section 15 boys, including Benji Basist, Lior Gavriel, Dean Cohenka, Riley Lipsitz and Ilan Elbohar, enjoyed their first season of competition tennis and finished as runners-up.

The Section 13 boys team of Ryan Zheng, Yotam Ishay, Jack Levin, Toby Smorgon, Joel Krongold and Josh Lindell were also in their first season of competition tennis and after finishing on top of the ladder after the home and away season, finished runners-up in the Grand Final.

The Section 2 boys team of Riley Brick, Raphael Schwalb, Ayden Carp, Brad Lowe and James Thurston won their Grand Final after a dominant season, winning 5 rubbers to 1.



Max Zhu/Bradley Bergman 2-6

Danielle Nagar/Cody Brits 6-1

Max Zhu 5-7

Bradley Bergman 6-2

Danielle Nagar 6-3

Cody Brits 6-0

Today's grand final was held at Dendy Park against Royal South Yarra.
It was a tough doubles competition with Max and Brad up against an amazing duo, who were too strong to beat. Maccabi managing to only win 2 games.
Cody and Danielle had an easy 6-1 win in their doubles match.
In singles, Max did his best to keep up with his opponent who unfortunately was too strong in the end. Despite this Max still managed to win 5 games.  Bradley played an amazing game against a very strong player 2; winning 6-2.  Danielle played consistently against her opponent and won with an amazing result of 6-3.  Cody was up against a sub from section 10. He played an incredible game winning 6-0. Special congratulations to Cody who was also awarded the best performing player award.
Our fifth player Jed, played an amazing doubles season with Cody. Winning all their doubles matches. 
Well done to our Section 9 premiers - you all played an amazing season of tennis! 
- Michelle Bergman, Team Manager



Lior Gavriel/Ilan Elbohar 3-6

Dean Cohenka/Benji Basist 4-6

Lior Gavriel 5-6

Dean Cohenka 5-6

Riley Lipsitz 6-1

Benji Basist 0-6

The boys played some great tennis in their very first season. They have had strong consistent wins and came runners up in a fierce grand final. They showed great sportsmanship, resilience and improved their game week by week. 
- Rebecca Lipsitz, Team Manager



Toby Smorgon 2-6

Joel Krongold 5-6

Jack Levin 0-6

Yotam Yishi 6-5

Smorgon/Krongold 6-5

Levin/Yishi 6-5

It was the first season for all the players in Section 13, and it was a season of many highlights given the team went undefeated throughout the home and away games.
With the objective of the season to learn how to compete as both a singles and doubles player, the boys should be proud of their efforts with a Runner’s Up pennant to show for it.
- Adam Levin, Team Manager


SECTION 2 MACCABI 5-32 def Le Page 1-23

Riley Brick 1-6

Raphael Schwalb 6-2

Ayden Carp 6-4

Brad Lowe 6-2

Riley Brick/Ayden Carp 7-5

Raphael Schwalb/James Thurston 6-4

The boys went into this season with a couple new team members.
I was not expecting the boys to be one of top contenders but they had good consistent results the whole season and improved as the season progressed. So it was a fantastic result.
- Naomi Hornstein, Team Manager


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