16 February 2019 - Round 13 Summer


In the penultimate round of the season (for most teams), one Maccabi team won and there were seven losses (three 3-3 losses).

 

MEN:

Section 1 Mount Eliza 3-5-43 def Maccabi 3-4-46

Arthur Kaganovitch 8-2

Asaf Nagar 8-4

Max Needleman 4-8

Steven Gostin 6-8

Kaganovitch/Nagar 6-4 0-6 6-2

Needleman/Gostin 0-6 5-7

We welcomed back asaf before the impending birth and Arthur Steven both with a week off we much more competitive
Arthur played great tennis moving really well and striking the ball with lots of confidence winning easily 8/2
Asaf played very consistently especially on his backhand winning 8/3
Max lost rhythm with his serve serving wat too many double faults that put too much pressure in himself going down 4/8
Steven played a young big serving player and matching him all the way only to lose 6/8 when serving at 6/7 40/0 not to hold serve a bit disappointing
In the doubles Arthur/asaf played a great first volleying wellto take it 6/4 then their opponents played the set of the lives hitting winners from everywhere to win 6/0 however our boys recovered their composure to win 6/2
Max/Steve struggled for rhythm in the first max serving 3 doubles per serve to shake his confidence losing the set 0/6
In the second they found some form but just couldn’t take it going down 5/7
On the day losing by a miserable set but a much better effort
- Steven Gostin

 

Section 5 BLTC 3-5-52 def Maccabi No 2 3-4-40
Steven Kleytman 3-8
Jan Tenenberg   3-8
Adam Needleman 8-6
David Kenley   8-4
Tenenberg/Needleman 0-6 3-6
Kleytman/Kenley 2-6 6-3 7-5

Travelling away  to Beaumaris to play on clay against a team sitting 1 point
from top position was a huge task . However, we had a very strong team in
with ability in both singles and doubles. In a very high standard contest my
hunch was correct. It was an epic contest which finished at 5.45 with both
teams exhausted. We won 2 of the the 4 singles and one of the 2 doubles.
Everything went as planned except 3 rubbers all was good but not good enough to get the chocolates, going down on sets and games. I would like to thank the whole team today for giving their best and showing the competition what we are capable of. Boys be proud of yourselves.
- Adam Needleman

 

Section 5 Maccabi No 1 4-5-47 def Kings Park 2-3-38

Saul Muscatel 8-3

Damon Flicker 8-3

Marcus Frajman 8-7

Ryan Behr 3-8

Frajman/Behr 6-2 6-2

Muscatel/Flicker 5-7 3-6

Kings Park didn't have their best team in and even so, we were lucky to win today. We had four courts and Saul and Damon had comfortable wins.  Saul played the same guy he played earlier in the season and won by the same scoreline.  Good to see Damon back on court - he was too consistent for his opponent.  Marcus squandered a 5-3 lead and trailed 5-7 before getting out of jail. Ryan was outplayed an impressive youngster.
In the doubles, established pair Marcus and Ryan got the job done to win the day, playing effective doubles and taking their chances.  Saul and Damon didn't quite fire and will be disappointed by their performance.  Overall, a narrow win with all players contributing.
- Marcus Frajman

 

Section 6 Ormond 5-7-52 def Maccabi 1-1-27

David Zulman 6-8

Jordan Jaffe 2-8

Marty Schwarz 2-8

Errol Dorfan 8-4

Jaffe/Schwarz 4-6 0-6

Zulman/Dorfan 3-6 2-6

 

Section 7 Glenhuntly 5-7-53 def Maccabi 1-1-37

Alan Datt 0-8

Paul Koltun 4-8

Daniel Vertes 7-8

Miguel Donnenfeld 8-5

Datt/Koltun 4-6 0-6

Vertes/Donnenfeld 3-6 1-6

We welcomed Miguel as an emergency for the second week in a row and he didn't disappoint confidently winning his singles. Alan and Paul were both outplayed by strong opponents. Daniel took his singles match to a tie break after being down 3-7. Unfortunately, he couldn't finish the task and lost the tie break 5-7. Both double matches were disappointing and nothing to write home about.
- Daniel Vertes

 

Section 8 Le Page def Maccabi 5-1 rubbers, 7-1 sets, 55-34 games.

Ben Pollak 2-8
Joel Rabinov 8-6
Daniel Goodrich 4-8
Jack Stock 5-8

Joel/ Daniel 2-6, 3-6
Ben/ Jack 6-7, 4-6.

In perfect conditions, Joel and Daniel opened proceedings against Le Page.
Joel served well (for once) and led 4-1, before letting the opponent back in the match for 6all. Two let calls probably deciding the match, with Joel lucking into both for 30-15 before 2 big serves to hold serve before finishing it off 8-6.
Daniel mentally didn't turn up, losing 4-8.
Ben played a very good player, although was quite young he had powerful ground strokes and a very smart serve. Although more than half the games went to deuce and Ben didn’t play too bad, he was outclassed 8-2. Ben at least saw the positives that he fought hard throughout against a clearly superior player.
Jack fought hard as always, but his opponent was just a little bit better with a 5-8 result.
Daniel and Joel started off well getting a 2-1 lead. However a combination of terrible serving along with the opposition winning every 50:50 point and every game that went to 30all resulted in a 2-6, 3-6 loss.
Ben and Jack were down 5-2 but a spirited comeback got them into a tiebreak and unfortunately lost it 8-6. The second set was tight throughout, however Ben and Jack went down 6-4. Positives were that Ben held every service game and Jack’s constant running down of very difficult was brilliant.
Overall: having a big of dejavu... (3rd week in a row losing 5-1). We all have things we need to work, now it's just a matter of execution over the next few months. (Although one match still to play). Doubles communication needs to improve (but that will come with playing with the same partner consistently).
- Joel Rabinov

 

Section 9 East Malvern 3-4-44 def Maccabi 3-4-34

Nathan Rapoport 8-7

Josh Duieb 8-3

Bradley Bergman 4-8

Josh Dorfan 1-8

Rapoport/Duieb 6-2 6-4

Bergman/Dorfan 0-6 1-6

Another close loss for grade 9.
Josh Duieb continued his great season with another a decisive win in singles 8-3.
Barely anything divided Nathan and his opponent, but he arose the victor 8-7 (5).
Brad fought hard in his match but went down 4-8.
Josh Dorfan came up against a very skillful number 4 and lost 1-8. Another learning experience.
Nathan and Josh Duieb teamed up for the third time in doubles and once again didn't lose a set, winning 6-2 6-4 even though Josh was almost immobilised with an ankle injury.
Unfortunately Brad and Josh Dorfan struggled against their more consistent opponents losing 0-6 1-6 in their doubles. Brad learnt a lesson in racquet care as well.
The result was even on rubbers and sets but East Malvern took the match on games.
- Nathan Rapoport

 

WOMEN:

Section 2 East Malvern 5-7-56 def Maccabi 1-2-29

Mor Dahan 8-4

Lauren Yarrow 4-8

Nicole Cukierman 1-8

Anat Vernik 0-8

Dahan/Yarrow 4-6 6-3 6-7

Cukierman/Vernik 0-6 0-6

We played against East Malvern tennis club (one of the top teams) and as a result we lost but still managed to put up a fight! Hopefully we can do better in the next season we verse them! 
- Lauren Yarrow

 

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