1 May 2021 - Round 2 Winter


In Round 2 of the Tennis Victoria Winter Pennant and in the opening round of the Bayside Regional Tennis Association Winter competition, 4 of 6 Maccabi teams won.

MEN:

Grade 4 Maccabi 4-7-51 def Rosebud 2-5-47

James Oklander 6-2 6-1

Robert Minc 3-6 6-3 10-8

Steven Gostin 3-6 7-5 10-0

Ryan Sharp 2-6 3-6

Oklander/Minc 8-4

Gostin/Sharp 5-8 

Driving an hour and half to rosebud to play tennis is a shock to the system however nice weather and a good win made it worth it
James/rob played together for the first time and combined well to easily win 8/4
Ryan/Steven played together for the first time also against a seasoned pair and had lots of opportunities but just fell short 5/8
We lucky to have 4 courts
James who is a really solid player easily accounted for his player in straight
Rob played against a guy who just couldn’t miss in the first set but eventually the big boy just wore him down to eventually win 10/8 in the tiebreaker
Steven started very slowly against a big hitting opponent going down 0/3 in the 2nd but eventually found his rhythm to take the 2nd then his opponent chasing a drop shot tore a muscle so won 10/0 in the tiebreaker
Ryan having not played for a while lacked confidence and consistency going down to a solid serve volleyer in straight
Great win boys
- Steven Gostin

 

Grade 6 Le Page 4-7-51 def Maccabi 2-3-37

Geoff Rosenberger 4-6 2-6

Marty Schwarz 1-6 2-6

Saul Muscatel 2-6 2-6

Warren Steinberg 6-4 6-2

Rosenberger/Muscatel 4-8

Schwarz/Steinberg 8-1

 

Grade 8 Maccabi 6-10-65 def Dendy Park 0-0-30

Matias Brener 7-5 6-4

Jan Tenenberg 6-1 6-3

Marcus Frajman 6-2 6-0

Ryan Behr 6-3 6-3

Tenenberg/Behr 8-6

Brener/Frajman 8-3

A comprehensive win, without dropping a set.  Ryan took control in the important moments against a wily opponent.  Jan demonstrated that he can play well and with confidence on en tout cas.  Despite a scare about a recurrent calf injury, Matias was too strong and beat a good player in the closest singles match of the day.  Jan and Ryan had to play their best in an even doubles rubber and ensured it was a clean sweep.
- Marcus Frajman

 

Grade 9 Maccabi 4-7-62 def Mentone 2-4-39 

Kleytman/Needleman 8-2

Zuker/Seymour 8-2

Steven Kleytman 6-4 7-5

Adam Needleman 6-4 6-7 7-10

Lachie Zuker 6-0 6-1

Darren Seymour 6-7 3-6

Playing a bunch of 14yokids  looked an easy task. However,  the kids had won last week and despite not having their no 1 in today played very nice tennis in patches and provided a real challenge. Steven Kleytman played incredibly solid all afternoon and kept calm against a talented boy in his singles. The standard of tennis was top shelf. The young boy went for broke and red lined. Steven just kept putting balls back and in awkward positions until he got an opportunity.  Controlled tennis under pressure. Lachie Zuker was again a stand out for the second week in a row. He is barely losing a game and combining well in doubles . We are winning which is pleasing but realise we have played two sides now that have not put forward their strongest 4. Two wins to start the season sets us up nicely and is pleasing.
- Adam Needleman

 

Grade 10 Dendy Park No 2 4-7-60 def Maccabi 2-4-41
Ben Pollak/ Errol Dorfan 5-8
Joel Rabinov/ Michael Rabinovich 9-8
Ben Pollak 1-6, 3-6
Joel Rabinov 7-6, 6-3
Errol Dorfan 2-6, 6-4, 8-10
Michael Rabinovich 1-6, 1-6

On a perfect day in May, we had 4 courts at our disposable at Dendy Park.
Unfortunately a few of us were quite rusty...
Ben got smashed in the first set (1-6), was down 4-0 in second set and although he got it back to 4-3 and had chances to get it to 4-4, he couldn't get another game in a disappointing match (3-6).
Errol played a big server. Errol was down 0-4 before he started to find his rhythm (although lost the opening set 4-6). Errol took control of the 2nd set (6-2). Unfortantely gave up another head start (this time 6-2 in the tie break) to lose 8-10.
Michael was extremely rusty in a 1-6, 1-6 loss.
Joel played in a match where holding serve was a rarity as both players hit multiple double faults in service games (only once in the first set and that was at 3all and 4-3). Joel upped his level in the tiebreak to take it 7-1. At 1-2 in 2nd set, Joel got on a roll for 5-2. Despite having a match point (and double faulting) Joel closed it out the following game for a 6-3 win.
Ben and Errol played pretty well but unfortunately lost the big points and with their opponents making some big serves in crucial times for a 5-8 loss.
Joel and Michael were mostly ahead in a close match. Both had chances to serve for the match (and couldn't), however Joel and Michael won the tiebreak.
Overall: A solid performance, but this Dendy side will be strong in our section. A bye next round before we can get our season back on track.
- Joel Rabinov

 

BRTA MIXED:

Section 2 Maccabi 6-8-56 def Glenhuntly 0-0-34
Mor Dahan 8-4
Lauren Yarrow 8-7
Daniel Vertes 8-6
Mark Lazarovits 8-7
Dahan/Yarrow 6-4 6-4
Vertes/ Lazarovits 6-0 6-2

In near perfect Autumn weather, the team won all rubbers to start the season.
We secured an early victory with all players winning their singles. Lauren came from behind 2-6 to win in a tie break! Mor wasn't phased playing against an opponent in track pants. Daniel won despite losing four match points at 7-4. 
In doubles, Mor and Lauren waited patiently to defeat strong opponents.
Daniel and Mark were clinical in their win. Mark displaying consistent forehand groundstrokes.
Great start to the season!
- Daniel Vertes

 

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