31 July 2021 - Round 12 Winter

In Round 12, 5 of 7 Maccabi teams won.


Women's Doubles Section 2 Maccabi 4-34 def Mordialloc 2-28

Danielle Nagar/Anat Vernik 6-3

Alina Churilov/Sara Nagar 7-6

D Nagar/Churilov 3-6

Vernik/S Nagar 6-3

D Nagar/S Nagar 6-7

Vernik/Churilov 6-3

It was hard to get back on court after such a break but the sunny winter weather helped. However,
the ladies came back full of energy and fought hard for every point.
Alina Churilov served well and was steady from the baseline .
Danielle Nagar just out muscled the opposition and her mother Sara was nimble and agile at the net.
Anat played her usual steady role with consistent serves and net play.
The ladies started the year off slowly uncertain as to whether they could even get a team. After a
first round forfeit and a couple of losses they have bonded together winning their last three matches
. Today was the culmination of their combined efforts. Beating the top side !
Well done.


Open Singles/Doubles Section 2 Maccabi 3-5-53 def East Malvern 2-4-43

Lauren Yarrow 6-6 (bad light)
Daniel Vertes 8-2
Nathan Rapoport 8-1
Paul Kovacs 0-8 (forfeit)
Yarrow/Rapoport 6-2 4-6 5-7
Vertes/Kavacs 4-6 6-2 6-1
A good win but at the cost of two injuries. In doubles, Paul tumbled and grazed his leg and elbow quite badly in the third set but continued on like a champion. Daniel fell backwards onto his wrist in singles late in the set but managed to finish the match. Hopefully, he'll recover for finals.
- Daniel Vertes


This team also played once before the last lockdown on July 10:

Open Singles/Doubles Section 2 Maccabi 5-7-55 def Royal Ave 1-2-28
Ben Pollak 8-7
Daniel Vertes 8-7
Nathan Rapoport 8-0
Mark Lazarovits 8-0
Rapoport/Lazarovits 6-0 6-0
Pollak/Vertes 2-6 6-2 3-6

A big thank you to Ben for filling in today. 
A dominant performance by Nathan and Mark. Clean sheets in singles and doubles. Well done!
In singles, Ben and Danel both fought hard to come back from a few match points down to win their respective tie-breaks. In doubles, the dead rubber proved a mountain too high.
A bye next week with the road looking good towards a place in the finals.
- Daniel Vertes



Grade 4 Maccabi 5-8-58 def Beaumaris 1-2-39

Joel Fredman/Steven Gostin 8-5

Jess Flicker/Damon Flicker 8-5

Joel Fredman 6-4 6-2

Jess Flicker 6-3 6-1

Steven Gostin 6-3 6-4

Damon Flicker 4-6 2-6

Perfect conditions for tennis which was a major surprise given the forecast earlier this week
Both doubles pairs played solid tennis to win 8/5 respectively
Joel played really well hitting the ball really early to win convincingly 4&2
Jessie struggled a little in the blustery conditions but still did enough to win 3&1
Steven did what he had to do making his opponent play an extra shot as much as possible to win 3&4
Damon played a very steady player who got everything back going down 4&2
Good  team win 5/1 well done
- Steven Gostin


Grade 6 Mordialloc 4-7-54 def Maccabi 2-4-39

Warren Steinberg/Geoff Rosenberger 3-8

Jordan Jaffe/Saul Muscatel 6-8

Warren Steinberg 6-0 6-2

Geoff Rosenberger 1-6 0-6

Jordan Jaffe 2-6 7-6 10-6

Saul Muscatel 4-6 3-6


Grade 8 Maccabi 4-7-59 def Bruce Park 2-4-44

Jan Tenenberg/Ryan Behr 8-6

Marcus Frajman/Jonny Henquin 8-9

Jan Tenenberg 6-4 6-2

Marcus Frajman 3-6 7-5 11-9

Ryan Behr 4-6 4-6

Jonny Henquin 6-0 6-0

Great to back playing tennis.  A little bit windy but quite pleasant.  All matches were tight contests except for one.  A special mention to Jonny, who played a very high level of tennis in both singles and doubles.
- Marcus Frajman


Grade 9 Maccabi 3-5-43 lost to Monash 3-6-49 
Steven Kleytman / Adam Needleman 8-9
Lachie Zuker / Errol Dorfan 8-4
Steven Kleytman 6-3 6-0
Adam Needleman 6-3 3-6 10-7
Lachie Zuker 3-6 retired injured
Errol Dorfan 2-6 0-6

A few rusty players turned up at Monash to play on their concrete courts. We were 4th and they were 5 th . Knowing we play the top team this coming week means the result had even more significance. We also welcomed Errol Dorfan who kindly agreed to fill in for us. Lachie Zuker and Errol Dorfan got off to a slow start losing the first few games and then had to stop because one of their players left the court for 15 minutes. However, we clicked into gear and barely lost a game from that stage.
Steven Kleytman and Adam Needleman lost to a pair that played incredibly defensively and although we always felt we were going to win we did not. This ended up costing us the day.
In the singles all four players went on together as they had four available courts. We lost Lachie early to a knee injury and Errol walked off the court telling me he had just lost to himself. Briefly I naturally assumed Errol had gone mad but actually he played an opponent with the exact same game. Each game went to deuce with both players having the same game plan. Unfortunately Errol’s opponent did not miss a ball and ended up winning with a scoreline that did not reflect the match.
I knew that Steven Kleytman and myself had to win our matches very comfortably for us to win. Steven Kleytman did. Adam Needleman won in a marathon but conceded too many games.
- Adam Needleman


Grade 10 Maccabi 3-6-50 beat BLTC 3-4-45
Joel Rabinov/ Michael Rabinovich 5-8
Ben Pollak/ Jack Stock 5-8
Ben Pollak 7-5 6-3
Joel Rabinov 6-1 6-1
Jack Stock 7-6 6-1
Michael Rabinovich 0-6 2-6

What a dramatic day. It started off with us travelling to the wrong venue (one of my rare mistakes). Once we got to Maccabi, things didn't quite go as intended.
Joel and Michael gave a 2 game head start in a rusty 5-8 performance.
Ben and Jack felt comfortable against opponents they beat last time. Unfortunately, they got ahead of themselves at 5-2 to let it slip 5-8.
Michael has copped it tough this season, playing guys who probably should be playing at 1 or 2. Lost 0-6, 2-6.
Joel (thankfully) played like he did prior to the lockdown, winning the key points in a close 6-1, 6-1 match.
Ben played a close opening set, taking it 7-5. Down a break at 2-3, Ben hit his stride, closing it out 6-3 with 2 aces in the final game.
Jack won a pivotal tiebreak, before doing what he does best to win 6-1 and bring home the win for us.
Overall: Great to be back playing tennis. A unique day, but great that we managed to get the win by the end of it. We've had the false start, next week is go time at Dendy!
- Joel Rabinov


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