Good morning everybody,
Our four 18+ PTA teams that headed into the playoffs this past weekend were all underdogs and had to play on the road. Out of the four matches, 3 teams were victorious and have made it into the finals and the 4fh team came so close to an upset.
First of all the men. The 4.0 B team traveled to Galvin Park and pulled out a tight victory 4 to 1 with every win going 3 sets! They will face first place Analy in the finals. The 3.5 men’s team also had a squeaker of a match taking down second place Wikiup 3 to 2. Due to a shortage of players available, an injured David Yarbrough stepped up and played with Alex Trinh. They secured the team win with a gutty performance taking down their opponents 76, 75! They will face La Cantera on the road.
On the Lady’s side, the 3.5 B Team, nickname “Mi Casa” traveled to play second place La Cantera and snatched an impressive 3-2 win highlighted by strong matches from Sugi Bernard at #2 singles and Jennifer Anakar and her partner Amy D’Ambrogia at #2 doubles. The match was secured by a dominating 61,61 victory at #3 doubles by Kiyoe Logan and Ivy Donnelly! They travel to Crane Park for their final. The only team that failed to move on but put up a tenacious battle was our Lady’s 3.0 A team who traveled to first place Fountaingrove and put a scare into their undefeated record! Our team lost 3-2 with awesome wins at #1 singles in 3 sets by Simone Hughes and another 3 setter from Kimberly Pometta and Joanne Konezny! Fountaingrove was sweating out as the match hinged on the #2 singles spot with Antonia De Heinrich fighting for victory only to succumb to her opponent in 3 sets.
Great showing by all our teams and GOOD LUCK IN THE FINALS!
On another note, your PTA replaced two nets at the Leghorn Courts this weekend and replaced center straps for the other two nets.
We are still open for candidates to fill our two board positions so please email me if you have interest.
Have a great week and we will see yo on the courts!
Petaluma Tennis Association