TNB Comp Winners

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2022 TNB Comp winners - CTC

Collaroy Tennis Club teams had some wonderful successes in recent Tennis Northern Beaches competitions! Some teams reached the semi-finals while others went on to win their comp.

Wednesday Morning Ladies

After a few years of being the runners up, we finally succeeded. Vera Lachemann and Deb Johnston, together with Rachel Wilson from Bay View won the TNB Mid Week Ladies Comp final against Mona Vale (Jenny Lyon, Kristen Welsh and Rebecca Shanahan) 6-4, 6-4. It was a close match, but well deserved for Collaroy after not losing a match all comp.

TNB Comp winners - CTC ladies

By Vera Lachemann

Wednesday Night Men

The final – you could feel the excitement in the air. Beautiful weather for tennis, 21 degrees with a slight north easterly breeze off the Pacific. We were expecting a tough match and that was exactly what we got.

Down 1-3 in the first set, we dug deep and broke straight back. It was going neck-and-neck and then suddenly we were in a tiebreak. The pressure was on. At the last comp, we had to retire in the final after winning 11 from 11. Now again 11 from 11 for this Wednesday Night Men doubles comp and another tense moment. What will happen? Will lightening strike twice and disaster strike? No. Bang Bang Bang!!! Three great points to open the tie break and a commanding 3-0 lead. Damo stepping up with an error-free display when it mattered most and suddenly the set was ours. Relief came to mind as our opponents were playing classic serve-volley doubles piling on the pressure. Easily our toughest match to date.

Surely we would run away with it from here. But no, again we were down 1-3 with me losing my serve for the first time after a marathon 7-deuce game. Again from behind and under pressure, we broke straight back with four great returns. But it definitely wasn’t easy. We had a few chances to break, but again all held serve and a second set tiebreak ensued. There were some amazing defensive gets by us both, fighting for everything and before we knew it, the match was ours. Two great tight sets, with our best tennis coming when it mattered most. We even played an exhibition 3rd set taking it 6-1. What a great effort.

Special mention must go to our great reserve Wil, who filled in never losing a set all comp. What a champion. This was an amazing victory and something to always remember. Wonderful win, but more importantly, great positive enjoyable tennis, played in great spirit. I must say, in 40 odd years of tennis, I have not enjoyed it as much as this year. Great stuff Wil and Damian! May I suggest a deserving grade 2 upgrade is on the cards? Let’s go 2023!

2022 TNB winners - CTC men

By Kenny Moyle

Thursday Night Mixed

The Thursday Night Mixed pair of Brendan Jack and Simone Sabadina played solidly throughout the round-robin, winning 7 out of 10 rounds. They finished 2nd on the ladder. Their true form were evident in the semi-final, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 against the team from Bayview. They continued this fantastic form in the final and convincingly won 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 against the Careel Bay team. Awesome win Brendan and Simone!

2022 TNB winners - CTC mixed

Congratulations and well done to the Collaroy Tennis Club teams! We’re all looking forward to more tennis and successes in 2023!

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