Our Winter season provided great result for all our senior teams. Of our nine Pennant teams five made finals, and the remaining four teams finished in fifth place, one spot out from the top four. This is the best result for a long time and what’s also encouraging is the number of juniors that have been filtering through the grades and improving so quickly. It would be great if we could get a Grade 1 pennant team back at East Malvern, and we have the players coming through who are certainly capable.
The Bayside teams have also been performing strongly and with two rounds to go both Bayside teams currently sit in their top four. Earnest efforts all round.
Saturday PM Grade 1 Doubles – Rohan, Elliot, Paul, Lloyd and Peter, Alex & Robert sit second on the ladder, playing the semi final Sat 12th at home. Its been a very good season and hopefully can make it to the final again this year.
Saturday PM Grade 6 Section 1 – Andrew, Mark, Liam, James and Fredrick finished Top of the ladder. James Hartson and Liam Lamb have had terrific seasons and were both undefeated in singles and only lost 1 doubles. They will both be competing for the best player of the year across all clubs. Both players are capable of playing Grade 1 pennant in a year or two.
Saturday PM Grade 7 Section 2 – Cameron, Jack, Mitch, Jordan, Gabriel & Tom finished fifth on the ladder, had a mixed year with potential to make finals but some close losses just kept them out of the finals.
Saturday PM Grade 8 Section 3 – Alan, John, Peter C, Peter G and Ron. The boys, who have been playing together for more than four years, finished just outside the top four in fifth. Another good solid year and unlucky not to make the finals as well.
Sunday PM Grade 3 Section 4 – Simon W, Simon T, Youri and Marcel. As great it is to have a team of coaches and ex coaches representing the club, it’s even better to have them play a great season and secure a place in finals, finishing 3rd in their section. Marcel is new to the club and won every singles match for the season. Youri, Simon and Simon also had good results through the season. Thanks also to James and Jack for filling in during the season and performing well.
Sunday PM Grade 5 Section 6 – Mahesh, Dan, Tom, Andrew, Cliff, Damien & Johannes. An overall strong season for the guys who have been playing together for some years, this time nailing third place in the top four.
Saturday AM Grade 3 Section 1 – Therese, Steph, Jodie and Mirjana. A great comeback season for these ladies who just missed finals by 3 points, finishing fifth on the ladder.
Saturday AM Grade 5 Section 1 – Carolyn, Joanne, Vanessa and Isabel, along with a number of emergencies, Played a good season, almost making the top four and finishing in fifth.
Saturday AM Grade 5 Section 2 – Nicole, Rebecca, Amanda and Kelsey & Lynette. These ladies competed very well this year, playing a consistent season and scored themselves a home first week final, finishing 2nd.
We would love to get some more ladies teams and if there is anyone interested, please call/email the club.
Saturday PM Sec 2 EM1 – Matt, Paul, Chris, Heath and Martin. Playing a great season, these boys have secured a strong lead and sit atop their ladder one week out from finals.
Saturday PM Sec 2 EM2 – Josh, Juan, Andrew, Tim and Alice. Another well played season, they are in the top four placing fourth on the ladder.
Good luck to all those finals teams. It’s been 30 years since EMTC have secured a pennant flag, and this year we are feeling just as hopeful!