Senior League Analysis
Ladies 1st Team – Big congratulations to our Ladies 1st team who have now progressed to the semi-final of the floodlight league after beating Carrickmines 1st last night. This is the 2nd year in a row that they have made it through to the semi-finals of Class 2 and a win next Tuesday (home game at 7.30) against Lansdowne 1st would see this team promoted to Class 1 for 2018 – a first for WTC in the Floodlight League. Well done to Grace (C), Nessa, Tina, Shionagh and super sub Ashley. Great performance Ladies and best of luck next Tuesday in your semi-final game.
Mens 1st Team – A strong performance by this team resulted in them being part of a three way tie between the top 3 teams all on equal points. Unfortunately they narrowly missed out on qualification based on the number of matches won. Some very good games by all involved and every reason to believe that this team have the capability to progress further next year. Well played to all involved.
Ladies 2nd Team – This team met with some very strong opposition in Class 3 but battled hard throughout. Despite only winning 1 out of their 5 matches, they managed to avoid relegation on a count back of set differences and have retained their position in Class 3 for 2018. All to play for again next year. Well done Ladies.
Ladies 3rd team – A very strong performance by this team saw them finish 2nd in their group and proceed to the qualifiers. Unfortunately they met a very strong Skerries side and some tough playing conditions on the night and were unlucky not to proceed further. This team consisted of a mixture of two seasoned, experienced league players and two players making their début in Senior league tennis and way up there in Class 4 at that . A fantastic achievement to qualify from your group – well done to Clare (C), Marie, Hannah and Carol and everyone who subbed in along the way.
Mens 2nd team – A very tough section for these players who by mutual agreement would have been better served playing in a lower class. They met with some very strong competition but battled hard and showed great commitment in all of their games. Unfortunately they gained insufficient points to retain their position in Class 4 and face relegation for next year. An appeal for this team to remain in Class 4 will be lodged with the DLTC as we certainly have a number of players who are capable of playing at this level and beyond and are not currently being catered for in Floodlight League. Three mens teams at Class 3, 4 & 5 is something we should be aiming for next year.
Thank you to all players who committed to representing our club at the various levels and well done to all involved.
Don’t forget the closing date for entering your name for selection for Winter League is this Friday 10th November.
Jean Baker – Club Captain.