Winter League Round Up
What a busy weekend for the Ladies with three teams still involved in the final stages of Winter League 2018.
Ladies 4th team – Class 5
Having been beaten in the qualifiers earlier in the week, this team got a second bite of the cherry when they were awarded additional points as a result of Castleknock not playing their team in the correct order. This allowed our Class 5 team proceed through to the quarters where they played Newtown Park Tennis Club 3 on Saturday afternoon. The Ladies put up a strong fight with all three having very close first sets but unfortunately came out second best on the day. The good news is that this team, having reached the quarter final stage, will now be promoted up to Class 4 for next year. Well done to everyone involved.
Ladies 3rd team – Class 4
This team were unlucky to meet a very strong David Lloyd Riverview 4 in the quarter-finals at home on Saturday afternoon. Playing a very high standard of tennis for Class 4, the Wicklow team unfortunately lost out in a tightly contested 2/1 finish deigning them the opportunity of promotion to Class 3 for 2019. This is very disappointing for the Ladies who are more than capable of holding their own at Class 3 level. Not surprisingly, David Lloyd Riverview 4 are now through to the finals and it was just our bad luck to have come up against such a strong team at the quarter final stage. Everything to play for again next year.
Ladies 2nd team – Class 4
After the disappointment of last year our Ladies 2nd team were leaving nothing to chance. A resounding win over Carrickmines 3 at home on Saturday earned them the much coveted promotion to Class 2 tennis for 2019 Winter League and a place in the semi-finals against Trinity 1. Played in Trinity on Sunday at 2.00pm, the Wicklow Ladies put up a good fight but were overpowered by a very strong college team many of whom would hold their own at Class 1 level. Well done Ladies on a very successful campaign and achieving your target of promotion to Class 2 Winter League for next year.
Overall a very successful campaign for WTC in Winter League 2018 with 5 of our record breaking 11 teams reaching the qualifiers/quarters/semi final stages and 2 of our teams gaining promotion for next year. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved.
Jean Baker – Club Captain