The Winter League continued to produce excellent performances from our club representatives over the weekend.
Monaleen TC's Grade 5 team of Ruth Buckley [Captain], Michelle McCarthy, Pat O'Shaughnessy and John Harkins welcomed Rushbrooke Tennis Club from Cobh on Sunday. The Monaleen team were in devastating form! The ladies won their doubles match 6-4, 6-4 while the men won their doubles match 6-2, 6-2. In the mixed doubles there was no let-up and Michelle and John won 6-2, 6-2 while Ruth and Pat won 6-1 6-4. A 4-0 win for Monaleen in quite testing windy conditions. Well done!!! Poor Cobh had a long journey back without even the satisfaction of winning one set! Our team has safely qualified for a home fixture in the quarter finals in 3 weeks time.
Our Grade 3 team were given a walkover at the weekend and are also safely into the knockout stages. The final two matches of the round robin stage take place next weekend. We have two teams on the road. We wish Brendan Carragher and his Grade 4 team the best of luck in Cork against Ballinlough TC on Sunday. A 2-2 draw will see the lads through there. <br />We also wish Ian Murray and his team the best of Luck in Waterford on the same day against St. Anne's.
November 2nd, saw the first day of the WinterLeague – though it was probably hotter and calmer than any day during the Summer! The club had two excellent victories.
Our Grade 3 team commenced at midday on the new courts against Ballinlough of Cork. Cezary Wisniewski and Tommy Judkowiak won their men’s doubles in fine style while Gillian Carragher and Jennifer Colford were one point away from winning theirs but just come up short in a keenly contested match. Both the mixed doubles pairings won their matches to win the tie 3-1. There was a great atmosphere in the club with an U13 hurling match going on, the ball wall in full use and a team training on the new pitch. The Cork team were very impressed! It was then the turn of the Grade 5 WinterLeague team to play against the ‘old enemy’ Nenagh! Michelle McCarthy and Ruth Buckley had an excellent win in the ladies doubles and Pat O’Shaughnessy and John Harkins won their men’s doubles. It became a 4-0 sweep for Monaleen when both mixed doubles pairings won their matches in fine style – a great start to the WinterLeague season. The schedule for the remaining matches in 2015 is as follows. All matches commence at 2pm. All support is greatly appreciated.