BTC’s Winter Doubles Pennant season finished with a flurry over the last few weeks – Club President Rod Unmack tells the story of the Grand Final featuring Bruce Christie/Greg Henderson v Alastair Reed/Steve Wright below:
Alastair and Steve actually came out of the blocks very quickly jumping to a 4 – 1 lead, before Bruce & Greg really got going, but boy when they got going, they got going.
They played excellent tennis to see them at 13 games to 6, so we thought the whole match was pretty well over.
But then Steve & Alastair turned on the power game and just kept winning – 13/7, 13/8, 13/9, 13/10, 13/11.
At advantage all in the next game, a shot by the Steve/Alastair pair hit the tape and stayed on their side putting the score at 14/11 – I’m sure I saw a huge sigh of relief from Bruce & Greg.
Alastair and Steve did win the next game and were looking strong in the next, but time was also their enemy, losing 14 games to 12.
Congratulations Bruce & Greg, great tennis guys, once again Royal Tennis and handicapping wins.