WRAPPING UP: Yeppoon Tennis Club members enjoyed a successful season and look forward to next year’s.
WRAPPING UP: Yeppoon Tennis Club members enjoyed a successful season and look forward to next year’s. Amy Haydock

Warriors prevail despite underdogs tag

THE Tuesday Night Tennis Final was held at the Yeppoon Tennis Club on October 14 and did not leave crowds disappointed.

Although taking out the 2013 final, the Warriors went into this game as underdogs, even after beating flag favourites the Titans the previous week in an upset win.

Going into this game, the Chiefs, led by previous Yeppoon Club Champion Wayne Wex, were quietly confident of taking the championship trophy home after easily beating the Warriors in their past three encounters.

In the first round the Warriors' captain Stephen Pickering and three-time finals winner Gemma Stibbards set the scene for a close encounter when they took out the first set 5-3, beating Wayne Wex and Chiefs newcomer Tracey Joyce.

The overall result was in doubt until late in the final.

In the end it came down to Payten Wex and Jacob Anderson slowly clawing their way back into the final game, drawing the set 4-4 and giving the Warriors a well-deserved win.

A presentation night was subsequently held at the Yeppoon Club House with the following players winning awards:

Most Awesomeness 2014 - Dorothy Buckton.

Most Consistent - Dorothy Buckton/Carolyn Mead/Chris Broad/Brian Caffrey.

Encouragement Award - Michael Joyce.

"On behalf of the Yeppoon Tennis Club I would like to thank all teams that took part in this year's competition as well as reserve players that were called on though out the year," Stephen Pickering said.

"The club looks forward to another successful season in 2015 with the season beginning the first week after Easter."

All new players interested in playing in this competition next year please contact Stephen Pickering on 0407 760 236.



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