Our 2014 Winter season has been one of our most successful seasons to date with an incredible 8 out of our 13 teams making the Semi Final with 6 of those teams going on to make the Grand Final. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 45 players who took to the court, all parents who were team managers and supervisors and also a big thank you to Blake Robertson who put his hand up to be our Sunday Junior Supervisor for the entire season. This was the first season where all players were wearing the new Glen Iris Valley club shirt. The players loved there shirts and loved showing off which club they belonged to. All Glen Iris Valley players represented the club in a manner which was second to none, showing respect for opposition teams and also showing great encouragement for teammates. With Glen Iris Valley hosting 12 teams on Sunday, it was great see all players taking to the team aspect of tennis which interm created an incredible atmosphere at the club. We look forward to another successful season with our Summer Competition starting in October.
Our Saturday C2 team consisting of Akash Deo, Gabby Kitchingman, Luke Vazquez and John Stamellos, who had made there 3 successive Grand Final, unfortunately lost by 2 games. An outstanding effort to get that far, Well Done!!
Our 3 premierships came from our Sunday Teams. A big Congratulations to our players in our A Reserve 2 team, Martin Dowman, Daniel Baroudi and Demetri Kaminis. The boys only lost one match all season and were our best performed side, well done boys!!
Our D Special 3 team come from 3rd on the ladder to take the title in a hard fought Grand Final. A big well done to Marcus Russell, Felipe Herrera, Stefan Tikellis and Oliver Chen for a wonderful season.
Our C Special 2 team also had dominant season winning both the semi final and grand final extremely convincingly. A big congratulations to Jerry Yu, William Maligin, Austin Co and Nick Kardis. Well done boys!!!!
A big congratulations goes to our runners up teams: B2 Rubbers (White) team of Daisy Hingston, Julian Scaturchio, Rajiv Kumar and our members of the C2 team Arielle Rusman, Daniella Gorr, Joseph Teoh and Lachlan Crestani. A great effort to get that far!!
The club would also like to recognize the teams who narrowly missed out on making the Grand Finals and Semi Finals. Well Done to our B Special 2 (Black) Rubbers team, Daniel Zieba, Harry Hingston and Jason Dong. Our B Special 2 (Red) Rubbers team, Prakash Shreevijayan, Adam Wong and Ben Lillie. Our B2 (Blue) Rubbers team, Gregory Pletsias, Joshua Palmer and Kenny Yu. Our C Special 1 team, Rachel Berchtenbreiter. Georgia Wyett, Valeria Tarasova and Emma Jepsen. Our D Special 2 team, Joshua Wallace, Andrew Pagliaro, Joel Burgess Heath and Alexander Dowman. Our D1 team, Alisia Aloisi, Jessica Vicino, Ella Wallace and Dominika Tarasova and Our D2 team, Renae Zouros, Lara Cunningham, Katia Aloisi and Anthony Atherinos.
Well done to all teams in the winter comp and we look forward to the Summer season starting in October.