August 4, 2017 – In the last regular season match, Team Wake Orthopaedics and Team Alfred Williams & Company win and will advance directly to the Playoffs. A big night of tennis was enjoyed by a large crowd at Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club as four of the league’s five teams were in action.
Team Wake Orthopaedics posted a 3-1 victory over Team White Dahlia keeping their unbeaten streak intact. Team Wake Ortho’s Justin Roberson and Glen Kitner won the Men’s #2 court and Kris McGrath and Macy Fisher won the Ladies court to give Team Wake Ortho a 2-0 lead. Team White Dahlia’s William Noblitt and Jon Davis won the Men’s #1 court to bring the match score to 2-1. Wake Ortho’s Julia Browne and Brian Rosenthal were locked in a battle on the Mixed court with White Dahlia’s Kelly Riely and Marko Zivkovic in the longest match of the night. Browne/Rosenthal gutted it out to take the court 6-7 7-6 11-9 to prevent the match from going down to a Captain’s Choice Super-Tiebreak and secure the team win for Wake Ortho.
Meanwhile, Team Alfred Williams & Company jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Team Brier Creek Orthodontics as Henriette Williams-Alexander and Phillip Faulkner won the Mixed court and Team Brier Creek defaulted the Men’s #2 court. Team AWC’s Paul Goode and Justin Williams won the Men’s #1 court to secure the team win. Team Brier Creek got their only court win as Kim Ezzo and Kristen Kepler won a tight match on the Ladies court.
The wins advance Team Wake Orthopaedics and Team Alfred Williams & Company to the Playoffs along with Team Mosquito Authority. Team Brier Creek Orthodontics and Team White Dahlia will play each other at Brier Creek Country Club next Friday to determine who will take the final Playoff spot.