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Kandanga aces lift Mary Valley Cup

Kandanga and Imbil tennis players share a laugh during the weekend’s final day of play in the Mary Valley Cup. Kandanga managed to retain the Mary Valley Cup after winning last year.
Kandanga and Imbil tennis players share a laugh during the weekend’s final day of play in the Mary Valley Cup. Kandanga managed to retain the Mary Valley Cup after winning last year. Contributed

A FRIENDLY rivalry between Imbil and Kandanga tennis clubs has intensified after Kandanga retained the Mary Valley Cup at the weekend.

Kandanga served up the form on the tennis court to edge out Imbil 180 points to 175.

The competition was held over five Sundays spanning April and June and this year’s battle has been one of the most closely fought.

Imbil Tennis Club president Tiffany McCarthy said the balance of power between both sides could have swayed either way.

“Despite winning most weeks, it only takes one week in the competition to turn things around and lose the cup,” she said.

The Mary Valley Cup has been contested for six years and in that time Imbil has only won once.

Kandanga’s dominance continues after the weekend result but Imbil is already plotting to upstage their Mary Valley rivals next year and secure their second win.

McCarthy said both clubs loved the competition and spending time on the court playing the game they love.

“We all feel like winners being a part of this dynamic group of people and action-packed competition,” she said.

“All friends in love and war seems to sum this friendly and fun competition.” 

 

Kandanga Team: Elsie Grieves, Steve Banney, Donald Grieves, Bronwyn Kerr, Julie Worth, Glen Nation and Margaret Collett. Absent: Sue and Lindsay Leacy, Lynda Olssen.

 

Imbil Team: Bill McCarthy, Meredeth Hoffmann., George Tuner, Tiffany McCarthy, Barbara Brunty, Jason Kilpatrick. Absent: Dave Maddaford, Brett Watson, Bill Greer, Belinda Greer and Heidi Rodgers.

 

Final Scores for the Mary Valley Cup, after five weeks:

Kandanga Ladies: 16, 18, 21, 19, 16 (90)

Imbil Ladies: 16, 18, 13, 19, 16 (82)

Kandanga Men: 21, 7, 20, 24, 18 (90)

Imbil Men: 17, 24, 15, 16, 21 (93)

Overall, Kandanga (180) defeated Imbil (175).

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