Manchester City takes out racquetball title

The winning Manchester City team of (L-R) Damien Dowling, Anna Sullivan, Roxane Moos, David Coe and Marcelo Sanchez. Picture: BEN KIMBER
The winning Manchester City team of (L-R) Damien Dowling, Anna Sullivan, Roxane Moos, David Coe and Marcelo Sanchez. Picture: BEN KIMBER

Manchester City have claimed the Stawell Racquetball Association A grade championship in emphatic style defeating Arsenal.

Manchester City won three of the five rubbers to take home the trophy, but in terms of points Arsenal were no where near it.

Damien Dowling had a good match against Claire Monaghan winning both games and allowing her to 30 points, While David Coe proved too strong for Ben Wallace letting him take just 23 points.

Anna Sullivan was one player to be defeated on the night by Arsenal's Tiny Smith.

Smith rushed through the first game winning 21 to 10 before Sullivan battled in the second game to reach 14.

Marcelo Sanchez had the biggest win of the night over Mandy Hancock.

Sanchez took his time to warm up through the first game, but in the second he was at his best.

Hancock had no answers for Sanchez winning just six points in the second game and 17 overall.

Daniel Gurney was another Arsenal player to get over the line winning over Roxane Moos 15-21 in the first game and 19-21 in the second.

The battle between the two was the closest for the night provide fellow players with some excitement.

Manchester City three rubbers, six games and 184 points defeated Asenal two rubbers, four games and 155 points.

In the B grade division it was Tottenham who finished on top defeating Chelsea 4-8-219 to 1-4-207.

It took three games to separate Jo Orr and David Kaczynski with Kaczynski taking the rubber, but Orr took the more points.

Greg Gorter did all that he could for Chelsea defeating Sue Monaghan who was filling in for Tracey Ranton.

Monaghan won just 11 points from her two games. Carl Barry, Moyan Cahill and Sharyn Hately were all winners for Tottenham.

Results (grand finals)

A grade

Manchester City 3-6-184 defeated Arsenal 2-4-155

Damien Dowling 1-2-42 def Claire Monaghan 0-0-30, David Coe 1-2-42 def Ben Wallace 0-0-23, Anna Sullivan 0-0-24 lost to Tiny Smith 1-2-42, Marcelo Sanchez 1-2-42 def Mandy Hancock 0-0-17, Roxane Moos 0-0-34 lost to Daniel Gurney 0-0-42.

B grade

Chelsea 1-4-207 lost to Tottenham 4-8-219

Jo Orr 0-0-57 lost to David Kaczynski 1-2-55, Denis Monaghan 0-1-42 lost to Carl Barry 1-2-60, Greg Gorter 1-2-42 def Sue Monaghan 0-0-11, Deb Molony 9-9-25 lost to Moyan Cahill 1-2-21, Kathy McClintock 0-1-41 lost to Sharyn Hately 1-2-51.


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