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FTAK / KOCTC Winter 2012 Invitational Team Tennis Tournament 2nd Friday Elimination Round

 

November 2, 2012 (Friday): A short Eid Holiday break eases the tournament schedule while others made it as practice days. The weather was so nice as 4 teams came to the courts for the 2nd elimination day. Suzuki Tigers faced DMDA Architects while AMEC Engineers was up against the KOC Falcons. Spinners team was on stand-by.

 

 

At court #1 & #2, Suzuki Tigers team were up against DMDA team. At the start, DMDA scored a successive 2 sets win but the Suzuki’s unleashed their might and left behind the DMDA’s with a wide margin in sets win.

DMDA team’s CC-1 pair of Rene & Winston Birch took the first set win by outscoring Suzuki’s Benny & Noel with scores of 8 points & 2 points respectively. The BC-1 tandem of Mar & Carlo of DMDA did a superb game against Suzuki’s Cris & Norman in a score of 8 to 3 points finish. Suzuki’s ace players Raed & Rey had the revenge by pinning DMDA’s pair of Ritchel & Jen, taking the set via an 8 to 3 points score. Then in a tightly fought AB-1 match, DMDA’s pair of Bernie & Doods, snatched the set win from Suzuki’s Tony & Rey through a tie-breaker.

The Suzuki Tigers had then controlled the rest of the matches. Rodel & Norman, Suzuki’s CC-2 players gave a very conservative 2 points to DMDA’s pair of Joseph & Romulo. Tigresses Marj with a new comer Shreeya mercilessly pinned to zero DMDA’s pair of Katrina & also a newcomer Kyrene. A very close match was seen in the category BB-2 with Suzuki’s Tony & Cris barely edged DMDA’s pair of Doods & Carlo, winning the set through a tie-breaker. Another tie-breaker finish in the Ladies-2 match with Suzuki’s Aseel & Shreeya edged the fighting DMDA ladies Kyrene & Mercy.

In the AB-2 match, Alem & Adonis of Suzuki team edged DMDA’ Jen & Rene with 8 points to 6 points scores. Suzuki’s AA-2 players, Raed & Alem played efficiently against DMDA’s Bernie & Ritchel, winning the match in an 8 to 1 points finish. In summary, Suzuki Tigers team had 8 sets win against 3 sets win of the DMDA Architects.

 

At court #3 & #4, AMEC & KOC team played to their best in an anybody’s win encounter. There was a seesaw of set winner and the team match win was decided through the C-L game with KOC pair overcame the challenge made by the AMEC pair.

The CC-1 category was convincing taken by KOC’s pair of Atulkumar & Joel Sr, completing the set with 8 points against 4 points of AMEC’s Mike & Terrence. In the BC-1 match, AMEC’s Jimlo & Raymund were tougher than KOC’s Ferdie M & Winston, finishing the match with 8 to 2 points scores. KOC made 2 sets in row revenge. KOC’s AA-1 pair of Ephraim & Hassan showed power and consistent play than AMEC’s Roland & Andres limiting the later with 3 points only in the set. Again, KOC’s Ephraim paired with Max edged AMEC’s pair of Roland & George in a tightly contested match that was decided in the tie-breaker. Lifting AMEC’s spirit, Rene & Hezer snatched the win from KOC’s bigger pair of Atul & Mohammad via a tie-breaker in their CC-2 encounter. Dodong & Eric contributed to the 2nd straight set win to AMEC by defeating KOC’s Dewan & Ferdie C in the BB-1 category with a 8 to 6 points game scores. Cristy & Vilma of the KOC team were more consistent than AMEC’s pair of Gina & Bebot winning the LL-1 match with 8 to 5 points scores. AMEC retaliated when George & August subdued KOC pair of Max & Ferdie C in their BB-2 match with the set score of 8 to 4 points. Marlon & Hassan, KOC’s AA-2 players has the upper hand completing the match giving 6 points to AMEC’s pair of Ronnie & Andres. AMEC even the competition with 5 sets win all, when their AB-2 players Ronnie & Jimlo controlled the match and defeating KOC’s pair of Marlon & Ferdie M.

The deciding set was chosen to be a C/L match with KOC’s Mohammad & Linda against AMEC’s Hezer & Bebot. The match was close with all teammates of both team watched & cheered. But when the dust subsided, it was KOC who took the day’s team match. KOC then has 6 sets win while AMEC had 5 sets win.