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25 December, 2021

Game set for Mareeba tennis

The 2021 Mareeba Tennis champions have been crowned after the last of the fixtures last week in three separate divisions.

To start off the week the semi finals were held on Monday night between the eight teams registered for the competition. 

After the teams were narrowed down it was time to get down to business over the Wednesday and Thursday night fixtures.

In division one it was a season of upsets with the top two teams on the ladder for the season, Matts Mission Beaches and Geoffs Gattons being knocked out in the semi-finals. 

Roys Rockhamptons (Callum Gale, Mark Keating, Roy Messina, Jack Kruze) played Carls Caloundras (Carl Martens, Chris Maisel, Simon Gargan, Kym Kruze) in the finals with Carls team emerging convincing winners by 16 games. 

The division two finals were played out between Michaels Maryboroughs (Michael Hoskin, Jody Hogan, Narelle Duncan and Marina Battistin) and Phils Port Douglas’ (Phil Carr, Phil Bensted, Kim Peckham, Jamie Eaton). Michaels Maryboroughs got home in a hard-fought battle despite the Phils teams fighting back to lose in a nail biter finish by only two games. 

Michaels Maryboroughs Narelle Duncan, Marina Battistin and Jody Hogan.

In another tight finish the division three final between Damens Daintrees (Damen Marcolongo, Trevor Spry, Farrah Bousted, Eleanor Silver) scraped home by 4 games against Giule’s Georgetowns (Lachlan Palmer, Greg Nason,Giulie Alderton, Daryl Turner).

Best and fairest awards were awarded to Cue Tokorahi, Stevie Harnisfeger and Peter Blake. 

King of the lobs Ben Watson was awarded the most social player on court award while Chris Maisel won the most social player off the court award. 

This year encouragement awards were handed out to both Dylan Kruze and Toby Watson.

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