Dear ELTC members,
Iím pleased to be able to announce the results of the 2018-2019 WSL tournament.
Ladies Winner - Milli Shah, who once again competed at the highest level, beating many of our strongest men along the way. Milli finished top of Division 1 and although I havenít records to hand, Iím fairly sure in saying she must have won this competeition many more times than any other female competitor. Well done Milli.
Ladies Runner Up - Sophie Coomes-Roberts a fantastic achievement from Sophie, finishing midway in
League 2. Having initially under seeded Sophie, she was pushed up two leagues where her true ability was able to shine. Great result Sophie.
Menís results were a little more complicated ! Although Howard Scott scored the highest points in the final round, the rules are that a player has to compete in all rounds to qualify for the prizes. However as it was such a great achievement from Howard a bottle of wine awaits you too. That left Alex Brown and Sam Tirodkar to battle out the top place. Once again rules have to be applied. Due to two players not completing more than two matches, adjustments were made accordingly, which left both Players on 30 points. It then came down to a head to head result and Alex beat Sam 8-3 in their match. So..............
Menís Winner - Alex Brown. Well done Alex, you kept a consistently high standard throughout the tournament.
Menís Runner - Up Sam Tirodkar. A great achievement from Sam and a little unlucky not to get first place. I think Sam along with Milli may have won more titles in our WSL than any other players.
Ladies - Most Improved Player - Lara Ross. Great achievement from Lara. Having played and lost a match against her in the league, I can say with certainty that she has a fierce and accurate forehand ! Well done Lara, no doubt the ladies team captains will be vying for your support in this coming season !
Ladies - Most Improved Player, runner up - Delainey Ackerman - Well played Delainey, a very popular and talented player who has merited this prize through her consistent performances.
Menís - Most Improved Player - Ben Lam - A very impressive rise up the leagues of 15 places earns Ben this prize. Well done Ben, you have earned a much higher seeded place next year should you re-enter !
Menís - Most Improved Player, runner up - Jeremy Fraser - This is another very notable achievement as Iím sure Jeremy will not mind me saying that he is giving away a couple of years to some of our more junior members. So all the more impressive.
A couple of other players who achieved a considerable improvement over this WSL season, were - Samuel Oliver (+10) David Ralph (+10) Rakesh Arekere Rangesh (+7) Toshiharu Higuchi (+7)
There is a bottle of half decent red wine awaiting all the winners and runnerís up - Behind the bar / Labelled with your name on it - collect from this Saturday onwards.
Thanks to all the competitors who once again battled through some fairly tough conditions in the winter months and made this another successful year for the Winter Singles League.
If you missed the WSL this time around, but would like to join in the next one. We will be re-starting the Leagues around late September this year. A notice inviting you to join will go out to all members nearer the time.