Playoffs take centre court


WILSON clung on to its top four spot ahead of tomorrow’s Traralgon women’s tennis playoffs by a single point in last week’s final round of competition.

Puma scored a shock win over Wilson, dragging the former to eighth place and a consolation finals berth, 4-2 (39-30) after Tanya Goodwin won three sets.

The shell-shocked Wilson will now face top team Asics in the finals series.

Prince overcame cold and blustery conditions to account for a spirited Reebok outfit.

Patrice Fitzpatrick took three sets for Reebok but Prince held on to take the points.

Both teams ended the match on three sets with Prince on 42 games and Reebok 38 games.

Third placed Prince will face off against second placed Yonnex tomorrow, in a match that was separated by two games last time around.

Adidas enjoyed a strong win over Nike and will play the eighth placed Puma team tomorrow in the consolation final.

Emergency player Robina May was too strong for her Nike opponent and Helen Hyde also played some of her best tennis.

Adidas won the match, four sets, 44 games to Nike’s two sets, 28 games.

The final match between Babolat and Asics was another showcase of the latter’s dominance.

Babolat had no answer and went down one set, 25 games to Asics, five sets, 46 games.

Trish Henry and Marlene Lamont were effective each winning their three sets.

Seventh placed Babolat will have to lift their game tomorrow if they hope to beat sixth placed Dunlop in the second consolation final.

Player of the week was Janine Beechey Danvers.

The finals will be played over two weeks in a knockout format.