Mudgee District Tennis Club

Wilkins and Roth take out Mixed Club Championships

24 October 2016 |

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Mixed Club Championship winners Nathan Wilkins (right) and Sheridan Roth.
Pictured with Flight Centre Mudgee’s Ashley Diprose

The 2016 Mixed Club Championships were played on Sunday with 24 teams participating in the day, including 8 juniors.

Despite an overall wet weekend, the weather did not affect the day with perfect playing conditions.

There were no surprises during the pool matches with the number 1 seeds from each pool progressing to the semi-finals.

Arguably the game of the day came when Peter Robinson and Carolyn Smith took on eventual winners Nathan Wilkins and Sheridan Roth where Robinson and Smith took the champs to a third set and being ahead 5-3 in the third.

Wilkins and Roth made a comeback and won that in the end 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. A true reflection of the class of the pairing.

The score of the Championship Final did not reflect the quality of tennis with Nathan Wilkins and Sheridan Roth defeating Anna MacDonald and Angus MacDonald 6-1, 6-1.

After the game Nathan Wilkins, the Club’s Head coach said the standard of tennis was impressive.

“Overall it was great to see such a strong field and have so many participants, particularly all of the junior players, most of which I coach”

“I’m glad the body held up too, I was a bit nervous about the shoulder. Thanks to my partner Sheridan, she was great today.” Wilkins said

Second Chance plate winners: 
B Plate – Ashley Diprose and Annie Johnson
C Plate – James Blackman and Julia Furney
D Plate – Tim and Julia Oliphant
E Plate – Macguire Barrow and Janine Barrow

The Club Championships return on November 27, the final major event on the calendar with the singles format to be played, Flight Centre Mudgee will once again sponsor the event.