A WEEK after they disappointed, Jason Molkentin and his Riverview troops of Dave Craft, Percy Raveneau, Bailey Honeyman, Caitlin Spears and Peter Deacon served up the aces at the Eglinton Tennis Club.
They rebounded to form and stormed to a nine sets to five victory over Team Raglan of Jeorge Collins, Bryan Reiri, Ben Moulds, Daisy Hoskins, Robert Mack and Andrew Howarth.
The star players in this match were Spears, Honeyman and Craft, who won all four of their sets in brilliant fashion.
Craft was back to his best with he and his partners letting loose and letting their rackets doing the talking. Craft's speed and ability to read the play was simply outstanding in his 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 set wins.
Spears was running hot in her 6-0, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 set wins and captivated the crowd with her powerful style of tennis. Her court craft skills had her opponents in panic mode.
Honeyman played some good quality tennis that left the crowd cheering for more. His 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 set wins were full of quality tennis and indicate he is a player to watch out for come semis time.
Riverview captain Molkentin was pleased with how well his side bounced back after their dismal performance a week earlier.
"We all played some very thoughtful tennis out there today which left our opponents totally confused," he said.
The second match was a thriller with Team Ego of Matt Tree, Garth Hindmarch, Craig Wilkinson, Jason Honeyman, Russel Welsh and Maddie Honeyman winning over Team Stewart of Brook Lynch, Slugger Bullock, Dave Smith, Harry Dang, Lincoln Craft and David Bant seven sets all, 58 games to 52.
Tree blasted his opponents off the court, with his cannonball forehand and overheads doing the damage. Welsh and Maddie Honeyman battled on gamely all day.
Hindmarch and Wilkinson both played some promising tennis and are real threats come finals time.
Team Ego captain Tree felt his side really committed themselves.
"My side showed passion and a sense of self belief out there today. We showed that fortune favours the brave, which is what I have instructed my players to believe in. It was a truly gutsy win for us." Tree said.