Alan Bruhn has been riding a wave of top form during the last 6 months. Last season (Winter) he teamed with Jayde Treloar to win an exciting final. He continued this great form winning all singles matches in the first 6 inter-team contests. This included an inspiring 5 game win over the highly regarded Murray McKinnon who at that stage was the only other unbeaten player.
Alan almost came off the wave last week with 2 losses (both 5 setters)to Jerrod Thompson and Seng Joo Keng. However he still holds a very narrow lead in the overall singles rankings.
With 2 big wins last week, the McLarens (Adam Wood and Jimmy Yang) jumped from middle of the pack to top spot. But if past seasons are any indication, the team competition has a long way to go and all teams can still win.
In Division 2, the Mackerals (Gary Kiorgaard, Jim Kyle and Matt Old) have maintained their lead. An unbeaten start to the season for Dan Ettel has helped Bream (Dan, Desley Payne and Peter Deacon) to be on their heels. But it is the first all women team, the Marlins (Judy Chin, Linda Yapp and Jenny Wyatt), who are only one match behind in 3rd and look the most dangerous. They are looking more confident each week. Judy Chin’s 5 set marathon win against the very experienced Gordon Holden was the match of the season so far and showed Judy’s strong form and determination.