Lawn ends run of losses with grand final victory

Colac Lawn tennis players have put behind them a series of grand final losses to return to the top of the Polwarth association for the second time since they joined the competition.

The Colac-based club took out the 2017-18 A Grade crown after an impressive grand final performance against Pennyroyal in a relocated contest at Colac Indoor Sports Centre due to predicted rain on Saturday.

Colac Lawn players, from left, Jill O’Dowd, Naomi Clarke, Grace Garner, Jason Murnane, Bella O’Dowd, Mark Robinson, Tom Ennor, Ruby O’Dowd and Jim Ennor.

Lawn has featured in a decider in each of its four seasons since joining the Polwarth ranks.

The club took out the 2014-15 crown during its debut season, but suffered losses to the ‘Royals and Forrest the following campaigns before bouncing back this summer.

Dedicated Colac Lawn official Jason Murnane said his teammates were thrilled to taste premiership again following the weekend’s six-sets-to-three, 43-30, triumph.

“I was a big relief after being runner-up the last couple of seasons, so it was great to get another opportunity to play in another grand final, and to win was a bonus,” he said.

See today’s Colac Herald for the full story.

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