Congratulations to the Naas Men’s O35 first team on winning Senior League class 1 earlier today in a very tightly fought match against Malahide and gaining revenge against Malahide for an earlier group defeat.
The day started out badly for Naas with Brian Gardiner and David Doyle losing their match 7-5 6-1 however shortly afterwards Ari Knox and Mark Finnegan won their match 6-4 7-5 to equalise. This left Alan Donnelly and Justin Clarke, who had won the first set in a tight tiebreak, playing for the match. Despite being broken early in the set they managed to immediately pull it back. The match stayed on serve leading to a second set tiebreak. The tie break stayed even until it reached 6-5 when Alan ripped a backhand winner down the middle off the Malahide serve to take the match, and the final, for Naas.
Special mention to Justin Phelan for his contribution to the team during the earlier matches.