4.5 Women’s Team Wins North/Central Crown
It was a dramatic ending to a very competitive season! After splitting the two regular season meetings we expected the finals to be close…and it was. Courts 1 & 5 were straight set victories for Midtown-Palatine while River Trails took courts 2 & 4 in similar fashion. That left courts 3 & 6 which both went the distance. Midtown-Palatine won court #6 6-2 setting up a decisive match on court 3. MTP got off to a quick 5-2 lead before RT fought off 2 match points and took the match 7-5.
That left the teams tied in matches (3-3) and sets (7-7). It was close but River Trails narrowly won by 4 games. This completed their clean sweep of the 4.5 Red league after winning the Northwest division the week before.