VLTC commemorates 40th Anniversary
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of its’ foundation, the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club organized a team tournament that was played over two weekends. Four teams competed against each other in a round robin format. Neville Cassar’s team reached the final after gaining first place with a total of 19 sets. Victor Rutter’s team also made it to the final with 17 sets won. Grace Barbara’s team placed third with 13 sets and Yvette Rutter closed the table with 11 sets. It was a tough battled final and the winning team had to be decided in the last match were Kim Fava and Carmen Elden had to win both sets with a difference of 5 games against Jeanette Mifsud and Audrey Friggieri. The final score was 6-4, 6-4 for Neville Cassar’s team but this was not enough as Victor Rutter clinched the win with a difference of just one game. Grace Barbara’s team finished in third place after winning the final encounter for 7 sets to 3 against Yvette Rutter’s team.
Winners – Captain Victor Rutter – Men: Trevor Rutter, Daniel Meli, Richard Curmi, Andrew Spiteri, Darrell Pace
Ladies: Audrey Friggieri, Jeanette Mifsud, Tanya Cassar, Carmen Pace
Runners Up – Captain Neville Cassar – Men: Nikolai Belli, Stephen Belli, Chris Calleja, Mario Morales, David Mifsud
Ladies: Kim Fava, Carmen Elden, Yvonne Borg Cardona, Mary Ciantar