Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tanglewood pickleball starts strong

Published February 12, 2016 -

The South Central Florida Pickleball League saw lots of great competition in the first week of play. On Saturday, Tanglewood bested the visiting Highlands Ridge team 44-23 by taking the final four of 16 matches.

On Sunday, Del Webb, Orlando, traveled to Lake Ashton at Lake Wales. Del Webb was leading the Lakers 10 to 2 after round one and 16 to 8 after the second round. They emerged from the third round with a commanding 28 to 12 lead. Three wins in the final round sealed the deal with Del Webb on top 50-17.

Highlands Ridge headed north on Tuesday and met up with a Del Webb team that has improved tremendously over the past three years. The teams battled low temperatures and strong winds.

The teams were tied after two rounds of play but Del Webb built a 24-16 lead in third round action. The Ridgers came on strong in the fourth round where teams are evenly matched A vs A, B vs B, C vs C and D vs D. The Highlands Ridge A and D pairs were victorious while Del Webb’s B team won. It was up to the Ridgers C pairing of Dave Majick and Bill Alexejun to lead the team to a 36-31 victory with a big win in the last game of the day.

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