Roosevelt Island Racquet Club played host to another Metro Corporate League end-of-season party and finals on Thursday night as the two teams left standing in the Advanced and Advanced Intermediate Division Winter Finals squared off.
The matchups are comprised of six different flights (Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and two Mixed Doubles) with the final score the accumulation of the games won by each team in those six matches.
The Advanced Division finals were a rematch of the Fall season’s showdown as Credit Agricole took on Bloomberg. In the fall, Credit Agricole ended Bloomberg’s reign of three straight titles with a 33-24 win, and it followed it up by beating Bloomberg once again, this time by the score of 29-24.
“It feels very good, especially against a great team like Bloomberg,” Credit Agricole captain Eric Tomasini said of his team’s back-to-back championships. “The ladies kept us in the match. We got a big win in singles, we didn’t play that well on the men’s side, losing both doubles and singles. We were able to come through in the mixed doubles and that was the difference.”
The Advanced Intermediate finals saw Bank of America take on Moody's and the matchup was evenly played across all courts and it resulted in a 26-26 score after the six flights, forcing the match to be decided by a super tiebreaker. The back and forth tiebreaker would go the way of Bank of America, winning 15-13 to clinch the championship.
“I think we just stayed focused, went back to the fundamentals and tried to let them make the error, which is what happened,” said Bank of American captain Tom Holz. “It’s great [to win the championship]. We’re looking forward to playing in the higher level next season.”
In the Intermediate Division played on Tuesday at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, HBO defeated PwC 30-20.
Team HBO captured the title in the Intermediate Division.
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