The 2012 Rainbow Beach July Doubles 3-Wall event turned into another great weekend. The brutal summer heat broke just before play started on Friday, and the weekend matches were played under ideal conditions of nicely warm, but not scorching or dangerous heat.
In the Open bracket, both semi matches started almost identically in game one. The Szat brothers were down 16-8 vs Shane/Jake. In the next court, Marco & Bill Mehilos were also down 16-8 vs the Munson brothers. Fortunes turned 180 degrees in both matches, with each ending 21-20. The Szat’s cruised in game two, 21-4. Mehilos & Marco had a rougher time, losing game two, 21-14, but winning in the tie-breaker 11-4. The finals were a great show of teamwork with Adam making digs, and aces, while Dane made relaxed kill after kill. Not many players can put their strong hand on the ball as often as Dane, who has the knack for allowing even good left-side shots to carom off the side wall just enough for him to use his best weapon.