NORANDA Tennis Club has fallen short of clinching its second-straight Esprezzo Trophy against Malaysian tennis clubs in Johor Bahru.
The competition, an annual event sponsored by Esprezzo Cafe, pits Noranda against a Malaysian team in Perth and Malaysia.
Tennis players from Johor Golf Country Club, the Tanjung Puteri Tennis Club and the XKTM Kuala Lumpur Club came away with a 7-4 games win.
Noranda stars Kumar Puvvada, Vesna Fabo and Viv Wherret performed strongly for their team, which was without club president Don Butler due to injury.
Noranda Tennis Club social secretary Marilyn Kettell said the trophy started in 2013.
“The economy has dropped a bit and they could not afford to come so we went to Johor Bahru which is a few hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur,” she said.
Noranda Tennis Club plays at the Noranda Recreation Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 10.45am.