Tennis pel­i­cans soar


Campaspe News - - SPORT -

Sec­tion two

IN hot and windy con­di­tions this week the Pel­i­cans de­feated the Robins 35-5 to 18-1.

Shel­ley Cotchin and Lau­ren Coghill got off to a great start for Robins, clinch­ing the first set 7-5, but the match turned Pel­i­cans way af­ter that.

Wrens de­feated the Finches 31-3 to 28-3 in a closer one for the Wrens.

Bev Seddon and Bec Hock­ing took the first set for Wrens 6-3, with Bec dy­na­mite on the net, but the match tight­ened up as the day went on with Judy An­der­son and Brooke Walk­ley tak­ing the sec­ond 7-5 for Finches.

The match went down to the wire as the Wrens went in to the fi­nal set four games ahead of Finches 25 to 21.

Un­for­tu­nately Finches didn’t have enough to clinch take the match even af­ter win­ning the fi­nal set 7-6.

Emus (33-5) de­feated Flamin­goes (14-1) and there was no time for any muck­ing around as An­nette Fitzgib­bon and her daugh­ter Sher­rie had a 12.30pm dead­line.

Emus took the first set 6-3 from Dawn Lep­pard and Judy Rior­dans fill in Emily Mitchell served them hard and fast, not bad for a 14-year-old.

Flamin­goes tried valiantly to claw back the Emus lead but it was too much in the end.

The Jays and Tou­cans had a nail biter on Court seven, with the Jays win­ning 32-4 to Tou­cans 29-2.

The lead went back and for­wards through­out the day with two tie break­ers.

The fi­nal set went to the Jays 6-1 which cer­tainly de­cided it as Tou­cans had gone in two games ahead of Jays with 28.

Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to play­ers who will be re­freshed and rar­ing to go when play re­sumes on Jan­uary 31, 2017. Hope­fully on the new hard­courts.

Lad­der re­sults

Wrens (40-167), Jays (33-124), Pel­i­cans (26-106), Flamin­goes (26-100), Finches (25-103), Emus (21-94), Tou­cans (20-91), Mag­pies (17-79), Robins (8-57).

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