District farmer helps team to big win
ROCHESTER 1 called upon local farmer Andrew Palmer to complete its tennis team in what was a successful weekend against Echuca South 1.
Rochester 1 easily eclipsed its opponent 11 sets to two in section one of the Campaspe Tennis Association.
Section 1 Rochester 1 (11 sets, 93 games) def. Echuca South 1 (2 sets, 51 games) Zack Holmberg played a great singles set withstanding the big shots to take the tie-break against Howard Armstrong. Troy Holmberg in similar fashion with his big serve & volley game came out trumps against Michael Summers 6-1. Rochy 1 ladies led by Mandy Dingwall, Christine Hooppell, Jenny Crockett and Barb McCarty were on top of their opponents winning 8-3, 8-7, 8-0 & 8-2. In the mixed, Rochy 1 extended the lead. Troy & Mandy won 8-3, Zack & Christine held nerve to win in a tie-break, Andrew and Jenny won 8-2 whilst Brian Letcher and Barb finished the last set of the day 6-8. Rochester 2 (9 sets, 93 games) def. Echuca South 3 (4 sets, 50 games) Rochy 2 were always in control with both young guns Rhys Holmberg and Nash Hocking in great form. The first mens doubles was a ripper set to watch, full of big hitting from Greg Tiller and Justin Coghill but Souths Daryl Poole and Dylan Stapleton prevailed to win in the tie-break. In the singles Coghill was defeated by the experienced Poole 3-6. Holmberg used great precision to put his opponent away at 6-2. The inclusion of Rach Major certainly complemented the ladies, Louise Williams, Leanne Gledhill and young Alexandra Ingram winning all their sets convincingly 8-3, 8-2, 8-2 and 8-1. Rochy 2 were too strong for South 3 on the day, winning by 43 games. Echuca Lawn 1 (8 sets, 84 games) def. LBU 1 (5 sets, 69 games) H. Melville and S. Faykle def. B. Kellett and C. Brn 8-6, H. Melville and B. Kellett 6-1, D. Mackrell and A. Higgins lost to S. Brentnall and M. Stone 5-8, I. Sinnett and M. Moss def. J. Howlett and A. Todd 8-6, R. Marks and E. Canning lost to T. Bacon and M. Brentnall 6-8, H. Melville and I. Sinnett lost to B. Kellett and J. Howlett 7-8, D. Mackrell and R. Marks def. S. Brentnall and T. Bacon 8-6, I. Sinnett and R. Marks def. J. Howlett and T. Bacon 8-4, S. Fayle and M. Moss lost to C. Brn and M. Stone 5-8, A. Higgins and E. Canning def. A. Todd and M. Brentnall 8-6, S. Fayle and A. Higgins def. C. Brn and A. Todd 8-0, M. Moss and E. Canning lost to M. Stone and M. Brentnall 1-8, D. Mackrell def. S. Brentnall 6-0.
Section 2 Rochester 4 (10 sets, 68 games) def. LBU 2 (3 sets, 32 games) R. Fiedler and R. Baker def. M. Jones and B. Howlett 6-1, J. Baker def. M. Jones 6-3, B. Fiedler and C. Fiedler def. B. Humbert and J. McNair 6-3, J. Baker and H. Hocking def. L. Ross and R. Eade 6-0, J. Hocking and B. Baker lost to C. Gardiner and K. Duncan 3-6, J. Baker and R. Fiedler def. M. Jones and C. Gardiner 6-0, J. Hocking and B. baker lost to C. Gardiner and K. Duncan 3-6, J. Baker and R. Fiedler def. M. Jones amd C. Gardiner 6-0, B. Fiedler and J. Hocking def. B. Humbert and L. Ross 6-0, R. Fiedler and J. hocking def. C. Gardnier and L. Ross 6-1, C. Fiedler and H. Hocking lost to J. McNair and B. Howlett 2-6, B. Baker and R. Baker def. K. Moroney and R. Eade 6-3, C. Fiedler and B. Baker def. J. McNair and K. Moroney 6-2, H. Hocking and R. Baker def. B. Howlett and K. Duncan 6-1, B. Fiedler lost to B. Humbert 3-6. Rich River 2 (13 sets, 78 games) def. Rochester 3 (0 sets, 0 games) by forfeit.
Junior A Rochester 5 (7 sets, 44 games) def. Rochester 7 (1 set, 27 games) Rochester 6 (6 sets, 39 games) def. LBU 3 (2 sets, 28 games) Echuca South 5 (3 sets, 37 games) def. LBU 4 (5 sets, 34 games) Bye: Echuca South 4
Junior B Campaspe Rochester 8 (6 sets, 36 games) def. Colbinabbin 2 (0 sets, 14 games) Echuca South 6 (3 sets, 30 games) def. Rochester 10 (3 sets, 29 games) Echuca South 7 (3 sets, 30 games) def. LBU 5 (3 sets, 27 games) Bye: Rochester 9
Junior B Murray Rochester 12 (4 sets, 28 games) def. Rochester 13 (2 sets, 18 games) Rich River 3 (3 sets, 28 games) def. Rochester 11 (3 sets, 25 games) Echuca South 8 (4 sets, 29 games) def. LBU 7 (2 sets, 22 games) Echuca South 9 (6 sets, 36 games) def. LBU 6 (0 sets, 12 games)
Junior C Rich River 4 (5 sets, 30 games) def. Rochester 16 (1 set, 23 games) Rochester 15 (3 sets, 29 games) def. Rochester 14 (3 sets, 28 games) Echuca Lawn 3 (6 sets, 36 games) def. LBU 9 (0 sets, 1 game) LBU 8 (5 sets, 33 games) def. Elmore 3 (1 set, 19 games)
GM3W Rochester (10 sets, 85 games) def. Echuca Cats (3 sets, 69 games) Jaycob Dingwall and Simon Ireland showed great touch from the get go to claim 8-4 victory. Rochy Tigers duo Elliott Taylor and Dillon Williams showed great athleticism but were under fire from Phil Higgins and Roger Kirchhofer going down 2-8. In the singles, Dingwall opened up a few forehands to take the set 6-4 against Ryan More. Trick Taylor in his Tay’s Army singlet covered every inch of the court but Higgins had the ball on a string 1-6. The ladies doubles were all tight with big rallies. Kate Lee and Lizzy Ingram dug their heels to win in the tie-break against Michelle Winchomb and Jenny Townrow. It was similar fashion on the next court with Karen Taylor and Sarah Ingram rallying hard for every point to take the tie-break. As the heat intensified so did the tennis. Lee and Taylor joined forces to win 8-2 and the Ingrams won 8-3. Rochy had a four game lead going into the mixed. Dingwall and Taylor worked overtime to eventually take the win in a nail biting finish againt Higgins and Townrow. Ireland and Lee spent years on the opposite side of the net but clicked nicely to win 8-4 against More and Winchcomb. Taylor and Lizzy turned their opponents inside out to win 8-5. Williams and Sarah bought it home with a 8-4 win. Bye: LBU
Rochester’s Karen Taylor reaches for the ball.
Rochester’s Sarah Ingram takes control at the net.