An im­prov­ing Moglonemby takes points

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS - By MICHAEL BELL

ROUND seven of Be­nalla and Dis­trict ten­nis was con­ducted on Satur­day.

In sec­tion one, the two home teams, Gooram and Euroa Lawn 1 played against one another.

Play­ing for Gooram were Me­gan O’Bree, Marnie Bur­ton, El­iza Hoare, Glen Bur­ton, Scott Wat­son and Nic Asquith.

Their op­po­nents were Melinda Wat­son, Gayle Fur­phy, Julie Brook, Kyle An­drews, Ja­cob Hogg and Bren­ton Noye.

The first two sets es­tab­lished the tone of the day with Me­gan and Marnie turn­ing out vic­to­ri­ous, eight games to five games, against Melinda and Gayle.

How­ever the re­sults re­versed in the first men’s set with Kyle and Ja­cob win­ning 8-7 against Glen and Scott in a thrilling tie breaker.

Sim­i­larly in the sec­ond pair­ings, Me­gan and El­iza turned on the power win­ning 8- 6 against Melinda and Julie but Glen and Nic lost to Kyle and Bren­ton, 3-8.

Gooram went into the break 35 games to Euroa lawn’s 43 games fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of the men’s and ladies’ dou­bles.

Se­ri­ous tac­tics were dis­cussed over scones cov­ered with jam and cream.

Gooram had to win all mixed sets to win the points. Alas that did not hap­pen. Euroa lawn, 6 sets, 62 games, 10 points, de­feated Gooram, 3 sets, 48 games, 3 points.

Kyle and Bren­ton were the stand out play­ers for Euroa Lawn with each win­ning their three sets whilst Me­gan was the only three set win­ner for Gooram.

Long­wood Lawn played Be­nalla Gold at Euroa.

Rep­re­sent­ing Long­wood Lawn were Deb­bie Seach, Sally Red­fern, Lau­ren Mack­rell, Mark Borth­wick, Dav Mack­rell and Bren­dan Red­fern.

The Be­nalla Gold team com­prised Simone Goudge, Faye Chaszczi­wsky, Lizzie Lewis, Jack Kelly, Darby David­son and John Kelly.

Simone dom­i­nated her games for Be­nalla Gold whilst Dav and Bren­dan were the best play­ers for Long­wood Lawn.

It was 41 games to 37 in favour of Long­wood Lawn af­ter the dou­bles and the lead­ers at that time ex­tended their win­ning mar­gin in the mixed pairs.

Long­wood Lawn, 5 sets, 61 games, 9 points, ac­counted for Be­nalla Gold, 4 sets, 52 games, 4 points.

In sec­tion two, Euroa Lawn 2 hosted Swan­pool.

With many reg­u­lar play­ers un­avail­able, Euroa Lawn cap­tain, Phil Mol­li­son, re­cruited nicely and the team com­prised some very handy re­place­ments in Lyn Pierce, Ros Doxey, Sarah Chittick, Bob Fur­phy, Chris Asquith and Craig Mer­curi.

The Swan­pool team mem­bers were Me­gan James, Debra Pearce, Ca­role Haslam, Paul Larkin, James Renkin and Alan Haslam.

The vis­i­tors started well win­ning the first women’s set but it was all down­hill from there with Euroa Lawn 2 be­ing far too strong.

Euroa Lawn 2, 7 sets, 64 games, 11 points, de­feated Swan­pool, 2 sets, 44 games, 2 points.

Bob, Chris and Craig each won their three sets for the day.

It is very en­cour­ag­ing to note that some of the fill-ins are be­com­ing reg­u­lar play­ers in the Satur­day af­ter­noon com­pe­ti­tion and they are more than hold­ing their own in each con­test.

Moglonemby has been im­prov­ing weekly and it was no sur­prise to see the team win the points this week.

Har­ri­son Ex­ton, Josh McCall, Trevor Ex­ton, Olivia Os­bourne, Grace Ex­ton and Sarah Os­bourne played for Be­nalla Gar­den Ram­blers.

The mighty Moglonemby team mem­bers were Stu­art Dean, Bryce Hogg, Ross Han­ra­han, Mar­lene Han­ra­han, Mary Kelly and Lyn John­ston.

The men dom­i­nated their sets for Moglonemby whilst the ladies were evenly matched with two tie break­ers de­cid­ing the points.

Moglonemby also dom­i­nated the mixed win­ning all three sets.

Stu­art, Bryce and Ross each won their three sets and were judged the most valu­able play­ers for the af­ter­noon.

Moglonemby, 7 sets, 66 games, 11 points, de­feated Be­nalla Gar­den Ram­blers, 2 sets, 41 games, 2 points.

Fri­day evening ten­nis has com­menced and the ev­i­dence sug­gests that it is pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies.

The club has Thurs­day night ten­nis un­der lights, Satur­day morn­ing ju­niors, Satur­day af­ter­noon se­niors, Thurs­day evening prac­tice and the fam­ily hit up on Fri­day evening.

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