Ten­nis thor­ough­breds on track fol­low­ing cup

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By DAVID MIMS

DE­SPITE a few hang­overs and bet­ting hard-luck sto­ries, the Wed­nes­day night ten­nis thor­ough­breds were on show for night com­pe­ti­tion round five, while Mon­day and Tues­day nights had a brief spell in the pad­dock.

All five matches were pretty much one-horse races, with the odds-on favourites salut­ing the judge in four of the five con­tests.

How­ever, pun­ters were in for a big shock in the race be­tween sec­ond bot­tom AC/ DC who took on fourth placed Divinyls.

AC/DC’s con­nec­tions Tim Vardy, Shane O’Brien, Cam Shearan and Ge­orgie Agathos jumped first to just edge out their ri­vals in the open­ing two sets 6-4 and 6-5.

Bren­dan Grant and Paul Dun­can man­aged to steady their Divinyl mount and se­cure an­other close set 6-4 in the third, but Shearan and O’Brien re­took the lead by a nose with a 6-5 fourth set.

But the su­pe­rior stay­ing power of AC/DC then kicked in, and with barely a touch of the whip, raced ahead in the clos­ing stages 6-3 and 6-0 to greet the judge by eleven lengths in an up­set of epic pro­por­tions.

Favourites to run to form were Men at Work, Cold Chisel, Dragon and INXS, all leav­ing their op­po­si­tion look­ing like don­keys.

This week it’s back to a full card of events on all three nights.

SCORES: AC/DC 5/34 d Divinyls 1/23; Men at Work 6/36 d Sky­hooks 0/10; Cold Chisel 5/33 d The An­gels 1/20; Dragon 4/32 d Sher­bert 2/21; INXS 6/36 d Daddy Cool 0/3.

U14 REP BOYS: The Mans­field Un­der 14 rep boys at state qual­i­fiers last week in Shepparton. (Back, from left) Kate Storer (team man­ager), Archie Storer, Lachie Pentony, Chad Turner, AJ Thom­son and coach Ja­son Camp­bell, and (front, from left) Char­lie Payne, Max Ma­honey, Will Roberts and Paddy Buchanan. BRING­ING THE HEAT: Cow­boy Lachie Pick­er­ing pass­ing in from the base­line is guarded by Kai Longstaff.

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