Suc­cess train keeps rolling


Shepparton News - - TENNIS - By Tyler Ma­her

McEwen Re­serve re­mains un­de­feated to start the Shep­par­ton Dis­trict Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion pen­nant sea­son, snar­ing its fourth win from as many matches on Satur­day.

McEwen strug­gled to dom­i­nate Cen­tral Park rub­ber-to-rub­ber — with two 6-3 re­sults the big­gest vic­to­ries — but only dropped one set on the way to the 8-51 to 1-38 tri­umph.

Tim Comer, Bai­ley Opie, Ge­off Ak­ers and Heather Thom­son all re­mained un­de­feated in the match for the home side, but Cen­tral Park women’s dou­bles pair­ing Janelle Pot­tenger and Emma Del­menico were able to snare a con­so­la­tion tie win against Lyn Gibbs and Emily Briggs.

Shep­par­ton North’s un­beaten record did not sur­vive the week­end though as St Bren­dan’s ran ram­pant in a 7-46 to 2-29 vic­tory.

Marie Glee­son (plus 15 games), Lisa Tre­b­ley (plus 11) and Jac­inta Har­ring­ton (plus six) were the stand­out per­form­ers for St Bren­dan’s, while Clark Pet­ti­grew was in­volved in both of North’s set wins.

Old Stu­dents put a two-match gap be­tween it and the bot­tom two teams by snar­ing a 7-48 to 2-28 suc­cess over Kar­ramo­mus.

Stu­dents’ male play­ers did the job for their side, go­ing through un­de­feated in the men’s dou­bles and mixed dou­bles rub­bers.

Marie Levett-Hall was bageled in her mixed dou­bles tie for Kar­ramo­mus, but had ear­lier been in­volved in the side’s only two-set wins.

The re­sults leave Kar­ramo­mus and Cen­tral Park with­out a win on the bot­tom of the lad­der, while the Stu­dents trail North and St Bren­dan’s by a soli­tary win.

McEwen leads the way on top, but will need to keep win­ning to stay there as its per­cent­age is lower than St Bren­dan’s.

● Lem­nos is the clear early favourite in the A1/A2 di­vi­sion after win­ning again on Satur­day.

A 6-44 to 3-34 tri­umph against St Bren­dan’s left it as the only team re­main­ing which is yet to drop a match.

Brid­get Jef­fery and Julie Mc­Clel­land did not drop a rub­ber for Lem­nos as it stamped its author­ity on the com­pe­ti­tion.

Other re­sults had Murchi­son de­feat­ing Old Stu­dents 5-40 to 4-35, St An­drew’s (6-49) find­ing a way to best Shep­par­ton North (3-39) and McEwen Re­serve Green win­ning the derby against McEwen Re­serve Blue 6-46 to 3-27 while McEwen Re­serve White watched on with the bye.

● Kialla Park and Bun­bartha have al­ready moved two matches clear of the rest of the A3 com­pe­ti­tion after just four rounds.

The for­mer had a solid win against Un­dera White 6-45 to 3-28, while the lat­ter com­pletely dom­i­nated Un­dera Blue 9-54 to 0-11.

Mooroopna Lawn (6-40) snuck home against Cen­tral Park (3-35) while Kar­ramo­mus de­feated Shep­par­ton North 5-42 to 4-36.

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