Saints top lad­der

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sports -

St Michaels sits atop the Cen­tral Wim­mera Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion pen­nant lad­der af­ter pre­vi­ously-un­de­feated Hor­sham Lawn lost a thrilling en­counter with Drung South at the week­end.

Lawn and Drung South fin­ished locked at seven sets apiece, with the Drung­sters com­ing out ahead on games 98-82.

The Fri­day night match-up see-sawed through­out, but Drung South al­ways man­aged to be com­pet­i­tive in sets it lost.

The four sin­gles rub­bers were a mi­cro­cosm of the over­all match. Lawn’s Jae Mcgrath de­feated Drung South ri­val Dy­lan Em­mer­son 8-6, the same score Lawn’s Cherie Wood beat op­po­nent Ge­or­gia Mclen­nan by.

Drung South claimed the other two sin­gles rub­bers more com­fort­ably, with Ben Brooksby and Kate-lyn Perkin down­ing Hay­den Far­low and Bri­die Free­han re­spec­tively 8-3.

The Drung­sters needed to claim three of the fi­nal four dou­bles rub­bers to draw even on sets.

The team’s women stepped up, with Perkin and Romi Miller com­bin­ing to beat Free­han and Rachel Mckin­non 8-4, and Mclen­nan and San­dra Casey down­ing Wood and Tanya Sud­holz by the same score.

St Michaels is now the lone un­de­feated team af­ter cruis­ing to a 12-106 to 2-40 win against Te­lan­gatuk East.

While the match was one-sided, Te­lan­gatuk East had plenty of rea­son to cel­e­brate, with four mem­bers of the same fam­ily tak­ing to the court for the home side.

Peter Rogers and his chil­dren Leigh, Kate and Daniel made up half of the Te­lan­gatuk East team.

Peter and Daniel got Te­lan­gatuk East off to a good start with an 8-3 dou­bles win against St Michaels’ Ian Nitschke and St­effi Mcdon­ald be­fore the Saints got on top.

Kal­kee worked hard for an 8-86 to 6-61 win against Haven to stay in the top four.

Hor­sham Lawn and Haven will now bat­tle for top spot when they play on Satur­day, with Drung South to host Haven and Te­lan­gatuk East trav­el­ling to Kal­kee.

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