Tight con­tests at Proser­pine ten­nis

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IN THURS­DAY night ten­nis in Proser­pine Gavin Milne’s team ran away clean win­ners 70-29.

Milne’s team al­most had a per­fect score get­ting 70 out of pos­si­ble 72 games for the night.

The only dropped set came when Glen Botes and Christopher Harvey had a win over Gavin Milne and Al­lan Trinder with the game go­ing 6-4.

Christopher Harvey subbed for Thomas Koeck on Botes’ team while Milne had his full team there for the night.

It was a very close game be­tween Lay­ton Mitchell’s team and Howard Lawn’s team with Mitchell’s team com­ing from five games down at half time to win by one game.

No player on ei­ther team won all their sets on the night which showed how close the com­pe­ti­tion was be­tween the two teams.

The last match of the evening took 20 min­utes longer than any other to fin­ish and it was no sur­prise to see El­speth Scot­ford out there with her part­ner Jackie Mitchell play­ing the hus­band and wife team of Phil and Tr­ish Cor­nish.

The game fin­ished in a draw with two tie breaks 6-5, 5-6.

Tr­ish Cor­nish subbed for Vee Ran­del on Lay­ton Mitchell’s team and An­drew Scot­ford for Howard Lawn on his team.

Af­ter four weeks Lawn’s team still leads the com­pe­ti­tion on 262 games.

With Milne’s team hav­ing a good win, they have jumped from fourth po­si­tion to sec­ond to have a one game lead on Mitchell’s team with 216 games to 215 games re­spec­tively.

In fourth po­si­tion is Botes’ team on 175 games.

This Thurs­day night, Milne’s team will be play­ing against Mitchell’s and Botes’ team take on Lawn’s. The bye lines this week are two and six.

OUT ON COURT: Bradley Skaife, Matt Bluck, Trent Mur­ray and Jackie Mitchell were all in­volved in the Thurs­day night ten­nis fix­tures in Proser­pine last week.

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