Pos­sums scam­per to top spot

Benalla Ensign - - Communityvoice -

A hard-fought 3-2 win over Echid­nas en­abled Pos­sums to jump to the top of the lad­der with a four-point mar­gin, af­ter round four of the spring pen­nant last week.

Cooper Ir­win and Stephen Lane were in top form, win­ning a sin­gles each be­fore wrap­ping up the match with a closely con­tested dou­bles vic­tory.

Jeff Austen was the stand­out, play­ing su­perb ta­ble ten­nis to claim both sin­gles in an out­stand­ing per­for­mance.

In an­other close en­counter, Wal­la­bies just held on to edge out Owls in a high-stan­dard af­fair.

Ash­ley Duns and Col Ex­ton pro­duced some amaz­ing ral­lies to win a sin­gles each, with the dou­bles de­cid­ing the out­come.

They teamed bril­liantly to claim the dou­bles match, 23-21, 21-19 in a hard-fought clash.

John Ba­jada starred for Owls, win­ning both sin­gles in a stylish dis­play.

Mean­while, Rosel­las recorded an up­set 3-2 win over Plovers in the bat­tle of the birds.

Adrian Squires and Michelle Feldt­mann put in a solid per­for­mance to win a sin­gles each be­fore tak­ing the match with a straight­sets dou­bles vic­tory.

Mick Kelly was the star of the match, con­tin­u­ing his great form to win both sin­gles in style.

Kook­abur­ras had to fight hard to hold off a de­ter­mined Taipans unit, fi­nally pre­vail­ing for a close 3-2 vic­tory.

Brian Har­ring­ton im­pressed by win­ning both sin­gles, with John Holschier show­ing his tal­ent to win one.

Ga­van Crothers was in form to win a sin­gles for Taipans be­fore com­bin­ing with Matt Gill for a fine dou­bles vic­tory.


A fired-up Num­bats out­fit had to pro­duce their best to hold out Bul­lants in a high­stan­dard match.

Carol Perry and Si­enna Ir­win played strongly to win a sin­gles each be­fore seal­ing the win with a straight-sets dou­bles vic­tory.

Nicole Ir­win starred for Bul­lants, win­ning both sin­gles in a sen­sa­tional per­for­mance.

Wom­bats had a close en­counter with Mozzies, with Ray Grant show­ing off his skills to lead his team to a tight 3-2 vic­tory.

He con­vinc­ingly won both sin­gles be­fore join­ing with Peter Wil­liams to win the dou­bles in a hard-fought three-set­ter.

Chris Lee and Coby Linke tried hard for Mozzies, win­ning a sin­gles each, but need­ing the dou­bles.

Frogs were given a scare by Ea­gles, just last­ing to record a close 3-2 vic­tory in a tight con­test.

Brian Perry was in good touch, ac­count­ing for both sin­gles in tough matches.

He was well sup­ported by Kaleb Lis­senden who played strongly to win the de­cid­ing sin­gles.

Red­backs de­stroyed Glid­ers, with Pauline Hooper and John Spencer show­ing no mercy in their 5-0 vic­tory.

They won all their matches sets.


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Mag­pies caused an up­set when they over­came Koalas for a tense 3-2 vic­tory.

An­drea Cath­cart was in top form to win a sin­gles with team­mate Archer Ir­win show­ing his tal­ent to win one.

They then com­bined for an im­pres­sive dou­bles vic­tory to seal the match.

Koalas’ Kerry Yang was the out­stand­ing player, win­ning both sin­gles in a fine per­for­mance.

Doves pro­duced an im­pres­sive dis­play to score a closely fought 3-2 vic­tory over Crick­ets.

Kaye Grosser and Lian Li per­formed well to win a sin­gles each be­fore claim­ing the match with a straight-sets dou­bles vic­tory.

Out­stand­ing ju­nior Jack­son Squires was the star of the match, win­ning both sin­gles in style.

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