Squires throws down chal­lenge

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

Adrian Squires showed he was back to his best form when he took Rosel­las to a spec­tac­u­lar 4-1 vic­tory over the highly fan­cied Kook­abur­ras in last weeks round four A-grade clash.

In win­ning both sin­gles in straight sets against class op­po­si­tion, he threw down the chal­lenge as his team moved into equal top spot on the lad­der, at the half way mark of the Spring com­pe­ti­tion.

He had strong sup­port from Michelle Feldt­mann who used her at­tack­ing game, ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion to snare a sin­gles win be­fore com­bin­ing with Squires for an im­pres­sive straight sets dou­bles vic­tory.

A de­ter­mined Owls unit fought back strongly to hold out Plovers, pre­vail­ing for a tight 3-2 vic­tory.

John Ba­jada was out­stand­ing, win­ning both sin­gles against top com­pe­ti­tion to get his team over the line. He had solid sup­port from Dean Ba­jada who teamed well to fea­ture in a tense dou­bles win.

Plovers’ Mick Kelly and Daniel Dokka each won a sin­gles in a fine dis­play.

Mean­while, Wal­la­bies showed they were still a force when they out­played Echid­nas for a con­vinc­ing 4-1 vic­tory. Vet­eran Col Ex­ton gave a pol­ished per­for­mance to ac­count for both sin­gles in a great dis­play. He had solid sup­port from Ash­ley Duns, who won a sin­gles but then dropped one to Graeme Squires in a tough three set­ter. They then went on to take the dou­bles in straight sets.

Taipans up­set top team Pos­sums, post­ing a stir­ling 3-2 vic­tory in a high stan­dard af­fair. They cel­e­brated their first win of the sea­son in style.


Ea­gles en­joyed their 4-1 vic­tory over Glid­ers after get­ting away to a strong start. Hen­ning Aretz con­tin­ued his win­ning streak, play­ing ex­tremely well to win both sin­gles, while team mate Matt Parkin­son was in fine touch to win one. They com­fort­ably won the dou­bles in a tough three set­ter.

Lad­der leader Num­bats had to bat­tle hard to hold out a de­ter­mined Red­backs out­fit. Carol Perry was in top form, ac­count­ing for both sin­gles in a fine dis­play. She then com­bined with Si­enna Ir­win to wrap up the match with a 21-13, 19-21, 22-20 dou­bles marathon.

Red­backs’ Pauline Hooper and John Spencer played well to win a sin­gles each, but needed the elu­sive dou­bles to win the match.

Mozzies’ Chris Lee and Coby Linke were too strong for Bul­lants, tak­ing a 5-0 vic­tory after win­ning all their matches.

Frogs had a close en­counter with Wom­bats, hold­ing on for a hard fought 3-2 vic­tory. Kaleb Lis­senden showed great im­prove­ment in his game to win a sin­gles un­der pres­sure. He was well sup­ported by Brian Perry who had to rely on his spin game to claim both sin­gles clashes.


Crick­ets fought back to hold on to a gal­lant 3-2 vic­tory over new team, Fal­cons in a close con­test.

Jack­son Squires and Ann De­gan im­pressed by win­ning a sin­gles each and then claimed the dou­bles in three sets. New sen­sa­tion Lian Li was in great touch, win­ning both sin­gles in style.

An­other bril­liant ex­hi­bi­tion from He­len Sharp took Mag­pies to a hard fought 3-2 vic­tory over Hawks. She won both sin­gles clashes, with team mate An­drea Cath­cart play­ing strongly to win one.

In an­other close con­test, Koalas just held on to over­come Doves for a tight 3-2 vic­tory. New player, Geral­dine Maloney starred for Koalas, win­ning both sin­gles be­fore com­bin­ing for a straight sets dou­bles vic­tory.

Keen coach: Be­nalla Swim­ming Club's newly ap­pointed head coach Gary Bow­man.

Back to his best: Rosel­las player Adrian Squires.

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