Gutsy Owls stop Wallabies
A determined Owls unit fought back from a last-round loss to cement their spot in the four.
The Owls upstaged Wallabies for a hard-fought 3-2 victory in round 11 of the A-grade pennant competition last week.
It was a crucial game for both teams, with the loss putting Wallabies out of finals contention and the win easing Owls into third spot with one round to be played.
Top player John Bajada was at his best, playing brilliantly to win both singles in straight sets.
He was well supported by Dean Bajada who was in top form to win the deciding singles in a strong showing.
Wallabies had a chance to win the match, with Ashley Duns below his best, only winning one singles before combining with Rob Erskine to take the doubles in a closely contested three setter.
Plovers were too strong for Rosellas, with magical Mick Kelly in exceptional form to win both singles in straight sets, to take Plovers to a comfortable 4-1 victory.
Teammate Daniel Dokka was in fine touch, playing brilliantly to score a straight-sets victory over Adrian Squires in his best result this season.
Col Exton was the only winner for Rosellas, playing his usual consistent game to account for a singles in style.
Meanwhile, top team Possums completely destroyed Echidnas, oozing with confidence for a stylish 5-0 victory.
Cooper Irwin and Stephen Lane performed brilliantly to win all their matches comfortably.
Kookaburras were too clever for Taipans, producing a great display for an easy 5-0 demolition.
Brian Harrington and John Holschier won all their matches in easy fashion.
A revved-up Mozzies outfit moved into the four with an outstanding 3-2 victory over Wombats. Promising junior Coby Linke was in great form, playing strongly to win both singles in style.
He was well supported by Chris Lee who was in fine touch to win a singles in straight sets to get Mozzies over the line.
Wombats’ Peter Williams put in a good performance, winning a singles before combining with Ray Grant for a hard-fought 13-21, 22-20, 21-17 doubles win.
Outstanding player Pauline Hooper took Redbacks to a stunning 4-1 victory over Gliders in a hard-fought clash.
She was in brilliant form to account for both singles in a strong performance.
She had good support from John Spencer who had to produce his best to win a singles before teaming up with Hooper for a 19-21, 22-20, 21-16 doubles victory.
Graeme Sharp was back in form to win the only singles for Gliders.
Ladder-leader Numbats continued to hassle the opposition, enjoying their comfortable 4-1 victory over Bullants to increase their lead over the competition.
Carol Perry was in superb form, playing convincingly to win both singles in straight sets.
She had strong support from Sienna Irwin, who rose to the occasion to win a singles before combining with Perry for a tough 21-12, 17-21, 21-18 doubles victory.
Frogs were too strong for Eagles, giving a great exhibition to enjoy a 4-1 victory.
Brian Perry won both singles, while Heather Crawford performed extremely well to win one.
They then teamed to win the doubles comfortably.
Magpies continued to lead the field after yet another solid 3-2 victory over Crickets.
Helen Sharp and Andrea Cathcart were forced to produce their best, with each player winning a singles in hard-fought contests.
They then wrapped up the match with a tense 21-18, 23-25, 21-18 doubles victory.
Jackson Squires was the star of the match, winning both singles in a fine display.
Doves had to produce their best to hold out Falcons, prevailing for a thrilling 4-1 victory.
Paul Watson starred for Doves, showing his class to account for both singles in style.
He was well supported by the improving Elliot McCallum who played brilliantly to win a singles in straight sets.
They then combined with Watson to enjoy a comfortable doubles victory.
Hawks displayed their talents, fighting strongly for a comfortable 5-0 victory over Koalas.
Kerry Yang and Jenny Sawyer were in great form to win all their matches in a stylish display.