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DESPITE downpours and forecasted wet weather, all three night competitions enjoyed full court time this week.
On Monday, the score line was looking one sided and favouring Tyrell against Tully; but there were still three tie-breaker sets.
Tully had their full team, while Tyrell had Daniel Young filling in for them.
Tyrell took the main points with a 4-2 set win.
Stark were too strong for Arryn, who fought bravely but eventually went down, Stark taking home a 5-1 set win.
On Tuesday, the Clarks went head-to-head against the Taylors - which was declared the match of the night; the Taylors were on a roll.
At 3-0 down and only four games on the board, the Clarks regrouped and took the final three sets.
They only fell short by two games in the end, but missed those vital match points.
The McDermotts wasted no time at all, ensuring that the Wests weren’t going to get a look in with newcomer Sabastian Blac on board helping them to a 5 sets to 1 win.
The Greys also won over the Qs 5 sets to 1, and despite the Downeys winning 4–2, only finished three games up over Millards after winning two tight tie-breakers.
Qs have lost their number one player for the season due to injury.
Not to be outdone by Paul Bell, Max Ree-Goodings decided he would be in the competition to leave skin behind on the court this week.
The Wednesday night ladder leaders Jonesles and second placed Goodies battled it out against the contenders, third placed Carpenters and fourth placed Hoodlums respectively, ultimately going down in closely fought contests.
Hoodlums threw everything they had against the Jonesles, gaining an edge and winning 29-23.
Glenn Hood took all his sets comfortably; 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1.
In a marathon match including two tie-breakers, the Carpenters defeated Goodies 5 sets to 1.
Goodies welcomed the return of Phil Jensen while regular Aaron Madsen watched on.
Ted Lovick - despite phoning many fill-ins for the match showed his commitment to the team by coming anyway and getting the job done; he won his sets 6-3, 6-0 and 6-1.
Foxtrot edged into the top four with a narrow win over Young Guns 4 sets to 2.
Simon Young and capable fill-in Joel Olver got the jump on Foxtrot in the opening set 6-2, but handy fill-in Marshall Yencken for Foxtrot warmed up winning his next two sets, firstly with James Fox, then Dempsey Parsons - who again won all of her sets; 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4 this week.
Vaughan Again started strong against the Willies, taking the first two sets convincingly, but lost the remainder in close contests, falling short by only five games.
The Willies’ Rob Williams, David Mims, Jordan Service and Andy Webb all won two of their sets for the night.
Match of the night might have been between the KillerWatts and On the Brink.
KillerWatts pushed the presidential team - who fought off defeat - by securing three games in the final set against the formidable pair of Helen and Carol.
On the Brink won by two games, three sets each.
Brendan Grant won his three sets convincingly for the victors.
The Mansfield Tennis Association would like to thank our major sponsor Lima South Quarries for their kind contribution to supply gravel for our new car park, and Alpine Civil for completing the car park works with extras so efficiently, and Kane Wilson for his magnificent timely job finishing the car park boundary fencing with self-closing entry gates.
READY TO GO: Young Guns fill-in Joel Olver warms up on the new court on Wednesday nightPHOTO: Glenn Hood