Mansfield Courier - - Sport - By DEB­BIE MIMS AND RHONDA CAR­PEN­TER

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

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