Tennis ladder positions cemented
WITH all teams now having played each other on Wednesday night, ladder positions are firming up.
Top side Oscar has pushed ahead with another strong win taking five sets against a very determined Delta.
David Mims and Vaughan Semler pushed Max and Kate Les to the tie break in the opener but couldn’t find the shots for the crucial points.
Alpha and Foxtrot played two tense tie breaks in their close contest.
Foxtrot lost both but won enough games on the night to defeat Alpha as the sets were shared three-all.
Sarah Walker paired with Aoidh Doyle, James Fox and Jaden Finlay won three sets for the victors 6-3, 6-4 and 6-1.
Alpha’s Nigel and Carol Watts won their tie break together and also when paired with Helen Crockett.
Charlie’s Aaron Madsen combined superbly with Rob Williams in the opener against Tango’s Tim Ross and Julie Aldous taking the set 6-1.
Tango’s Kimberley Marsden and Paul Duncan answered with a 6-3 win against Jordan Service and Georgie Agathos.
In a see-sawing battle Tango ultimately took 4 sets, 28 games to Charlie’s 2 sets, 20 games for their second win of the season.
The most tennis played all night was in the clash between Bravo and Zulu.
Zulu’s Tim Vardy and Rhonda Carpenter secured the tie break opener against Bravo’s Scott and Dustin Ersvaer.
Kate Hood and Bob Carpenter took their tight set 6-4.
While most players had finished and were leaving for home Bravo’s boys, Angus Bolitho and Dustin, battled it out against Kate and Rhonda eventually winning a marathon tie break 16-14.
This was only the second set. Tim and Bob had won their set 6-3 and had to warm up to finish the match.
Zulu had to find their inner warrior to endure Bravo’s relentless power and Tim and Kate won their set 6-3 to take the contest 4 sets to 2, 31 games to 27. Wednesday ladder:
Oscar 41.5, Victor 38.5, Foxtrot 31.5, Alpha 29.5, Zulu 28, Bravo 23.5, Charlie 22.5, Delta 19.5 and Tango 17.5.
Tuesday night tennis seems to be getting the rough end of the deal weather wise.
On a very chilly night - in late
November - players rugged up to swing their racquets.
There weren’t any real close matches this round with a few of the regulars scrambling for last minute fill-ins for various reasons.
Jenny Bell of Team Downeys had all the moves of the night and had decided she had run out of them when the one worth putting in print was a quick lift of the top after an awesome shot by team mate Max Ree-Goodings.
This move must have intimidated the opposition as Glenn Hood and Jason Peck of Team Kerrs lost that set.
After a week where there were heaps of tie breaks, this week produced only three and if the scoreline had gone the other way the end result would not have altered which team got the major points for the night.
Only two rounds left before the Christmas break and with Team Wests still on top of the ladder the other teams are chipping away closing the gap.
Watch out Rohan, Sabastian, Peter and Sarah.
Wests 32, Rowes 30, Taylors 28, McDermotts 27.5, Atkinsons 26, Downeys 25.5, Robertsons 24.5, Odds 21, Thomsons 20.5, Kerrs 18.5, Millards 16.