Hot night, hotter scores in Wednesday tennis
WEDNESDAY night teams enjoyed a hot night and closer contests for round 13.
Three of the matches required two tiebreaks to decide the outcome.
Top side Oscar was challenged by Bravo with both teams winning three sets.
Tynan Mims combined with Angus Bolitho and Scott Ersvaer to take two sets 6-4, while Scott and Angus took the other 6-4.
Max, Ben and Kate Les with Bec Vincent took their sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.
It all came down to games, Oscar 30, to Bravo’s 22 for the extra point.
In the contest between Delta and Foxtrot the opening sets were an identical reversal.
Fill in Nigel Watts combined well with Rachel Parsons for Delta to win the tiebreak 7-4 against Jaden Findlay and Aoidh Doyle.
Foxtrot’s Sarah Walker and Sophia Landy won their tiebreak against David Mims and Matt Boon 7-4.
With the stage set for a ding-dong battle Foxtrot took all the remaining sets comfortably with 35 games to Delta’s 21.
Tango took on Victor in a tasty tussle.
Tim Ross and Julie Aldous outlasted Simon Young and Marilyn Haddow to win 9-7 in their tiebreak, Tango’s only set for the night.
Kimberley Marsden and fill in Nigel Kain were unlucky to lose 7-5 against Phil Jensen and Belinda Cipa in theirs.
Victor picked up six points and regained second spot on the ladder.
The clash between Charlie and Zulu began and ended with tiebreaks.
Tim Vardy and Rhonda Carpenter overcame Douglas Galbraith and Jordan Service 7-5 in the opener, while Aaron Madsen and Georgie Agathos defeated Bob Carpenter and a determined Kate Hood 6-4.
In the next sets the score was reversed putting Charlie one game ahead going into the final pairings.
While the Carpenters battled it out late against Jordan and Georgie, Tim and Kate were off the court quickly and ready to cheer on their teammates.
Despite Jordan’s tricky spin serves and Georgie’s strong returning, neither pair could finish off.
The Carpenters eventually took the tie break 9-7 and Zulu won the match by three games, a replica reversal of the teams’ previous encounter.