Hot night, hot­ter scores in Wed­nes­day tennis

Mansfield Courier - - Sport - By RHONDA CAR­PEN­TER

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.

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