TEN­NIS

Heat loses top spot as Thun­der pre­vails

Myrtleford Times - - SPORT -

SATUR­DAY’S pen­nant matches at Myrtle­ford Lawn Ten­nis Club were tight con­tests de­spite the fi­nal scores not re­flect­ing that.

Lad­der lead­ers Heat suf­fered an eight to four set loss against Thun­der and fall­ing from top spot. The fi­nal score was 8/67 to 4/51.

For Thun­der, Peter Ternes won his four sets and was backed up by Don­ald Malsem, Chris Bonacci and Jedd Bynon with three sets each.

Marnie Broz and Robyn Ternes were close all day shar­ing the four sets. Har­ri­son Neville and Emma Perkins won two sets each for Heat.

The other match saw a good win by Scorchers 9/67 to Rene­gades 3/59.

Three tie break sets were won by Scorchers and made the dif­fer­ence.

Ros Walpole con­tin­ued her good form to win all her sets as did Stu­art Robert­son.

Andy Carr and Nick Salmon won three sets each.

For Rene­gades Ian Ellen and sub Rohan Knee­bone won two sets each.

It was great to see Cameron Bynon back in com­pe­ti­tion af­ter a break of 20 years.

The lad­der with two rounds to go is Scorchers 8, Heat 7.33, Thun­der 7.17, Rene­gades 6.20 and Hur­ri­canes 3.2.

The lad­der could change again this week with Scorchers play­ing Heat while Rene­gades need a big win over Hur­ri­canes. The bye team is Thun­der and the duty team is Rene­gades.

There were also two close matches in this week’s ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion.

Apri­cots had a seven sets to five win over lad­der lead­ers Nec­tarines.

Rachel Flack and Liam Mor­gan both won their three sets, Gior­dana Gen­ero and Jay­den Ri­naldo also played strongly drop­ping just one set.

Peaches had a nar­row three game win over Cher­ries to main­tain se­cond place.

The points could have gone ei­ther way, with four tie breaker sets in the match.

Three set win­ners were Nick Salmon and Mi­aka Bar­ratt- Has­sett with good sup­port from Sam Ros­sato and Jake Skahill.

With Nec­tarines hav­ing a bye next week, Apri­cots and Peaches will bat­tle for top spot on the lad­der.

Cher­ries and Plums should also be a close match.

The sum­mer Hot Shots pro­gram con­cludes t his Satur­day with all play­ers show­ing great im­prove­ment over the weeks. It will recom­mence in Novem­ber.

Fri­day twi­light fam­ily ten­nis is on for the fi­nal time this week and if last week is any in­di­ca­tion all courts will be in ac­tion again. Tea is BYO and the bar and kiosk will be open.

The Easter ros­ter is down at the club house. Names have been al­lo­cated to time slots for dif­fer­ent jobs through­out the Easter pe­riod. Please check the ros­ter. If your name ap­pears and the time is suit­able high­light in green or blue. If not, please high­light in red and find an­other time when it is more suit­able. If your name is not on the list, please vol­un­teer a time/job that is suit­able.

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