Heat loses top spot as Thunder prevails
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.