Crowe Hor­wath pinches fi­nals berth

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Fri­day night ten­nis had an ex­cit­ing con­clu­sion to its home-and-away matches with Crowe Hor­wath, which had been lan­guish­ing in fifth place all sea­son, fi­nally win­ning a spot in the top four.

To take the fourth spot it had to de­feat Stawell Toy­ota on Fri­day night and did so by 21 games.

Crowe Hor­wath got points on the board early in the night to set up the vic­tory.

Jo Blake and Bon­nie Mcllvride won their set against Tarnee Orr and Laura Nicholson 8-1 and Bob Free­land and Josh Cox again gave their side the ad­van­tage with an 8-1 win over Ethan Blake and Paul En­riquez.

Toy­ota’s An­drew Dunn and Jesse Bar­ber bat­tled hard for their side’s last match of the sea­son but Crowe Hor­wath had too many win­ners over­all to book its spot in the fi­nals.

The night’s other match was a pre­view of next week’s pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal with Far­rers Tyre­power do­ing enough to take the win over David O Jones Mitre 10 by six games.

Tyre­power took the lead by seven games af­ter the main dou­bles sets, but Mitre 10 was not about to give up as it won the first three mixed dou­bles sets to hit the front. But then Toy­ota’s Seth Blake and Brid­get John­son gave the lead back to Toy­ota with an 8-1 vic­tory over Holly Grave­son and Jin­tana Dunn.

The com­pe­ti­tion now takes a break for the Labour Day long week­end be­fore re­sum­ing for two pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals.

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