Break­through

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

The team from David O Jones Mitre 10 has cel­e­brated its first win for the sea­son in Stawell’s Fri­day night spring ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion.

The night did not quite be­gin how Mitre 10 would have wanted, with An­drew and Howard Dunn go­ing down to Blair Hart and Joel Free­land 0-8. But from then on the team played its best ten­nis for the year to lead by 14 games be­fore the tea break.

Stawell Toy­ota picked up a few games in the next series of sets but couldn’t peg back Mitre 10’s lead and even­tu­ally went down by seven games.

Mitre 10’s num­ber-one woman Kim Hut­ton led from the front by win­ning her three sets, the best an 8-1 vic­tory in her first set played.

In the night’s sec­ond match, top side Frew­stal suf­fered an up­set loss as Far­rrers Tyre­power scored a sur­prise four-game vic­tory. Frew­stal started well, tak­ing seven of the first 11 sets played and it looked like another big win was head­ing its way.

But Tyre­power lifted in the mixed dou­bles sets to win four of five sets with mar­gins of 8-3, 8-3, 8-1 and 8-4 and stormed home to win.

Tyre­power’s men Joel Free­land and Ai­den Lee were be­hind their side’s win with three-set nights and Frew­stal’s An­gus Wil­liams did his team proud by win­ning three sets he con­tested.

Tight games are ex­pected this week be­cause the last time these four sides met seven games was the high­est mar­gin. Toy­ota plays Frew­stal and Mitre 10 takes on Tyre­power.

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