Big scare for lad­der-leader

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Round six of Stawell Ten­nis &OXE¶V )ULGD\ QLJKW FRPSHWL tion pro­vided a scare for top­placed Stawell Toy­ota.

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6LPRQH *UDFH +ROO\ *UDYHVRQ DQG :LOO 0F'HUPRWW ZHUH DOO LQ VXEOLPH WRXFK IRU the un­der­dogs, who un­for­tu­nately have now lost four straight matches and are los­ing touch with the top two.

$OWKRXJK D JUDQG ¿QDO EHUWK is still math­e­mat­i­cally pos­siEOH LW LV EHFRPLQJ PRUH XQ OLNHO\ HDFK ZHHN IRU *UDPSL ans Join­ery.

In con­trast Stawell Toy­ota QRWFKHG LWV ¿IWK ZLQ RQ WKH trot and has al­most guar­an­teed it­self the mi­nor pre­mier­ship.

,WV VXFFHVV KDV EHHQ GULY HQ E\ FRQVLVWHQW SHUIRUPDQF­HV IURP WKH OLNHV RI 5RE /HPER DQG =DFK -HQNLQVRQ ZLWK ERWK win­ning all three sets in a 14

WR ZLQ RQ )ULGD\ 'HODKXQW\ 3OXPELQJ¶V SXVK WRZDUGV WKH JUDQG ¿QDO JDWK ered mo­men­tum with a comIRUWDEO­H YLFWRU\ RYHU D KDSOHVV )UHZVWDO RXW¿W ZLQQLQJ 171 to 11-147.

'HODKXQW\ 3OXPELQJ KDG play­ers in ex­quis­ite form, in­clud­ing young­sters Lexi Collins, Sam Ran­ton, An­gus Wil­liams and Seth Blake. The four were tri­umphant in all their sets, as were the usual pro­tag­o­nists in Mick Sul­li­van and Phil Hut­ton.

,Q DQ RWKHUZLVH EOHDN \HDU Jade Cross and Tess Bai­ley KDYH EHHQ WKH VKLQLQJ OLJKWV for Frew­stal, and again tried to carry their side across the line.

The penul­ti­mate round will EH FUXFLDO WR WZR WHDPV¶ ¿ nals as­pi­ra­tions, when secRQG SODFHG 'HODKXQW\ 3OXPE ing takes on Stawell Toy­ota, ZKLOH WKLUG SODFHG *UDPSLDQV -RLQHU\ ZLOO ORRN IRU D ELJ ZLQ over cel­lar-dweller Frew­stal.

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