Rain halts ten­nis

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Only one match of Cen­tral Wim­mera Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion pen­nant play achieved a re­sult at the week­end as in­clement weather wreaked havoc on matches.

Drung South was well ahead in its match against Haven, 9-96 to 2-56, at the time play stopped.

It was enough to give the Drung­sters a win head­ing into the hol­i­day break and pushed them up to third place on the lad­der.

Drung South won in large part due to the play of its sin­gles play­ers, who each won their rub­bers.

Men Dy­lan Em­mer­son and Ben Ar­gent won 8-3 and 8-5 against Ben Hartwich and Tom Bourchier re­spec­tively, while women Janelle Knight and Romi Miller had 8-2 and 8-5 vic­to­ries against Kirby Knight and Re­becca Bird.

The fi­nal three rub­bers were called off with Knight and San­dra Casey on the cusp of an­other vic­tory for the Drung­sters, lead­ing 7-3 against Knight and Lucinda Bourchier.

St Michaels needed just two more rub­bers to achieve its own vic­tory against Hor­sham Lawn but ran out of time, with the scores stand­ing at 6-53 to 3-34 when play was aban­doned.

Lawn’s Graeme Wood de­feated St Michaels num­ber one man Ian Nitschke in an 8-0 white­wash, but the Saints dom­i­nated the rest of the sin­gles rub­bers. Peter Hayes downed Jae Mcgrath 8-5 and women Jess Mcdon­ald and Kassie Peachey de­feated op­po­nents Cherie Wood and Tanya Sud­holz 8-0.

The washout draw leaves the Saints atop the lad­der at the Christmas-new Year break, two games clear of sec­ond-placed Lawn.

Te­lan­gatuk East got its first points of the season with a draw against Kal­kee. The Kees led 5-44 to 1-19 when play stopped.

Te­lan­gatuk East’s Daniel Rogers and Matthew Jones de­feated Kees Jeff and Jor­dan Friberg 8-4, but the rest of the com­pleted rub­bers fell the way of the Kees.

Only two sin­gles rub­bers fin­ished, with Jeff Friberg de­feat­ing Jones 8-3 and Anna Ex­ell beat­ing Court­ney Price 8-1.

The Kees are now fourth on the lad­der with a one-and-a-half game buf­fer over Haven.

STEADY: Drung South’s Romi Miller in ac­tion against Haven. Drung came away with the points, boost­ing it to third place on the lad­der.

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