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Crucial final rounds


The countdown is on for Central Wimmera Tennis Associatio­n finals and the pennant ladder remained steady following round 11.

The first weekend of tennis following a mid-season break showed why Horsham Lawn and Central Park are currently in line for a double chance come finals.

Central Park defeated Drung South by four sets after some close games.

Central Park’s Eve Wear and Tara Mcintyre in doubles, and Brendan Nitschke in singles, won on tie breaks in competitiv­e matches.

Drung South’s Logan Casey won all his sets of the round, as did Mcintyre and Willow Sainsbury for Central Park.

Horsham Lawn proved why it is at the top of the ladder with a twoset win against St Michaels.

St Michaels’ Chris Ellis and Nick Robertson, in their respective singles matches, won the two tiebreaker­s of the day. Horsham Lawn’s Cherie Wood, Gemma Walker and Ella Thompson, and St Michaels’ Peter Hayes won all their sets for the round.

Round 12 brings a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday as Horsham Lawn and Central Park meet again.

The teams are one apiece against each other this season, with Central Park winning by two sets early in the season and Horsham Lawn winning by four sets on the following occasion.

Both teams have hit their stride at the pointy end of the season and Saturday’s clash will make for an exciting round of tennis.

Drung South and St Michaels are also set for a competitiv­e day of tennis, having also won one game each against each other this season.

St Michaels was victorious when the teams met in round three by two sets, however, Drung South turned the tide and won by eight sets the next time they met.

A Special

The top order of A Special competitio­n did not shift after round 11 as strong teams pushed for convincing wins.

Horsham Lawn O’connor remains on top and will face fourthplac­ed Kalkee, while secondplac­ed Natimuk will play Haven, who is running out of time to make it into the top four.

Third-placed Horsham Lawn Gillespie should have a convincing win against Drung South.

A Grade

Two huge margins were centre court in A Grade, with Horsham Lawn Bardell and Horsham Lawn Mcgenniske­n winning 11 sets to one and 12 sets to zero, respective­ly.

Both teams are in the top four and will compete against each other in round 12 for a Horsham Lawn derby.

B Special

Laharum’s win in B Special has pushed the team into second position, two games behind Central Park and only percentage ahead of Horsham Lawn.

With Laharum on a bye in round 12, it is Horsham Lawn’s chance to reclaim the second chance come finals, while Natimuk is set for another win to remain on top of the ladder.


Junior tennis begins this weekend after its Christmas break, with teams set to push hard for a finals opportunit­y.

 ?? PAUL CARRACHER ?? FOCUS: Yolly Molineaux in action for Drung South on Saturday. Picture:
PAUL CARRACHER FOCUS: Yolly Molineaux in action for Drung South on Saturday. Picture:

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