All set for thrilling final hit out

All set for thrilling final hit out

The top 4 teams in Division 1, 2 and 3 of the Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association all began their campaigns to take home a flag.

The semi finals did not disappoint with an amazing display of tennis being played on the weekend across the divisions.

Division 1

Uniting v Mount Gambier

In the men’s top doubles, Uniting’s Andrew van den Hurk and Kobe Cole put on a great display against Mount Gambier’s Will Cameron and Will Le Cornu.

In the first set van den Hurk and Cole did not waste any time putting their mark on the match as they took the first set 6-1.

In the second set the Uniting duo picked up where they left off as they took the second set and the game 6-1.

In the men’s bottom doubles Uniting’s Jace Maxwell and Daniel Moon played out a classic finals match against Mount Gambier’s Hayden Hancock and Tyler Hannigan.

In the first set Maxwell and Moon got off to a hot start taking the first set 6-2.

In the second set Hancock and Hannigan fought back as they levelled the score, taking the second set 6-2.

In the super tiebreaker Maxwell and Moon found their first set magic as they took the final set and the match 10-4.

In the ladies top doubles, Uniting’s Tessa Megaw and Ashlea Dunn took on Mount Gambier’s Alita Huyser and Giaan Ferguson.

Megaw and Dunn did not mess around in the doubles as they swiftly took down Gambier’s duo 6-0.

In the ladies bottom doubles Uniting’s Ashlea Dunn and Alison Telford took on Mount Gambier’s Giaan Ferguson and Shae Delaney.

Ferguson and Delaney struggled to keep up with the Uniting pair as they only claimed a couple of games in the match.

Dunn and Telford closed out the doubles with a 6-2 win.

In the men’s number one singles Andrew van den Hurk took on Will Cameron. van den Hurk was far too good for Cameron as he finished his day undefeated with a 6-0 win.

Jace Maxwell and Will Le Cornu had a great match in their singles with Maxwell coming out on top.

Le Cornu put up a good fight against Maxwell but he was not good enough as Maxwell took home the set with a 6-3 victory.

Kobe Cole had a tight match against Hayden Hancock in their singles.

Both players struggled to edge ahead in the match with the game decided in a tie breaker.

Cole edged out the victory over Hancock in the tie breaker and brought home another set for Uniting.

In the bottom singles Daniel Moon claimed the final singles set for the men with a victory over Tyler Hannigan.

Hannigan took a couple games off Moon but Moon was too good as he got the victory 6-2.

Ashlea Dunn took on Giaan Ferguson in their singles match.

Dunn kept her doubles form going into the match as she finished her day with a great 6-0 win.

In the bottom singles Alison Telford faced off against Shae Delaney.

Telford got off to a good start and Delaney struggled to keep up as she could only win two games.

Telford closed out the day with a 6-2 win.

Uniting defeated Mount Gambier 12-0 and booked a ticket into the grand final next weekend at Olympic Sports Park.

West Gambier V Reidy Park

In the men’s top doubles West Gambier’s George White and Brady Cook took on Reidy’s Zayne Young and Dane Heemskerk.

The first set was an exciting one with Young and Heemskerk edging it out 6-4 and taking the lead in the match.

In the second set White and Cook bounced back as they tied the match up by taking the second set 6-3.

In the super tiebreaker Young and Heemskerk composed themselves and closed out the match with a 10-5 victory.

In the men’s bottom doubles West Gambier’s Shaunn Robinson and Toby Stutley took the court against Reidy’s Ben Gaffney and Ty Lang.

Robinson and Stutley won the first set with ease 6-1.

In the second they struggled as Gaffney and Lang levelled the game with a 6-0 win.

In the super tiebreaker Robinson and Stutley bounced back and took home the set with a 10-7 win.

There was another close game in the ladies top doubles as West Gambier’s Jess Stutley and Emily Jolley took on Bailey Young and Maggie Collins.

Neither pair could pull in front with a convincing lead as the match took a turn late in play as Young and Collins pushed ahead and picked up the set with a 7-5 win.

In the next doubles West’s Jess Stutley and Ella Jolley took on Reidy’s Bailey Young and Sarah Brown.

Young and Brown fought hard as they took a few games off the West duo.

Stutley and Jolley closed out the match with a 6-3 win.

In the ladies bottom doubles West’s Emily and Ella Jolley took on Reidy’s Maggie Collins and Sarah Brown.

The Jolley sisters got off to a good start and Collins and Brown struggled to keep up as they took only two games.

The Jolleys closed out the doubles with a 6-2 win.

In the men’s top singles, George White took on Zayne Young.

White was hungry coming into the match after the result from the doubles and it showed as he did not drop a game.

White picked up the set over Young with a 6-0 victory.

In the next singles Brady Cook played Dane Heemskerk.

Both players took games off one another but Heemskerk was too good on the day and claimed the set 6-4.

Shaunn Robinson had a great game against Ben Gaffney.

Robinson got off to a terrific start and made it hard for Gaffney to catch up.

Robinson claimed another set for West with a 6-0 victory.

In the bottom men’s singles Toby Stutley faced off against Ty Lang.

Lang made Stutley work for the set as Lang took a few games off Stutley.

Three games was not enough though as Stutley grabbed another set for West with a 6-3 win.

In the ladies top doubles Jess Stutley took on Bailey Young.

After both players won a set in their doubles, Stutley got the edge over Young as she took her down 6-2 and picked up another set for West.

In the next singles Emily Jolley took on Maggie Collins.

Collins was too much for Jolley as she claimed a much needed set for Reidy with a 6-1 win.

In the bottom ladies singles Ella Jolley came up against Sarah Brown.

Brown could not keep up with Jolley as she finished off the day with a 6-2 win for West.

West Gambier defeated Reidy Park 8-4 and will play Uniting in the grand final.

The stage is set for first place Uniting to take on second place West Gambier in what is looking like an exciting day of tennis next weekend.

Division 2

In Division 2 it went down to the wire in both matches.

Suttontown/Glencoe took on Mil Lel/Reidy.

With both sides getting six sets a piece it came down to games with Suttontown/Glencoe edging out the victory on games 59-49.

West Gambier Blue faced off against West Gambier Red.

West Red got the last laugh over West Blue with a 8-4 win in the West v West clash.

Suttontown/Glencoe will now face West Gambier Red in the grand final.

Division 3

In Division 3 Mount Gambier came up against Glencoe.

Glencoe took down the minor premiers Gambier 8-4.

In the other match Centrals played Uniting/Glencoe.

Uniting/Glencoe came out on top with a 8-2 victory.

Glencoe will play Uniting/Glencoe in the grand final on Saturday.

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