Big weekend served up

Big weekend served up

The Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association had a successful outing on Sunday, representing the region in the Baker and Ey Shield in Lucindale.

Forty tennis players represented the Mount Gambier association, with both teams coming away with a win over Southern Ports Tennis Association in both tournaments.

More than 100 matches were played during the day with the weather getting over 30 degrees.

The game format was best of six games in the singles and best of nine games in the doubles.

The morning slate of games saw lots of excitement with many close games played in the singles and doubles.

In the Ey Shield, Mount Gambier’s Rosie Collins and Kelsey Boneham began their day with a marathon match against Southern Ports’ Leanne McCarthy and Hayley Agnew.

During the match no one could break away with the game neck to neck.

The match came down to a tiebreaker with Collins and Boneham getting the set for Mount Gambier.

In the men’s doubles there was yet another tiebreaker with Mount Gambier’s Harrison Ellis and Lochie Arnold coming up short in the tough match against Southern Ports’ Mark Bucket and James Lehmann.

Over in the Baker Shield another tiebreaker was played in the morning with Mount Gambier’s Alita Huyser and Maggie Collins fighting hard against Southern Ports’ Lisa Hall and Stacey Lehmann.

Huyser and Collins could not get the job down and fell short in the tiebreaker.

On the men’s side Ben Gaffney and Brendan McInnes picked up a crucial set for Mount Gambier as they battled it out with Southern Ports’ Max Malone and Adrian Maywald.

The close match finished with a thrilling tiebreaker with Gaffney and McInnes victorious.

In the afternoon the men’s Ey Shield team saw two tiebreakers with Mount Gambier coming out on top in both matches.

Another tiebreaker was played in the other Mount Gambier team.

Harrison Ellis and Lochie Arnold played another tiebreaker in their doubles match but just like in the morning they came up short.

In the Baker Shield, Jolley sisters Emily and Ella played in a tiebreaker against Southern Ports’ Bianca Cunneen and Poppy Moyle-Read.

The Jolley sisters improved from their morning form and came away with the set.

Another highlight from the day saw the number 1 men Andrew van den Hurk and Dylan Childs and number 2 men Zayne Young and George White remain undefeated for the whole competition.

In the morning Ey Shield games Mount Gambier Green defeated SPTA Red 12 sets to 3.

Mount Gambier Blue beat SPTA Blue 8 sets to 7.

In the morning Baker Shield games Mount Gambier Green defeated SPTA Red 10 sets to 5.

Mount Gambier Blue also won, taking down SPTA Blue 8 set to 7.

In the afternoon Ey Shield games Mount Gambier Green defeated SPTA Blue 11 sets to 4 and Mount Gambier Blue downed SPTA Red 9 sets to 6.

In the Baker Shield afternoon games Mount Gambier Green defeated SPTA Blue 10 sets to 5. Mount Gambier Blue overcame SPTA Red 9 sets to 6.

Overall everyone had a great day with lots of great tennis being played on the grass at the Lucindale Country Club.

Mount Gambier & Districts Tennis will return after a week off this Saturday.

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