Mount Gambier Tennis action resumes in ace conditions

Mount Gambier Tennis action resumes in ace conditions

Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association action was back in full swing on Saturday with lots of competitive matches being played throughout the divisions.

Division 1: Mount Schank v Reidy Park

Reidy Park’s Zayne Young and Ben Gaffney took the first set of the men’s top doubles 6-2.

But Mount Schank’s Will Boston and Brendan McInnes put up a fight in the second set, taking it to a tiebreaker.

Young and Gaffney proved to be too strong as they closed out the match over Boston and McInnes in the tiebreaker, winning the doubles match in straight sets.

In the bottom men’s doubles Reidy Park’s Ty Lang and Harrison Ellis took care of Mount Schank’s Alex Laube and Jack Meyer, winning in straight sets 6-1 and 6-4.

In the ladies doubles Reidy Park’s Maggie Collins and Madison Kelly secured the set over Mount Schank’s Abbey Hood and Bella Laube 6-2.

In the second doubles match Mount Schanks’ Abbey Hood and Lucy Savage had a close contest against Reidy’s Maggie Collins and Sarah Brown, with Collins and Brown claiming the set 6-4.

Kelly and Brown helped Reidy Park close out the doubles in straight sets with a 6-2 win over Laube and Savage.

Zayne Young and Will Boston had a competitive singles match with Young ultimately getting the job done with a 6-4 win.

Ben Gaffney and Brendan Mclnnes played a hotly contested singles match with yet another tiebreaker.

Gaffney got the best of McInnes, winning the tiebreaker and getting the set for Reidy.

Mount Schank’s highlight of the day came from Alex Laube as he claimed the Schank’s only set for the day, defeating Ty Lang 6-1.

Harrison Ellis and Jack Meyer battled hard in their singles with Ellis finishing on top with a 6-2 win over Meyer.

In the ladies singles Maggie Collins won with ease, taking down Abbey Hood 6-1.

Madison Kelly kept the wins going for the ladies as she took care of Bella Laube 6-1.

Sarah Brown finished off the day with a win over Lucy Savage, getting the set with a 6-2 win.

Reidy Park defeated Mount Schank 11-1.

West Gambier v Mount Gambier

In the men’s top doubles Mount Gambier’s Mat Stark and Hayden Hancock had a great match against West’s Brady Cook and Shaun Robinson.

Stark and Hancock claimed the first set 6-3.

In the second set Cook and Robinson fought hard but fell short with the Gambier pair sealing the match with a 6-4 win in the second set.

The men’s bottom doubles was an absolute marathon of a game with West winning in a three set super tiebreaker.

West’s Peyton Robinson and Toby Stutley found themselves down one set after Gambier’s Will Le Cornu and Edward Kutny got the best of West’s duo, getting the set with a 6-4 win.

Robinson and Stutley fired back in the second set, tying the game up with a 6-4 win.

The winner was decided by a 10-point super tiebreaker.

West stepped up a gear in the tiebreaker, completing the comeback with a 10-4 win.

West took a clean sweep in the ladies doubles starting with West’s Jess Stutley and Emily Jolley getting the win over Gambier’s Alita Huyser and Giaan Ferguson, picking up the set with a 6-1 win.

Mount Gambier’s Alita Huyser and Shae Delaney were not strong enough to compete with West’s Jess Stutley and Ella Jolley with the West women getting the job done with a 6-0 victory.

In the bottom ladies doubles the Jolley sisters proved to be too strong for Ferguson and Delaney as the sisters closed out the doubles with a 6-1 win.

In the men’s singles Mat Stark got the best over Brady Cook for the day with a hard fought 6-3 victory.

Shaun Robinson had the last laugh over Hayden Hancock with Robinson securing the set with a 6-3 win.

Toby Stutley and Will Le Cornu had another long competitive match with Stutley getting away with the win, defeating Le Cornu in an intense 7-5 victory.

Peyton Robinson finished his day on a high with a close battle with Edward Kutny.

Both Robinson and Kutny went back and forth with Robinson getting the edge over Kutny and obtaining the set with a 6-4 win.

The West ladies continued to dominate in the singles with the number 1 woman Jess Stutley picking up the set with ease, defeating Alita Huyser 6-1.

Emily Jolley was too strong for Giaan Ferguson in their singles match, walking away with the set unscathed with a 6-0 win.

Shae Delaney proved no match for Ella Jolley in their singles match as Jolley came away claiming the set 6-1.

West Gambier defeated Mount Gambier – 10-2.

Glencoe v Uniting

Glencoe’s Dylan Childs and Tim Biggins took on Uniting’s Andrew van den Hurk and Jace Maxwell in the men’s top doubles.

Childs and Biggins took the first set easily, winning 6-2.

In the second set van den Hurk and Maxwell kept it competitive with the Glencoe duo but were not strong enough as they fell short in the second set, going down 6-4.

In the men’s bottom doubles Kobe Cole and Daniel Moon got the victory for Uniting, taking down James Braun and Hamish Gordon.

Uniting kept both sets similar with a 6-3 6-3 win over the Glencoe pair.

In the ladies doubles, Uniting’s Tessa Megaw and Ashlea Dunn overcame Glencoe’s Sarah and Laura Edwards in a thrilling 6-4 victory.

Glencoe bounced back in the next doubles as Sarah Edwards and Abbie Cocks took the 6-2 win over Tessa Magaw and Alison Telford.

Uniting’s Alison Telford and Jade Delaney came out on top in a thriller against Glencoe’s Alice Tentye and Abbie Cocks.

The neck and neck match ended in a tiebreaker with Uniting picking up the set.

After being undefeated in division 1 Andrew van den Hurk started 2024 falling short to Dylan Childs.

In 2023 Childs was unsuccessful in beating van den Hurk with his only defeats coming from him.

But Childs got over the hump in 2024, taking down van den Hurk in an exciting 6-4 battle.

Jace Maxwell made light work of Tim Biggins in their singles match, defeating him 6-2.

Kobe Cole was successful in picking up the set for Uniting as he took down James Braun 6-3, finishing the day winning both his matches.

Daniel Moon and Hamish Gordon had a close contest that resulted in Moon taking the set with a 6-4 win.

The Uniting ladies swept Glencoe in the singles, beginning with Tessa Megaw coming out victorious over Sarah Edwards with a 6-3 win.

Ashlea Dunn took control in her singles against Laura Edwards, Dunn coming out on top and defeating Edwards 6-3.

Jade Delaney finished strong in her singles as she took down Alice Tentye with a 6-3 win.

Uniting defeated Glencoe 9-3

After round 11, Uniting remains at the top of the ladder with 158 points.

West stays second with 125 points with Reidy behind them on 104 points.

Mount Gambier remains in the top four with 82 points with Glencoe trailing them on 77 points. Mount Schank remains on the bottom of the ladder with nine points.

Division 2

In Division 2 Suttontown/Glencoe got a close win over Mil Lel/Reidy, defeating them 7-5

West Gambier Blue took on Mount Schank/Mount Gambier and took care of them winning 11-1.

West Gambier Red went into the week with the bye.

West Blue stays at the top of the ladder after round 11 with 135 points with Suttontown/Glencoe in second place with 124 points.

West Red sits third with 101 points and Mil Lel/Reidy remain in the top four with 88 points.

Mount Schank/Mount Gambier with

52.5 points sits at the bottom of the ladder.

Division 3

Glencoe defeated Uniting/Glencoe in Division 3 with a close 7-5 victory.

Mount Gambier took down Suttontown in a nail biter.

Both teams ended the day tied on six sets with Mount Gambier breaking the deadlock by winning more games for the day.

Gambier finished with 57 games and Suttontown fell short with 53 games.

Centrals got the win over Moorak, taking the win 8-4.

Mil Lel had the bye for round 11.

Mount Gambier ended round 11 first with 130.3 points with Centrals second on 116.3 points.

Glencoe is third with 109.6 points and Uniting/Glencoe remains in the top four with 94 points.

Suttontown stays in fifth with 85.9 points with Mil Lel on 69.9 points in sixth and Moorak last with 61.6 points.

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