Reidy closes in on ladder leaders

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Reidy closes in on ladder leaders

Olympic Park hosted a close contest between Reidy Park and Mount Gambier Tennis Club for round 7 of the Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association season as Reidy Park narrowly took the points in division one.

Reidy Park’s Zayne Young and Mount Gambier’s Mat Stark proved difficult to separate in their singles match, neither allowed the other to gain a substantial gap as the pair tussled for points.

It eventually led to a tie breaker with Stark finally able to pull away to take the match.

Mount Gambier’s Will Cameron’s match with Cade Kelly was less competitive as Kelly was only able to win the single game. going down 6-1.

William Le Cornu was able to do just enough against Reidy Park’s Michael Ellis in another close set winning 6-7 in a tie breaker.

Hayden Hancock took another comfortable win for Mount Gambier against Ty Lang.

Reidy Park responded with some dominant performances as Bailey Young proved a class above Shae Delaney winning 6-1, while Maggie Collins was too good at the net and on serve winning 6-1.

Sarah Brown had to hold off a resilient Renae Cameron for her 6-3 win for Reidy Park.

In the doubles the combination of Young and Kelly faced tough opposition against Stark and Cameron with the first set requiring a tie breaker to decide the points.

Young and Kelly did enough to take the first set and then had a more comfortable second set as Reidy Park took the match 7-6, 6-4.

Le Cornu and Hancock proved ruthless against Ellis and Lang, after narrowly avoiding a tie break in the first set the Mount Gambier pair dominated the second set, winning 5-7, 0-6.

Young and Collins got Reidy Park an important win as the pair cruised past Ferguson and Delaney 6-0.

And it was more of the same in the final two doubles as Reidy Park won 6-3 and 6-0.

Glencoe suffered from several forfeits in its home fixture against West Gambier on Saturday afternoon.

Glencoe’s Dylan Childs’ match up with George White went to plan as Childs was too strong around the court for White winning 6-4.

West Gambier claimed two singles wins with tie breakers required.

And then Toby Stutley gave his opponent less chances, beating Glencoe’s Will Hann 1-6.

Jess Stutley, Emily Jolley and Ella Jolley all claimed wins from Glencoe forfeits, in both the doubles and singles.

Despite the forfeits Childs and Biggins came to play in the doubles, taking the first set 6-1 for Glencoe.

The second set provided more challenges for the pair but ultimately they came out on top finishing the match 6-1, 7-5.

James Braun and Will Hann showed some fight in the second set but were outmatched in their doubles match, Toby Stutely led the way for West Gambier as it claimed a 6-0, 6-4 win.

The day finished 2-10 in favour of the visiting West Gambier side, with the six forfeits from Glencoe playing a major factor in the result.

Mount Schank suffered another big loss on Saturday as the side faced the top of the table Uniting at Corriedale Park.

Jace Maxwell and Will Boston provided some excellent rallies in a close contest, for Mount Schank and Boston it was not their day though as Maxwell took the match in a tie breaker.

Kobe Cole’s match with Brendan McInnes offered a similar scenario as the pair required a tie breaker to split the difference.

It was a close contest but ultimately the youngster Cole came out on top.

The match between Daniel Moon and Alex Laube had a bigger gap in the scoreline than the previous matches as Moon ran out with a 6-0 win for Uniting.

Alesha Dunn had similar control over her match with Bailey Laube, as did Tessa Megaw who played a comfortable 6-0 win over Abbey Hood.

John Ralston fared better than most of his Mount Schank teammates in his singles match, however it still was not enough to beat Travis Crowe who won 6-4.

The doubles offered up some intense rallies and some long sets.

Maxwell and Cole came out with brilliance early winning the first set against McInnes and Boston 6-3, however the Mount Schank duo delivered a resilient 6-3 win in the second set to take the match to a third.

The Mount Schank pair came out on top in a long set as the match finished 6-3, 3-6, 6-10.

Moon and Crowe took one back for Uniting with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Laube and Ralston.

In the final three doubles Uniting faced little problems from Mount Schank as the visitors only won four games from the three sets, with Jade Delaney and Megaw leading the way for Uniting.

In division two a strong singles performance from West Gambier Red proved the point of difference between the visitors and Mount Schank/Mount Gambier.

Rylee Kuchel was a highlight for the visitors, only losing four games across her three matches.

West Gambier Blue faced less resistance than their red counterpart at Malseed Park as it hosted Suttontown/Glencoe.

The final score finished 9-3 as an excellent showing in the doubles from West Gambier, only losing the one set.

In division three Moorak and Mil Lel had some close affairs, but Moorak proved to be the better side on the day, winning 8-4.

Uniting/Glencoe could hardly be separated from Mount Gambier, some close wins from Mellisa Attiwill in the singles and Lucy Clarke and Haylie Gregor in the doubles ultimately proved the difference.

Suttontown also fell just short at home against Glencoe, with the visitors having control when it mattered.

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