Summer serves ace tennis competition

Summer serves ace tennis competition

It was an exciting weekend of matches for the Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association, with excellent weather allowing all games to be completed.


In Division 1 Glencoe was back into its winning ways, taking the points for the second time this season and for the first time against Reidy Park.


Glenoce’s Dylan Childs took a comfortable victory in his match in the singles, as did Patrick Mitchell beating Ty Lang 6-1.


James Braun was strong on serve and also had a comfortable victory for Glencoe beating Harrison Ellis 6-1.


Sam Auld and Laura Edwards continued the comfortable victories for Glencoe with wins of their own.


Sarah Edwards faced more resistance than her teammates with Madison Kelly winning three games but ultimately Glencoe took the point.


Sarah Brown claimed Reidy Park’s first victory in her singles match, proving excellent in her returns against Abbie Cocks.


Glencoe’s dominance continued into the doubles, as Childs and Mitchell were dominant in their match only dropping the single game from two sets beating their Reidy Park counterparts 6-0, 6-1.


Sam Auld and James Braun managed to win six games in all three sets of their doubles match but still went down in a 6-4, 6-7, 8-10 thriller.


Sarah and Laura Edwards’ doubles match was less competitive as the pair did not drop a single game against Madison Kelly and Maggie Collins.


Kelly and Brown faced similar difficulty in their match against Cocks and Sarah Edwards, as the Glencoe partnership was lethal at the net and on serve, winning 6-0.


Brown and Collins had more success than most of their Reidy Park teammates beating Cocks and Laura Edwards 6-2.


Over at Malseed Park Uniting took the points in a tight contest between two strong teams.


Andrew Vanderhurk took the first point for Uniting with a win in the singles, not dropping a single game in the match.


Uniting’s Kobe Cole was less successful in his match going down 6-1 to the home side.


Mark Heemskerk was in a similar scenario with his 6-3 loss in the singles, and West Gambier’s Toby Stutley continued the side’s dominance in the singles with a close 6-4 win over Sam Batty.


Uniting’s Tessa Megaw fought off a resilient Jessica Stutley to win 5-7, Ashlea Dunn was slightly more comfortable in her match beating Emily Jolley 6-3.


Ella Jolley took a match back in West Gambier’s favour beating Alison Telford 6-3.


After going down in the first doubles, Uniting fought back by winning the other four.


With Vanderhurk and Cole losing 2-6, 7-6, 10-5, Uniting took its first win, the doubles pairing of Heemskerk and Batty winning 6-2, 6-1.


Dunn and Megaw had a comfortable win over Emily Jolley and Stutley finishing 6-1.


Megaw then had a win with Telford with similar ease, beating Ella Jolley and Stutley 6-2.


Dunn and Telford wrapped up the points for Uniting beating Emily and Ella Jolley 6-3, as the win confirmed a 7-5 Uniting victory.


Mount Schank hosted the Mount Gambier Tennis Club in a match up that proved to be very one-sided.


Mount Gambier’s Mat Stark and Mount Schank’s Will Boston were hard to separate in their match as the pair went game for game, eventually Stark was able to create a gap and won 7-5.


Mount Gambier’s Will Cameron had better control over his match against Brendan McInnes winning 6-3.


William Le Cornu and Hayden Hancock continued Mount Gambier’s winning ways, beating their opponents 6-1.


Alita Huyser and Abbie Hood’s match went Huyser’s way with the Mount Gambier player triumphing 6-2.


Wins of 6-1 for Giaan Ferguson and Shae Delaney rounded out a perfect singles lineup for Mount Gambier.


Stark and Cameron continued Mount Gambier’s winning run into the doubles match-ups.


The pair was too good for McInnes and Boston winning 6-2, 6-3, while Le Cornu and Hancock had similar success over Alex Laube and Jack Meyer 6-1, 6-1.


Hood and Savage could only manage to win one game in their doubles against Ferguson and Huyser.


Huyser and Delany then defeated Burt and Hood 6-2, before the perfect day was wrapped up by Ferguson and Delaney downing Burt and Savage 6-2 for Mount Gambier to take the points 12-0.


In division two Mount Schank/Mount Gambier secured a win over Mil Lel/Reidy, after strong singles performances Mount Schank/Mount Gambier had a stronghold on the match, and despite a good fight back in the doubles Mil Lel/ Reidy ultimately lost the match, 4-8.


In Division three Uniting/Glencoe enjoyed a 10-2 win over Moorak.


Charlotte Patzel was the only Moorak player able to take a win in the singles matches, while Moorak’s only win other win came in the doubles with Ryan Horrigan and Chris Tully winning 6-4.


Suttontown and Centrals found themselves completely tied up after 12 matches, with both sides winning six matches and 53 games each.


The sides would win three singles matches and three rubber matches each in what was an incredibly even affair.


Glencoe and Mil Lel were a less even matchup with Glencoe taking the points winning 9-3.

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