Uniting enters season break on top of ladder

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Uniting enters season break on top of ladder

Reidy Park claimed the premiership points in its match against West Gambier for round 10 of the Mount Gambier and Districts Tennis Association season.

Zayne Young and Archer Bushell were hard to separate in their singles match up, although Young eventually proved superior on the day as he took the match 6-4, with some important wins late.

West Gambier’s George White faced much less difficulty as he cruised to a 6-1 win, but Reidy Park won another singles match to make the score 2-1.

Toby Stutley had no issues in his match up against Ty Lang, Stutley was too good not dropping a game on his way to a 6-0 win.

Bailey Young grabbed a win for Reidy Park in her match with the opposition retiring, and Sarah Brown increased the lead for the home side with a 6-3 win.

The contest hung in the balance going into the doubles with Reidy Park holding a slight 4-3 advantage.

Zayne Young led the way to a close fought Reidy Park doubles win, the West Gambier pair of White and Bushell fought hard but went down in the end 6-4, 7-5.

Toby Stutley led West Gambier to a doubles win, before two matches had to be awarded to Reidy Park with West retiring.

Maggie Collins was joined by Madison Kelly who had not taken part in the singles matches to help guide Reidy Park to a doubles win to wrap up the day’s proceedings 8-4 in favour of Reidy.

Over at Mount Gambier Tennis Club, Uniting looked right at home as it secured the points winning the match 8-4.

Jace Maxwell was in excellent form in his singles match against Will Cameron, Cameron fought well but Maxwell had the upper hand all game winning 6-3.

Hayden Hancock delivered a win for the home side, Hancock excelled close to the net and was ahead of Kobe Cole all match, winning 6-3.

Sam Batty had to fight off a resistant Ben Kerin in their singles, with the pair close all match, eventually Batty did enough to pull away for a 7-5 victory.

Uniting dominated the rest of the singles matches as Travis Crowe, Tessa Megaw, Ashlea Dunn and Karen Mitchell all claimed comfortable victories.

The doubles results proved to be quite even, making Uniting’s strong singles performance important in gaining the result.

Cameron and Hancock won in straight sets over Cole and Maxwell, while Kerin and Hannigan took another match for the home side, winning 6-2, 6-3.

Megaw and Vannesa Maxwell completely outclassed their opposition in the doubles, taking the match point 6-0.

Renae Cameron and Rylee Seidel proved a dynamic pair, taking the final match from Uniting, as the pair won 6-3.

At Mount Schank the home side’s winless run continued with Glencoe closing in on the top four with a 10-2 win.

Dylan Childs set the tone for the day with a 6-0 win over Will Boston, while Brendan McInnes was a highlight on a tough day for Mount Schank.

McInnes secured a comfortable 6-0 win over Tim Biggins, which ended up being only one of two matches which Mount Schank could take a win in.

James Braun dealt with his opposition with little fuss, beating Alex Laube 6-2, while Will Hann and Sarah Edwards had similar ease against their opposition winning 6-1, 6-2.

Bailey Laube took a point back for Mount Schank beating Alice Tentye 6-2, but Laube’s efforts did not make much difference in the end result.

The match between Abbie Cocks and Lucy Savage ended in a one sided affair, Savage only managed to take the single game off of Cocks, as Glencoe completed a dominant performance in the singles.

The domination was just beginning though as Glenoce refused to give the home side an inch in the doubles matches.

Childs and Biggins fought off an initial surge from Boston and McInnes to win their doubles match 6-4, 6-2.

Braun and Hann were in a league of their own against Meyer and Laube, after winning the first set 6-2, the Glencoe pair put the foot to the accelerator in the second set winning 6-0.

Tentye and Edwards continued Glencoe’s run of form, doing enough to beat Laube and Hood.

Edwards and Cocks showed little signs of struggle in the next doubles match, the opposition of Savage and Hood were no match for the Glencoe pair going down 6-1.

Tentye and Cocks wrapped up the result in favour of Glencoe finishing the doubles without a loss, as the pair won convincingly 6-2.

In Division two hosts Suttontown/Glencoe Tigers had a comfortable win over West Gambier Red.

After West Gambier won the first three singles matches, the home side went on an incredible winning run, claiming the final three singles games and then clean swept the doubles.

The end score saw Suttontown/Glencoe Tigers winning 9-3.

At Malseed Park games won were used to determine the winner of West Gambier Blue’s showdown with Mil Lel/Reidy.

After going two matches down in the singles, Mil Lel/Reidy fought back in the doubles to tie the result 6-6.

With the visitors claiming three more games than the home side the points went the way of Mil Lel/Reidy.

In division three Glencoe and Mount Gambier’s match up also required a game countback to determine the winner with the scoreline finishing 6-6.

Both sides proved fair competition for each other throughout the day with the wins in the doubles and singles matches split evenly.

Ultimately Mount Gambier took the points, winning 55 games to Glencoe’s 50.

Suttontown put on a good performance at Uniting Church, with a strong showing in the singles matches Uniting/Glencoe needed some doubles wins to get back into the match.

However the visitors were too strong, winning all but one of the doubles matches to finish the day 8-4 winners.

Centrals fell just short against Mil Lel, winning three singles matches each, leaving the doubles matchups to determine the fixture.

Mil Lel proved the better side on the day winning four doubles matches as Centrals only managed to win two.

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