Robbo's Raiders/Mundiwa joined Rockets/Globe Hotel on the DLTC winner's list over the weekend.November 20, 2012 4:50am
There are just three rounds remaining in the Deniliquin Lawn Tennis competition before the finals on December 15 and local teams are starting to pick up the pace.
On Saturday in Section 1, Robbo’s Raiders/Mundiwa continued its good run at the top of the table by defeating third placed Pastoral Times/Legal Eagles 8 sets to 5.
The match was dominated by a strong showing by the Raiders men who won all five sets, 40 games to 24.
Pastoral Times’ ladies have not been match winners in rounds to date but really stepped up on Saturday, taking four of the six sets, winning 44 games to 32.
The return of Steph Calder from an overseas trip has added strength to the Pastoral Times ladies team. She was matched against fill-in player Eliza Smith and both ladies were evenly matched, setting a high standard of attacking tennis.
Eventually the Raiders coasted home winning 84 games to PT’s 82.
Rob Sobolewski was a three-set winner for Raiders and Janine Lowry was a three-set winner for the Pastoral Times.
In the match between Rockets/Globe Hotel and TA Maher/Riverina Watermatic, there were three Rockets men winning their three sets - Dean Irwin, Lachlan Campbell and Ken Smith.
This set up a 7 sets to 3 win for Rockets.
The TA Maher ladies were stronger on the day than their opponents but were not able to reverse the men’s losses.
For the losing team, Victoria Gatacre was a three-set winner.
In Section 2, the matches both resulted in 9 sets to 4 scorelines.
Peppin/Landmark won against Agspares/Taskers Titans with the Peppin ladies winning five of the six matches they played.
Jenny Hogan and Georgie Murray were both three-set winners.
It was a strong performance from the Peppin team who generally lead the way with strong men’s wins proving they will be a force as finals approach.
In the match between Menadues/Mitre 10 and Elders/Burchfields there was a win to Menadues 9 sets to 4.
Again the score sheet shows a dominant men’s team for Menadues but a strong ladies team in Elders.
There was a fair degree of feeling in the 8-nil result between Nick Bliss with Adam Menadue versus Rick Bond with Mitch Tuck. Fortunately there was no sign of the traditional salute.
Three men in the Menadues team were three-set winners. They were Nick Bliss, Martin Liebenberg and Michael Morona.
The Tennis Club committee is looking for input on the new competition which is due to start in February.
The first Saturday after the Christmas school holidays is Saturday, February 2.
There are eight Saturdays between Feb 2 and March 23.
The committee is yet to decide if the competition will continue after Easter and is wanting feedback from local players.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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