Rich River and Rochester 1 will hit the tennis court tomorrow in a re-match of last year's Campaspe Tennis Association section one grand final.GEORDIE COWAN March 21, 2014 4:04am
Elliott Taylor serves for Rochester 1Tennis during last weekend's preliminary final at Echuca South.
Rich River will have the chance to exact revenge upon Rochester 1 in a rematch of last year’s Campaspe Tennis Association section one grand final at Rochester tomorrow.
Rochester 1 almost did not make it, scraping past clubmates Rochester 2 by six games in the preliminary final last week.
The visitors will go into the match with a fair degree of confidence after defeating Rochester 9-92 to 4-64 in the qualifying final two weeks ago.
However, the alternating results between the teams throughout the season — Rochester defeated Rich River by 21 games two weeks before the first final — means each team has previous results to fall back on.
‘‘It would have to be tight, but given the previous results — given they were 20 games either way — it’s hard to read to be honest,’’ Rich River captain Darren Short said.
‘‘I don’t think either team has an edge.’’
Rochester 1 captain Karen Taylor agreed.
‘‘We’ve both won one game convincingly,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s going to be interesting the whole day because we haven’t had a consistent record (against each other).’’
Taylor said her team simply needed to play better if it was to reverse the qualifying final result.
‘‘That’s really the key. Whoever plays well will win on the day,’’ she said.
‘‘Given the results of the last few matches, hopefully we can all play well and have a really great tussle.’’
Short said Rochester’s 17-game win at Rich River’s home courts in last year’s grand final gave added incentive to his team.
‘‘It would be good to get some revenge, but hopefully by a big margin because they beat us by a healthy margin last year,’’ he said.
‘‘It will most likely come down to the mixed — I think those combinations will be critical.’’
Taylor said the match would likely come down to the wire.
‘‘Rich River have made the final for the past couple of seasons and they will be pretty hungry to bring home the trophy,’’ she said.
‘‘In saying that, we’re hungry to make it back-to-back.’’
Danny Maloney will miss for Rich River after helping the team reach the final, while Kate Lee’s return was a boost to Rochester in the preliminary final.
Shepparton tennis prodigy Hugo Kearney will travel to Melbourne next month as the only regional player competing in the under-12 Australian Championships.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
WHEN Kim Burns made the switch to special education after 20 years as a nurse, it was a big career change.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
No, it won’t be Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer creating the Christmas lighting in Cobram this year, it will be Cobram couple, Ron and Kath Renfrew,
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.