McEwen Reserve’s Sean Scott and Lemnos’ Narelle Maxted are Shepparton District Tennis Association’s open singles champions for this season.HANNAH DRISCOLL February 13, 2013 4:10am
McEwen Reserve’s Sean Scott and Lemnos’ Narelle Maxted are Shepparton District Tennis Association’s open singles champions for this season.
Scott and Maxted won the round-robin competitions on Thursday night, while Len and Jenny Darcy won the veterans’ mixed doubles championship.
Pat O’Sullivan also won the men’s A singles championship.
All the overall winners were undefeated for the night and it was Scott’s and Maxted’s fourth championship each.
Scott overcame Stuart Walker of St Andrew’s, Lemnos’ Tom Jeffery and McEwen Reserve’s Tim Comer, Justin Hunter and Mick Kay to pick up 30 games for the night.
He finished three games ahead of Hunter, whose only loss for the night was 3-6 to Scott.
Maxted defeated McEwen Reserve’s Madelyn McNeill and Abby Hastings and Lemnos’ Viv Jeffery to win the women’s title.
Her match against Jeffery went to a tie-break, while she defeated McNeill 6-2 to prevent McNeill from winning her third consecutive singles championship.
Maxted won 18 games for the night and McNeill and Jeffery tied with 14 games, but McNeill finished runner-up with two sets to Jeffery’s one.
All three veterans’ mixed doubles sets went to tie-breaks, but the Darcys won with 12 games ahead of runners-up Kerry Walker and Colin Phillips and third-placed Barry Hinchcliffe and Susan Clark.
Scott, 20, has been playing with McEwen Reserve since his juniors and this was his fourth consecutive singles championship.
He said it was an exciting achievement.
‘‘This year was probably as tough as any, if not the toughest competition-wise. All five sets I played were really good hits, there were no easy wins,’’ Scott said.
He said the 6-3 victories against Kay and Hunter were his two toughest sets of the night.
‘‘They were pretty close sets, I just managed to get the right points at the right time and just managed to get home,’’ Scott said.
Maxted, 43, said it was difficult going up against her teammate Jeffery.
‘‘It was pretty close, it was 7-5 in the tie-break, so it was really game for game, point for point,’’ she said.
Maxted said she enjoyed a comfortable win against the reigning singles champion McNeill.
‘‘That was fairly comfortable this time. She can be challenging, but this time it was all in my favour, which was handy,’’ she said.
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