Even failing light and the wind could not stop Shepparton North from continuing to make its mark early in Shepparton District Tennis Association’s season.By Hannah Driscoll
Even failing light and the wind could not stop Shepparton North from continuing to make its mark early in Shepparton District Tennis Association’s season.
Shepparton North is tied on points with pennant ladder-leader McEwen Reserve Opal following its win over McEwen Reserve Gold at McEwen Reserve on Friday night.
Clark Pettigrew (6-1), Lauren Baldi (6-2) and Hannah Dainton (6-3) all enjoyed singles victories, but Pettigrew was quick to downplay his own success.
‘‘It was mainly the wind that was the winner, the wind and the light — we couldn’t see much in the end and it was very blustery — but it was a good win,’’ Pettigrew said.
Leigh Baldi stepped up to play his first singles set and was beaten 2-6 by Sean Scott.
Scott normally plays for McEwen Reserve Opal, but swapped with Gold regular Mick Kay, who played for Opal in Saturday’s match against St Andrew’s.
It was the first time Leigh had played singles and Pettigrew said it was good to see players were willing to step up to the challenge.
‘‘Leigh and Evan (Cooknell) are both capable of playing singles. They’re totally different players, so if we ever need to mix it up, we can just put them in,’’ Pettigrew said.
Jo Trapani filled in this week and Shepparton North’s women produced four wins from five sets, including the two singles wins and a 6-5 (9-7) win to Lauren and Julie Baldi.
Eight sets had been decided 6-4 or closer at the end of the match and four of those had gone to tie-breaks.
‘‘I think we were six sets to three at one stage, but there was only seven or eight (games) between us,’’ Pettigrew said.
‘‘The mixed could have gone either way easily, but we just got over the line.’’
In other games, Lemnos defeated Karramomus 14-84 to 0-41 and McEwen Reserve Opal defeated St Andrew’s 11-78 to 3-41.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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