SOUTH-LYNDOCH has scored its first victory of the Barossa, Light & Gawler combined tennis division one season with a two-set win over Tod Street on Friday night.
However, despite the defeat, Tod Street’s men had a near flawless evening and dropped just one set in total.
Simon Wundersitz and Jose Len were in tremendous form in single’s action, winning their games 6-0 over Toby Griffiths and Simon Shillabeer, respectively.
South-Lyndoch got one result in the men’s sets – Tyson Liebelt’s 6-1 win over Peter Rogge – which, ultimately, ended up being the deciding factor.
In the ladies’ rubbers, it was all South Lyndoch.
Naomi Griffiths and Sue Ruciack won their doubles game 9-0, while Vanessa Kirby and Ruciack had a thrilling 7-6 win over Renata Heintze and Tahlia Kelly.
Xavier Saints’ winning streak has extended to 11 games after it overcame Nuriootpa by four sets.
Tim Grace and Ken Hodges provided a rare highlight in the men’s rubbers for Nuri by beating Jayden Ruediger and Sam Walton 7-6.
Hodges then took another set for Nuri by beating Rob Polito 6-3.
However, the remaining men’s sets belonged to the Saints.
Damian McGee and Walton both earned 7-5 victories over Stephen Schmidt and Matthew Jones, respectively.
In the ladies’ rubbers, the two teams couldn’t be split as they took four sets each.
Indi-arna Morris finished the afternoon unbeaten after she won both her doubles sets and singles set in dominant fashion.
Renee Davis enjoyed a big 6-0 win over Talitha Holme in a highlight for the vanquished Nuri.
Back in form
Kapunda had a big return to form by beating Tanunda by 10 sets.
Mick Matters and Chris Dunnicliff won a 9-8 thriller over Peter Griel and Glenn Edwards.
However, it wasn’t all Kapunda’s way in the men’s rubbers.
Edwards and Matt Williams knocked off Dunnicliff and Harry Wuttke 7-6.
Trent Reilly also earned a win for Tanunda, beating Nick Wuttke 6-4.
In the ladies’ sets, it was a near perfect outing for Kapunda.
Julia Smith scored the sole win for Tanunda in the ladies’ rubbers 6-4 over Mandy Gerhardy.
Meanwhile, Sarah Johnson and Tab MacKenzie had good outings.
Johnson and MacKenzie overcame Madelene Beckmann and Amanda Reilly 9-7 in double’s actions.