Kapunda rains on Vale’s parade

KAPUNDA dampened Vine Vale’s return to Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis with a 10-set victory on Saturday.
The team was dominant in the men’s doubles and singles, and scored a clean sheet of wins.
Tom Christley and Mick Matters were unstoppable in their first rubber and notched a 9-1 win.
Meanwhile, Nick and Harry Wuttke took out a thrilling 9-8 win.
Harry was again made to work for the result in his single’s rubber, prevailing 7-5.
Vine Vale won its sets in the women’s rubbers, with wins over Kylie Wendt and Mandy Gerhardy.
Tab MacKenzie was the only Kapunda player to take three wins from three outings in the women’s rubbers.
Meanwhile, Nuriootpa got its first victory of the season after smashing South Lyndoch by 12 sets.
Tim Grace and Stephen Schmidt secured a 9-0 win over Edward Liebelt and Dion Lowe, while Trav Schiller and Chris Hooper combined for a 9-4 victory over Toby Griffiths and Simon Shillabeer.
Liebelt got his victory in singles competition by defeating Tim Grace 6-0.
South Lyndoch’s second rubber win came via Sallyanne Lowe and Naomi Griffiths, who had a 9-8 win over Natalie Hooper and Breanna Fay.
Lastly, Xavier Saints had a nail-biting onegame over Tod Street.
Tod Street dominated the men’s rubbers, but the Saints got the results in the women’s matches.
Ben Dickson and Jose Len battled hard against Jayden Ruediger and Damian McGee to win 9-8.
McGee, with Sam Walton, notched the Saints’ sole victory in the men’s rubbers, defeating Simon Wundersitz and Jose Len 6-2.
In the women’s, Indi-Arna Morris and Talitha Holme dominated Amy Turner and Brianna Done for a 9-2 win.
Holme again had the best of Done as she defeated her 6-0.
Renata Heintze scored the only victory in the women’s rubbers for Tod Street, as she defeated Carolyn Thorne 6-2.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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