Nuri retains top-two position

NURIOOTPA held on to its top-two status after toppling Tod Street by six sets in Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis on Saturday.
Tod Street’s men reigned supreme, winning five of a possible eight sets.
Simon Wundersitz was in form, and was unbeaten all day.
Jose Len also did his part, and took a thrilling 7-5 win over Stephen Schmidt.
Despite Tod Street’s success in the men’s sets, the ladies’ contests were a different story.
The Nuri ladies dominated the Tod Street women with ease, and failed to drop a set.
Renee Davis was in particularly good form as she defeated Tahlia Kelly 6-0.
Davis also had a solid doubles result when teamed with Kimberley Seelander, overcoming Kelly and Breanna Low 7-5.
However, Amy Turner came closest to a win for Tod Street but, ultimately, went down 7-6 to Kate Schmidt.
Stellar performance
Kapunda showed what it is truly capable of in a 16-set domination of South Lyndoch.
Tom Christley and Chris Dunnicliff enjoyed a 6-0 win over Edward Liebelt and Dion Lowe.
Alan Carmody and Simon Shillabeer came the closest to a win for South Lyndoch, in a 4-6 loss to Mick Matters and Harry Wuttke.
In the ladies’ sets, there was no mercy shown by Kapunda’s stars.
Mandy Gerhardy and Georgie Rowett each had 6-0 wins over Sallyanne Lowe and Naomi Griffiths, respectively.
Meanwhile in doubles action, Gerhardy and Rowett defeated Lowe and Griffiths 9-3.
Lowe and Sue Ruciack had the best result for South Lyndoch, which was still a 3-6 loss to Gerhardy and Tab MacKenzie.
Climbing the ranks
Tanunda’s remarkable rise up the division one table continued after it defeated Vine Vale by eight sets.
Despite Steve Standish and Nathan Absolom taking out a thrilling 9-8 win over Pete Griel and Glenn Edwards, it was all downhill for the Vale from there.
Glenn Edwards and Daniel Bergen took a 6-0 win for Tanunda in doubles action and never looked back.
Griel got his revenge on Standish 7-6 in singles competition.
The Vale ladies had more luck than the men, particularly Megan Samain who was undefeated for the afternoon.
Leanne Plowman was unable to get the best of her in three sets.
However, it was a good day for Anne Crouch, who was unbeaten for Tanunda.

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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