NURIOOTPA has secured a top-two finish after defeating Tod Street by one game in a nail-biting Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis clash on Saturday.
It was difficult to split the clubs, with Tod Street winning the men’s rubbers 6-2 and Nuriootpa countering that with a 6-2 victory in the women’s rubbers.
Ken Hodges and Matthew Jones teamed for Nuri’s sole doubles win – a 9-4 victory over Jose and Joshua Len.
Joshua Len suffered a single’s defeat as well, going down to Stefan Zimmermann 3-6.
In the ladies’ sets, Nuri dominated the doubles proceedings, underlined by Kim Seelander and Kylie Falkenberg’s 9-3 success over Brianna Done and Tahlia Kelly.
However, Kelly did get a victory in single’s action, defeating Natalie Hooper 6-1.
Tod Street now has to defeat the unbeaten Xavier Saints and bottom-half club South-Lyndoch to have a chance of sneaking into the top four.
Kapunda brought South-Lyndoch back to Earth with a thumping 14-set win.
Edward Liebelt and Alan Carmody secured a doubles win for South-Lyndoch – 9-6 over Tom Christley and Mick Matters – but that was the only highlight for the sixth-placed side.
Tom Christley and Harry Wuttke were dominant in a 6-1 victory over Liebelt and Robert Janssen.
In single’s action, Matters and Wuttke both earned 6-4 wins over Janssen and Toby Griffiths, respectively.
The Kapunda ladies continued the domination, and didn’t drop a set.
Karen Daniel was the star for Kapunda, winning her doubles contest alongside Sarah Johnson, and singles match 6-0.
Tanunda is one win away from securing a finals berth after defeating bottom side Vine Vale by 14 sets.
The Tanunda men went through the day undefeated, and Trent Reilly and Matt Williams stood out.
The duo secured a 9-3 win in their doubles match, and 6-0 victories in their singles contests.
In the ladies’ rubbers, Vine Vale secured a thrilling result through Vanesa Lambert and Megan Samain – 9-8 over Julia Smith and Leanne Plowman.
Unfortunately for Smith, she also suffered another defeat teamed with Amanda Reilly, going down 0-6 to Samain and Sharee Richardson.
However, she got a win in single’s action – 6-1 over Samain.
Plowman delivered the pick of the results in the single’s rubbers for Tanunda, beating Richardson 6-0.