Saints fi nish successful season in style

XAVIER Saints secured a second-consecutive division one premiership after defeating Nuriootpa by two sets in the Barossa, Light & Gawler combined tennis grand final on Saturday.

David Weekley had a perfect day for the Saints, winning his first doubles match with Jayden Ruediger 9-5.

Weekley then teamed with Damian McGee to win 6-1, before toppling Steven Schmidt 6-2 in singles.

Nuri may not have had the success in the doubles sets, but won three out of four in the singles contests.

Tim Grace knocked off Ruediger comfortably, 6-2, while Grant Daniel beat McGee in a thrilling 7-6 encounter.

Stefan Zimmermann was the final victor for Nuri in men’s singles action, beating Roger Buckby 7-5.

After finishing neck and neck in the men’s sets, the Saints snatched the win in the women’s rubbers.

Indi-Arna Morris and Talitha Holme were devastating in a 9-2 win over Kate Schmidt and Renee Davis.

Morris also teamed with Karen Fisher to beat Schmidt and Kim Seelander 7-5.

Nuri kept fighting through Seelander and Kylie Falkenberg, who beat Fisher and Jayne Polito 9-8.

Morris and Erin Efthymiou then secured singles wins to sew up the premiership for the Saints.

In division two, Willaston defeated Roseworthy by 13 games to claim the flag.

Lucas Baker and Paul Butterworth beat Trent Mewett and Nathan Rusul 6-2 for Willaston.

However, Baker fell to Mewett in singles 6-1.

Thomas Hopgood beat Andrew Styles 7-6 for Roseworthy, but it was one-sided results like Christina Lim’s 6-1 win over Stacey Weaver that secured the win for Willaston.


Jack Hudson


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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