Tanunda on a roll

TANUNDA has won its second game in a row, defeating Vine Vale by four sets in Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis on Friday night.
Tanunda enjoyed a clean sweep in the men’s sets, and only conceded 12 games in a stellar all-round effort.
Trent Reilly and Glenn Edwards highlighted the dominance with a
9-0 win over Wayne Noack and Jason Kirk.
Steven Standish and Nathan Absolom got the closest to victory
for the Vale, going down 4-9 to Peter Griel and Justin Menzel.
The singles sets were one-sided, as Griel, Menzel and Reilly all took out 6-1 wins.
It was a completely different story in the ladies’ sets, however the contests were more thrilling, underlined by the Vale’s Vanesa Lambert and Megan Samain’s 9-7 win over Julia Smith and Anne Crouch.
Crouch and Jen Verhees made it impossible for the Vale to get
the premiership points by toppling Jodie Dahlitz and Sharee Richardson 6-2.
Nuri defeated Tod Street overcame Nuriootpa by two sets on Saturday afternoon.
Tod Street’s men were sensational, dropping just two sets out of a possible eight.
Ben Dickson was at his damaging best, beating Tim Grace 6-0.
Jose Len was also formidable, making short work of Chris Hooper
by the same margin.
Grant Daniel took out the only singles’ men match for Nuri by
overcoming Zeke Mumford 6-1.
Yet, the Nuri ladies did their best to swing the result in their favour.
A major highlight was Kimberley Seelander and Natalie Hooper’s 9-8 victory over Brianna Done and Breanna Low.
However, Tod Street also had its stand outs in the ladies matches, with Amy Turner and Renata Heintze taking a 9-4 win over Kate Schmidt and Renee Davis.
Fighting effort South Lyndoch made Kapunda work for its sets but, ultimately, went down by six sets.
Robert Janssen and Alan Carmody inflicted a 9-6 defeat on Mick
Matters and Chris Dunnicliff.
However, Dunnicliff got a doubles win in the reverse rubber,
teaming with Harry Wuttke to beat Toby Griffiths and Simon Shillabeer 7-6.
On the other hand, the Kapunda ladies dominated.
Meanwhile, Tab MacKenzie and Sarah Johnson had a field day against Naomi Griffiths and Sue Ruciack, defeating the pair 9-0.
MacKenzie then took another clean sweep over Griffiths in singles action, 6-0.

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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