Tanunda opens its account

TANUNDA scored its first win of the Barossa, Light & Gawler combined tennis division one season with a 10-set win over South Lyndoch on Saturday.

Tanunda took a clean sweep of the men’s doubles sets, highlighted by a thrilling 7-5 win by Daniel Bergen and Matt Williams over Toby Griffiths and Simon Shillabeer.

South Lyndoch hit back in the men’s singles, with Alan Carmody beating Peter Griel 6-3.

However, Tanunda was too dominant, and dropped just two of the ladies’ games.

Julia Smith and Madelene Beckmann defeated Sallyanne Lowe and Charlea Taylor 6-1 in a big win for Tanunda.

Meanwhile, Tod Street took out a thrilling two-set win over Kapunda.

It was a battle of the sexes, as Tod Street dominated the men’s sets, while Kapunda took control of the ladies’ sets.

Ben Dickson and Jose Len were made to work for their doubles win, defeating Tom Christley and Mick Matters 9-8.

Dickson was, again, involved in a thrilling contest as he and Haydn Leo beat Christley and Chris Dunnicliff 7-6.

Kapunda had just one slip up in the women’s rubbers, with Kylie Wendt and Tab MacKenzie falling to Amy Turner and Brianna Done 6-1.

McKenzie was in form in singles action, toppling Renata Heintze 6-0.

Lastly, Xavier Saints put Vine Vale to the sword, winning by 14 sets.

The Saints barely put a foot wrong, but had to work for their victories.

Jayden Ruediger and David Weekley teamed for a 9-6 win over Steven Standish and Wayne Noack.

The Vale earned its sole win through Vanesa Lambert and Megan Samain conquering Indi-arna Morris and Talitha Holme 9-7.

Both Morris and Holme then won their singles rubbers, beating Lambert and Samain, respectively.

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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