Unbeaten streak extended

XAVIER Saints defeated Tanunda by two sets over the weekend to extend its undefeated streak in the Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis competition to 12 games.

Aside from one slip up, Tanunda’s men dominated the doubles sets.

Glenn Edwards and Trent Reilly defeated Roger Buckby and Sam Walton 9-7, while the reverse doubles sets both ended 6-2 in favour of Tanunda.

However, David Weekley and Damian McGee enjoyed a 9-0 result over Peter Griel and Justin Menzel.

The sides couldn’t be split in single’s action, with Buckby’s 6-0 win over Edwards being the big win of the day for the Saints.

Xavier’s women took command of the fixture, led by unbeaten duo Jayne Polito and Karen Fisher.

Polito and Fisher combined for a 9-0 victory in their doubles match, and the former also won her singles clash 6-0 over Tammie Menzel.

Breathing space
Nuriootpa is now three games clear in second spot after defeating Kapunda by six sets.

Nuri’s men were flawless in their doubles rubbers, underlined by Ken Hodges and Grant Daniel’s 9-0 victory over Chris Dunnicliff and Harry Wuttke.

Tim Grace and Hodges also took out a 7-5 thriller over Tom Christley and Dunnicliff.

In single’s action, it was a different story as the sides couldn’t be split.

Christley toppled Grace 6-0 and Mick Matters won 6-1 over Stephen Schmidt.

In the ladies sets, the Kapunda women were unable to take control of the fixture.

Renee Davis was the only Nuri woman to finish unbeaten, while Kate Schmidt was also serviceable in a 6-0 singles win over Tab MacKenzie.


South Lyndoch has moved off the bottom of the table after earning its second- consecutive win, defeating Vine Vale by four sets.

Alan Carmody was unbeaten in his double’s rubbers, winning 9-5 and 6-2.

Dion Lowe and Lachlan Neldner played out a nail-biter, with the former winning 7-6.

However, Wayne Noack was in dynamite form for the Vale men, and was successful in all three of his sets.

Sharee Richardson and Jennifer Noack won a 9-8 thriller over Naomi Griffiths and Sue Ruciack for the Vale, but it was still South Lyndoch’s day.

Vanessa Kirby and Sallyanne Lowe both finished the day unbeaten – Kirby only dropped two games across her three rubbers.

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.