Xavier Saints remain undefeated

XAVIER Saints made it 10 wins from 10 after it defeated Kapunda by six sets in Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis on Friday night.
The Saints were challenged in the men’s sets, as Tom Christley and Mick Matters took out a thrilling win for Kapunda – beating Jayden Ruediger and David Weekley 9-8.
However, Damian McGee and Sam Walton returned the favour with a 9-8 win over Chris Dunnicliff and Harry Wuttke.
The thrillers kept coming as Ruediger and Walton overcame Christley and Dunnicliff, 7-6.
The biggest difference came in the second men’s reverse doubles set, which Weekley and McGee won 7-5 over Matters and Wuttke.
Wuttke provided Kapunda’s biggest highlight in the singles sets, overcoming Walton 6-3.
However, Weekley and McGee also posted wins for the Saints – 7-5 and 7-6, respectively.
As they have done all season, the Saints’ ladies dominated proceedings and secured the premiership points.
Indi-arna Morris and Talitha Holme earned a 9-6 win, while Karen Fisher and Erin Efthymiou enjoyed a 9-7 victory.
In singles action, Mandy Gerhardy took home a 6-4 result over Holme for Kapunda.
Tanunda, meanwhile, returned to winning ways with a four-set victory over Tod Street.
The Tod Street men were in sensational form in their sets, underlined by Ben Dickson and Simon Wundersitz’s 9-8 win over Peter Griel and Daniel Bergen.
Glenn Edwards and Matt Williams cancelled out that result with a 9-8 win of their own over Peter Rogge and Herb Neumeister.
Rogge and Wundersitz also took home singles wins for Tod Street.
However, the Tanunda women were in almost perfect form, winning seven of eight sets.
Leanne Plowman and Julia Smith took out a 9-3 win over Renata Heintze and Brianna Done.
Plowman was also successful in singles action, overcoming Brianna Done 6-0.
Renata Heintze took home the only single’s women’s victory for Tod Street in a 6-1 victory over Julia Smith.

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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