Saints extend unbeaten run

XAVIER Saints extended its undefeated streak to nine in a row after beating South Lyndoch by 14 sets on Friday night.

South Lyndoch’s men fought valiantly, and claimed a set in the process.

Robert Janssen and Toby Griffiths combined for a 6-3 victory over Jayden Ruediger and Sam Walton.

Janssen and Alan Carmody also came close to another win, but fell short in a 9-7 result against Ruediger and David Weekley.

The Saints looked dominant as Rob Polito and Ruediger defeating Griffiths and Janssen, respectively.

In the ladies’ sets, it was more of the same from the Saints.

South Lyndoch lost three sets through forfeits, but that didn’t stop the domination from Indi-arna Morris and Karen Fisher, who beat Sallyanne Lowe and Naomi Griffiths 6-0.

Reality check Tanunda came crashing back down to Earth following an eight-set loss to Nuriootpa. Despite Peter Griel and Daniel Bergen taking out a thrilling 9-8 win over Tim Grace and Stephen Schmidt, it was all one-way traffic from there.

Schmidt and Grant Daniel teamed for a 6-2 win over Matt Williams and Glenn Edwards, however Trent Reilly provided a rare highlight for Tanunda, beating Daniel 6-0.

For the ladies, Kate Schmidt and Renee Davis were on fire as they beat Julia Smith and Leanne Plowman 9-1.

Schmidt was again successful in the reverse doubles alongside Kimberley Seelander, beating Smith and Madelene Beckmann 6-1.

For Tanunda, Amanda Reilly secured a singles set with a 6-4 win over Natalie Seelander.

Easy street In the final game of the round, Tod Street secured an eight-set win over bottom half side Vine Vale.

Ben Dickson and Simon Wundersitz kicked off their day with a thumping 9-0 win over Steve Standish and Nathan Absolom.

Meanwhile, Jason Kirk and Wayne Noack took out a thrilling victory over Herb Neumeister and Bryan Dickson to give Vine Vale a set.

However, Wundersitz and Neumeister enjoyed 6-0 wins over Absolom and Lachlan Neldner, respectively.

In the ladies’ doubles, the two sides couldn’t be split.

Amy Turner and Renata Heintze toppled Megan Samain and Jodie Dahlitz for a win for Tod Street.

Brianna Done and Tahlia Kelly then lost 5-9 to Sharee Richardson and Jennifer Noack.

 

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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