Tod Street resurgence

TOD Street is in the hunt for a top-four place after defeating Kapunda by six sets in Barossa, Light & Gawler combined division one tennis on Saturday.

The team’s men absolutely dominated their opponents, and didn’t drop a set all day.

Ben Dickson and Simon Wundersitz showed their superiority in a 9-0 victory, while Dickson also had a 6-0 triumph over Grant Prior in single’s action.

Jose Len also won 6-0. In the women’s sets, there were better results for Kapunda.

Tab MacKenzie and Sarah Johnson took out a thriller over Renata Heintze and Tahlia Kelly.

But the game of the afternoon was Brianna Done and Kelly’s nail-biting 9-8 victory over Helen Mickan and Johnson.

In single’s action, Kapunda was almost perfect.

Amy Turner provided the sole single’s victory for Tod Street – a 6-3 win over Mandy Gerhardy.

Still leading the charge

Xavier Saints made it eight wins in a row with a six-set victory over Vine Vale.

Despite commanding the men’s doubles sets, Vale couldn’t get near the Saints.

Damian McGee was the last man standing in a 7-6 win over Wade Dahlitz.

However, Rob Polito was relentless in his 6-0 victory over Lachlan Neldner.

The Vale had its best result through Wayne Noack, who overcame Francis Pellizzari 6-0.

In the women’s sets, the Saints were in complete control.

Despite Vanesa Lambert and Megan Samain earning a 9-8 win over Melanie Leeflang and Jayne Polito, the Saints won the remaining seven sets.

Polito was in control in single’s action, as she overcame Jodie Dahlitz 6-2.

Crucial win

Tanunda’s sensational form continued with a four-set win over South Lyndoch.

Tanunda was in control of the men’s doubles sets, and claimed a clean sweep.

Peter Griel and Justin Menzel took a 9-3 win over Alan Carmody and Dion Lowe.

However, Carmody got his revenge over Griel in single’s action, beating him 7-5.

In the women’s sets, it was a mixed bag of results.

Belinda Petersen and Lisa Manning combined for a 9-8 win over Sue Ruciack and Ellen Ingham.

Meanwhile, Mel Ruciack toppled Leanne Plowman 7-5 in single’s action.

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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