Looking to return serve

November 25, 2016

St Brendan’s have a point to prove in tomorrow’s action in the Shepparton District Tennis Association.

The Saints received a hiding from Tallygaroopna last week as the Redlegs absolutely dominated in a battle between the competition’s top two sides.

But tomorrow St Brendan’s have the perfect chance to gain some confidence when they travel to Kialla Park.

Kialla has not had an ideal start to the season, but showed competitive signs against Central Park last week.

But while Kialla lost by just two games, it could only manage three sets with the side keen to lock away close contests in this week’s encounter.

After a lean weekend for Xavier McBain and Paul Howard, they will thrive on a contest against Scott Durling and James Evans.

Durling and Evans will provide some tough competition, but the St Brendan’s men should still be able to take honours in their individual sets, as well as celebrate an overall team victory.

Tonight’s match under lights will take place at Shepparton High School as Old Students host McEwen Reserve Gold in a blockbuster game.

Both sides are in impressive form with a winner hard to pick, although Gold may sneak over the line with Tim Comer and Tom Jeffery putting in some outstanding performances.

The pair has showed a long set does not faze them, and they will need that determination when coming up against the fitness of Old Students’ Jake Sprunt and Michael Telford.

McEwen Reserve Gold will be looking to gain the edge through Lyn Gibbs and Kathleen Dawes in women’s competition.

A win for Shepparton North against Central Park will guarantee the team moves up a position as the sides find some good form as the season nears the midway point.

A close loss to the Students has the team backing itself in for a win tomorrow.

Given St Brendan’s could not come close to Tallygaroopna, it is a tough ask for McEwen Green to cause some damage.

Sitting on the bottom of the ladder, Green’s scenario is only likely to worsen after the Redlegs are finished with them.

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