Welcome back is a tough one for Karra

January 12, 2018

Experience counts: Old Students star Aaron Plant will not be showing any signs of rust following the Christmas break.

It will be a difficult welcome back to competition tennis for Karramomus tomorrow.

The Shepparton District Tennis Association cellar-dwellers have never quite been able to get on a run this season.

But a match-up with competition leader McEwen Reserve will set them up for a competitive remainder of the summer.

Karra has had its moments in the top tier, at times gaining valuable sets against superior opposition.

But being unable to sustain the level of competitiveness against top-tier sides has made coming by a win arduous.

But hope can be drawn from the Old Students’ performance against McEwen Reserve prior to the break.

The Students comprehensively accounted for McEwen Reserve in a 6-41 to 3-28 victory to make a statement as they headed into Christmas.

Defeating the seemingly invincible is a knack the Old Students are known for, having toppled McEwen Reserve Gold to take home last season’s top tier premiership.

The Students rose from fourth to clinch the title and could again knock off anyone should they make the final.

Raelene Mundie, Tim Hunter and Aaron Plant will be in full force for the side as it meets Shepparton North.

Every ounce of effort will be needed if the Students are to defeat North, with Evan Cooknell’s side in fine form.

Just percentage has Shepparton North sitting in second spot behind McEwen Reserve as a balanced run home will have North well-positioned leading into finals.

There looks to be no clear winner in other pennant match of the round which takes place between Central Park and St Brendan’s.

While the Saints will enter the match warm favourites, the Parkers will back themselves particularly if Janelle and Elizabeth Pottenger are on form.

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