A pair of thumping wins have helped to shape the Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Association table with only thee rounds left until finals.
Shepparton Lakers and Shepparton Bulls didn’t a drop a set on their way to massive wins against the competition’s lower-ranked opposition.
The Bulls drew level on six wins with league-leading Tatura, while the Lakers built a two-game buffer over Shepparton Hornets in the race for third.
The Bulls smashed bottom-side Numurkah at Shepparton Lawn, with the Warriors again unable to break through for a maiden win.
Luke Dixon led the way for the Bulls with an 8-7 win against Bruce Ferguson, with Jarrod Bingham, Eliza Long and Katie Ferguson all winning three sets each in the 8-64 to 0-31 result.
At the same venue, the Lakers made light work of Shepparton Hornets.
Olivia Quigley had the standout result with an 8-0 shutout of Jessica Dalton, Sam McKenzie-McHarg, Nick Gattuso and Ashlea Barker all performing well throughout the day.
In GM2A, the Shepparton Lions thumped Kialla Park 10-79 to 1-44 to lock down top spot on the table.
The Tatura Mudlarks capitalised on Park’s slip-up, moving within one point in the race for third with a 7-63 to 4-47 win against the Shepparton Giants.
Tatura will face Kialla in this Saturday’s action in a game that could well decide who finishes the season in third.
In the section’s final game, Shepparton Saints kept their finals chances alive triumphing 10-74 to 1-56 against Yarrawonga.
In GM2B play, Tongala stayed atop the ladder with a comfortable win against Dhurringile Blue, 8-74 to 3-40.
Numurkah comprehensively beat Echuca South 11-80 to 0-29 and Kyabram fell 2-36 to 9-75 against Rich River.