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Kialla Park shows its strength as it takes care of Cats Blue

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February 06, 2018

Ellie Mifka was in winning for ladder leader Kialla Park against Mooroopna Cats on Saturday.

Ladder-leader Kialla Park showed exactly how good it could be in a quality 6-42 to 2-26 win against Mooroopna Cats Blue in Saturday’s Shepparton Junior Tennis Association play.

Park took three of the four singles encounters between the sides with Sophie Smith, Robbie Mifka and Ellie Mifka delivering wins, while Cooper Marshall came up trumps for Mooroopna with a 6-1 win against Josh Dillon.

Smith teamed up with each of the Mifkas to win a doubles match, completing a 3-0 clean sweep.

Kialla is now 8-2 for the season and sitting pretty with a two-game buffer back to second-ranked Shepparton Lawn Purple.

Purple pulled off a hard-earned win against Mooroopna Cats White, 5-37 to 3-29, to win for the sixth time this season.

Shepparton won three of the four doubles matches but split the singles, Oscar and Harry Crilly winning by big margins for Mooroopna to cut back the deficit.

Luke Turcato and Daniel Dalton won 6-0 in their doubles clash with Joshua Mazzucco and Aidan Basile to give the side some breathing room.

White is now third on the ladder with a six-point gap back to Mooroopna Cats Blue.

And Shepparton Lawn Pink kept its chances of breaking into the top four alive with a 10-game win against Shepparton Lawn Blue.

Tom Ferguson spearheaded the win and looked dominant in the process; he won doubles matches with Tanner Madigan (6-2) and Emily Turcato (6-1) and beat Noah Dunham 6-2 in singles play.

●In Doubles Two action, McEwen Reserve and Shepparton Lawn Pink played out a thrilling contest.

Both teams finished with 24 games, but McEwen Reserve took the points with a four sets to two advantage.

Sophie Ahmet starred for Reserve winning a doubles match with Sam Oguntade, Liam Caiafa and Ava Ahmet.

But Zoe Hamilton and Emily Kealey won their set together 6-0 and Kealey won 6-0 again with Annabelle Ackland to tie the scores up.

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