McEwen Reserve White defeat St Brendan’s in Shepparton District Tennis Association action

By Lauren Bordin

McEwen Reserve received its wish of a white Christmas, prevailing against St Brendan’s in the final Shepparton District Tennis Association round before the break.

McEwen Reserve White aced its men’s doubles matches, winning all three in similar circumstances.

Ayden Graham, Brett Collins and Murray Akers combined to record 6-3 wins in each of the sets to help their side on its way to a 7-43 to 2-32 triumph.

Competition was more tense in the women’s doubles after Cathy Kielty and Tess Smith blitzed their set without conceding a game.

But Deb Hosie and Kathleen Davies did a fantastic job in their encounter to draw back the margin the way of White.

With two of the three mixed doubles going the way of White, the win solidified the side’s position in the top four.

Lemnos clinched a narrow victory against Central Park as men’s doubles led the way to a 5-42 to 4-39 triumph.

Peter Jeffery, Will Kop and Craig Exton were successful in every combination and built a 12-game buffer in their encounters.

But Central Park’s Andrea Graham and Janelle and Elizabeth Pottenger yet again had their opposition covered and racked up all three sets in women’s doubles.

With much resting on the mixed doubles, Lemnos clinched two sets to secure victory.

Old Students remain undefeated heading into the break, comprehensive winners in their 7-49 to 2-30 success against McEwen Reserve Opal.

Opal wrestled a set in each of the men’s and women’s doubles, while the Students were sensational in the mixed doubles and secured all three sets.

Shepparton North breezed past Karramomus, letting slip just one set on its way to a 8-52 to 1-29 win.

Helen Jackson, Georgie Moore and Kailee Densworth finished the year in superb fashion for the Northerners and proved a successful unit.

●A2-A3 division had St Andrew’s finish ahead of McEwen Reserve as Scott Lucas, Tony Shannon and Jim Surkett produced important performances.

In A4 competition, McEwen Reserve overcame Shepparton North 7-47 to 2-34 with John Kriesfeld and Lorenzo Rigoli prominent.