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Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis wrap

By Shepparton News

Numurkah Warriors completed a demolition of Rich River Rebels at home in round 11 of Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Association on Saturday.

Fans were treated to a classy Warriors display in GM1, as they cruised to a 7-62 to 1-30 win against the Rebels.

Standing out from the pack was Nick Fenaughty, making light work of his opponents in his three rubbers to keep the travelling side at the foot of the table.

The clash between Shepparton Vipers and Shepparton Hornets proved a closer affair, with the Vipers shutting the Hornets out towards the end of the day’s play in a 5-54 to 3-40 result.

The icing on the cake came in the form of an 8-1 drubbing by mixed doubles pair Sam McKenzie-McHarg and Katie Ferguson against Fergus Kearney and Darcy Curtis-McDonald in the last match of the afternoon.

A club derby between the Shepparton Lakers and Shepparton Bulls had the former overpower the Bulls 6-58 to 2-41, giving the victors a three-point margin on Rich River.

A masterclass from Olivia Quigley and Giselle Andrew helped orchestrate their side’s victory with an 8-4 win in the doubles, with both players winning their respective rubbers in the singles.

Tatura Cockroaches are sitting pretty on 95 points at the top of the table approaching the finals, with a bye not affecting their position.

In the GM2 mixed division, Nathalia came perilously close to toppling Yarrawonga Blue away from home, but was undone 6-67 to 5-59, while the Shepparton Giants bounced back from last week’s loss with a win against Shepparton Saints.

Numurkah Raiders tasted victory against Shepparton Lions, giving them some breathing room at the top, while Yarrawonga White was decimated 10-75 to 1-36 against the Tatura Beetles.

Echuca came away with a win in the GM2 open division, crushing Kialla Park 10-36 to 1-32.