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Photos | GMLTA round five results

By Aydin Payne

After five Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Tennis Association rounds, the Shepparton Hornets remain in equal first position on the GM1 ladder.

The Hornets were too strong for the Rich River Rebels on Saturday, prevailing 7-63 to 3-57 at the Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club.

James Curtis-McDonald's 8-1 set victory against Deagan Tomkins was the perfect start for the Hornets, but teammate Matt Carroll was unable to back up that performance, going down to Josh Bavich 8-2.

But the Hornets’ Luke Turcato wrestled momentum back in the third set, winning 8-5 against Regan Moore.

That started a five-set winning streak for the victors, with Giselle Andrew (8-6) and Hope Curtis-McDonald (8-6) winning their single matches.

Meanwhile, the Numurkah Warriors remain atop of the ladder after a resounding 9-75 to 1-39 victory against Echuca-Rochester.

And the Shepparton Lakers clinched a 7-70 to 3-50 win against the Shepparton Bulls.

● At GM2 level, the Shepparton Giants saluted against the Mooroopna Jets in thrilling fashion, claiming one more set to take the honours 6-58 to 5-58.

With scores locked five sets apiece, the match went down to the final rubber and Giants pair Oscar and Harry Crilly saluted 8-2 to clinch victory for their side.

Rounding out the GM2 results, the Shepparton Saints defeated Stanhope-Mooroopna (8-72 to 3-52), the Cobram Crocs powered past Yarrawonga (7-72 to 4-52) and the Numurkah Raiders were too strong for the Shepparton Pelicans (7-65 to 4-55).

Meanwhile, Kialla Park was left stunned following Nathalia's dominant 11-80 to 0-25 victory.

Elsewhere, the Tatura Chargers thrashed Kyabram 12-95 to 1-44 in their GM3 East encounter.

Nathalia tightened its grip on the competition with a 9-83 to 5-62 win against Shepparton Coyotes, while the Numurkah Penguins defeated Cobram Cobras 8-84 to 5-71.

Lastly, Kialla Park's 6-63 to 4-55 win against the Kyabram Bombers keeps them locked in the top spot on the GM3 Open ladder.

Park's Shaun Morris (6-4) and Lucas Kennedy (6-4) were emphatic in their respective singles rubbers, while teammates Tegan Nicholson and Oscar Schulz were the standouts with an 8-0 win.

Tatura Toranas were too strong for Tongala in their GM3 West match, running out 10-92 to 3-50 winners.