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Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Association wrap - round seven

By Tyler Maher

Rich River Rebels snuck home in Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Association top tier action on Saturday, defeating the Shepparton Lakers by just two games.

Luke Dixon, Sam McKenzie-McHarg and Luke Turcato were the players involved in the four set wins for the Lakers, but the Rebels were able to get the better of most of proceedings.

In racking up 6-57 to 4-55 the home side was victorious, with Andrew and Isabella Crossman and Leanne and Regan More tasting set success across the match.

Josh Bavich also worked hard to help deliver the Rebels their first win of the campaign.

The Shepparton Hornets were able to post a large victory against Echuca-Rochester in the GM1 division, taking out the contest 9-79 to 1-25.

Philippa Bush and Roxanne Dicketts battled hard to give the home side its only rubber win with an 8-7 result in the women's doubles, with Matt Carroll, Kyle Andrews and Nick Gattuso going undefeated across the afternoon for the Hornets.

Numurkah remains in second spot on the table thanks to a 7-67 to 3-42 result against the Shepparton Bulls.

The Warriors were given the upper hand in the clash thanks to the likes of Helene Steward, Lisa Niglia and Nick Fenaughty, while James Curtis-McDonald and Harry Crilly won their men's singles rubbers before combining for a men's doubles win as well for the Bulls.

The GM2 division action was underpinned by a mammoth showing from the Shepparton Lions, flexing their collective muscle superbly in a 11-80 to 0-23 sweep of Yarrawonga.

Tanner Hunter, Nathan Mitchell, Esma Corbic, Katie Christopher, Tyson Coombes and Viv New could do no wrong for the Lions.

Stanhope-Mooroopna, Nathalia and the Numurkah Raiders were also among the winners for the round in the grade.

The GM3 east competition delivered a thrilling fixture between the Tatura Chargers and Nathalia.

Both outfits finished with 73 games for the day, with the former edging out the latter eight sets to five.

The Cobram Cobras and Numurkah Penguins also snared victory on Saturday.

In GM3 west matches Kyabram, Rochester and Lockington-Bamawm United all claimed success, as did the Kyabram Redbacks, Dhurringile, Tongala, Mooroopna and Numurkah Ravens in the GM3 open division.