SDTA wrap

By Liam Nash

Shepparton District Tennis Association served up some scintillating action on Saturday, as McEwen Reserve White toppled Karramomus 6-47 to 3-31 in a carbon copy of the side’s round one meeting.

With nothing separating the two after six rubbers, White’s temperament during the final stages of the afternoon helped it pick up a trio of winning ties and end all hope for Karramomus in its bid for a second win.

Standing out for the victors was talisman Geoff Akers, who combined with Samantha Exell in a 6-3 doubles triumph to help his side pull ahead, after keeping White in the running earlier on with some stunning play.

Elsewhere, title contenders McEwen Reserve Opal remain in hot pursuit of ladder leader Shepparton North after proving too good for St Brendan's at home.

North’s Jacinta Harrington and Andrea Ford pegged back a tie to square the ledger at one rubber apiece, but the remaining seven belonged to Opal as Heather Thomson, Tim Comer and Ben Ladson displayed unrivalled finesse to see off any challenge the visitors posed.

Hosting Lemnos, Central Park put on a home court clinic to record a 7-50 to 2-27 win.

In a side oozing with class, Scott Durling and Janelle Pottenger’s 6-0 whitewash of Willem Kop and Bridget Jeffery was the cherry on top of a sickly-sweet performance from Central Park, who has leapfrogged Old Students into third spot following the victory.

Meanwhile, Shepparton North remains in pole position, picking up an easy four points after a default win against Old Students.

In the lower division, Karramomus outmuscled Murchison on its own backyard, while Old Students powered past Shepparton North Gold 6-49 to 3-38.

Shepparton North Red and St Andrews revelled in success after big wins against Undera Maroon and White, McEwen Reserve Green breezed through its encounter with Central Park, while counterparts McEwen Reserve Blue fell to Bunbartha.