Junior tennis goes ahead despite overnight downpour

SATURDAY morning junior tennis competition last weekend had a bit of a scare on Friday night with a huge downfall.

However, blue sky and a little mopping of courts on Saturday meant that all divisions played.

In Division 5 one of the matches was extremely close.

James Jeffs got his team off to a great start with a 7/1 singles win.

As it turned out this first set was the deciding factor in the match. James followed this up with a win in his second singles.

Patrick Duffey and Brooke Listed fought back to win both their other singles.

Their was only four games in it with the last doubles to go.

James combined with Toby Newell to fight out a 4/4 draw which meant they won the match 22/18.

The other match saw James McMaster and Adrian Purton win comfortably 25/15.

Hannah Murray did well for the losing team winning one singles 6/2 and drawing the other one.

Both matches in Division 4 were lopsided affairs due to various mixups.

In the one complete match Nick Brazel and Lucy Mudge won four of their five sets 7/1 to record an easy 31/9 victory.

One match in Division 3 was fairly clear cut.

Tom Bishop showed that he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in this division by winning both singles 8/0 and 6/2. His team had an easy 25/15 win.

The other one was a nail biter.

Georgia Smyth and Georgi Grebert were up by four games with a set to go after each had on a singles.

However, in the last set Elise Simmons produced some great tennis to win 6/2 and gain a drawer for her team.

Yulina Degans put her hand up in Division 2 for the second week in a row by winning both singles 5/3 and 6/2.

In the end this was enough to give her team a 22/18 win.

The other match was very close.

Their was only one set which helped decide the match and that was one of Peter Young's singles.

His 7/1 win was vastly different to every other set which were all close.

Thus that difference could not be made up and his team won 23/17.

Joshua Crowley played excellent tennis in Division 1 to win both his singles 7/1.

These two sets gave his team a lead which proved impossible for the opposition to peg back.

His team eventually won 23/17.

The other match saw Bronson Wyke and Kelly Armstrong win two of their singles 7/1 and combine to win the last doubles 8/0 to record an easy 29/11 win.

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