Mitch takes it to another level
By TONY POLACK
THE Saturday morning junior tennis competition was finally blessed with a day dominated by sunshine.
Everyone played although Division 1 was affected by sickness and the Tournament of Champions at Inverell.
Jarren Pfefferkorn filled in for Mitch Dunn who was at Inverell and gave those now playing competition a new level to aspire to.
He totally controlled the match winning both singles 8/0 and combined with Katie Goddard for a 6/2 doubles win.
Katie was also filling and played solid tennis to help their team to a 31/9 win. In the other match Kelly Armstrong and Joshua Crowley did not lose a set in their comfortable 29/11 win. Division 2 was also affected as some of their regular players had to fill in for Division 1.
Jessica Rix played a dominating roll to win both singles 7/1 and her doubles with Mitch Ide 6/2.
With Mitch also winning one singles 7/1 the opposition were in for a bad morning being on the wrong end of a 31/9 scoreline.
The other match was much closer with it being all tied ap at 16 all with only one singles to go.
However, Chris Waites came out firing on all cylinders to totally white-wash his opponent 8/0 and turn a close game into a comfortable 24/16 win.
Both matches in Division 3 were more competitive.
Kim Meurs and Jake Demery each won a singles and lost one to make their match all even with the doubles to go.
They then combined that much better to win 6/2 and record a 22/18 win.
Drew Hayman was the difference in the other match.
He won one singles 8/0 and his other singles and doubles 5/3 to help his team Prince to a 27/13 win.
Division 3 had the closest competition of the morning with no more than four games separating either team in both matches.
Ryan Vibe has continued his good form from last term winning both his singles 7/1 and 6/2.
His team was up by two games with only the doubles to go.
He then teamed with Jessica Williams to win that set 5/3 and help his team Mauresmo to a four game win.
Brice Purton proved the difference in the other match winning both his singles 7/1 and 5/3.
This was enough to put them enough in front to finish ahead by four games as well.
In Division 5 Hannah Murray won her two singles 7/1 and 5/3 and then cobined with Hannah Waites to win the doubles 7/1.
This was enough to enable her team to win 27/13.
The other match was much closer.
After four sets the Newcmbe team of Natalie Derrick and Brooke Lusted were up by two games 17/15.
However, Jessica Murray was not about to lie dowm.
She turned the whole match on its head by winning that last set 6/2 and putting her team Rosewall ahead 21/19 to score the closest of wins.
Next weekend all players should be back on deck in all divisions.
Thus with continued good weather we should see closer matches in all grades.