Juniors net another big day

ANOTHER great tennis day on Saturday with close results.

Division 1 had three great matches.

Mat Allan and Mitch Dunn played what will probably be a prelude to the final and it was as close as we expected.

Mat won the first set 6/2, however, Mitch reduced his unforced errors and came back well in the second to win it 6/4.

The scene was set for a tussle in the third with Mat getting the upper hand in the latter stages to win 6/3.

Michael Brooks and Jason Robson had three very close sets and Jason made less errors than Michael to win 6/3, 6/4, 6/5.

Kayla Freeman continued to improve in her win over Andrew Minotti, 6/4, 5/6. 6/2.

Division 2 is becoming the most evenly matched teams in the whole competition.

Duncan Brown and Adam Simmons each managed to win a singles 7/1 and 6/2 respectively to put their team far enough ahead to record a win.

However the result was made much closer by Conlan Brehaut winning both his singles for the opposition 6/2 and 5/3, for an end result of 23/17.

Jake Demery/Ryan Vibe and James Brown/Danielle Polack were all square after three sets.

With the last two singles being played at the same time the excitement was building.

Jake was up in his singles and James was up in his.

In the end both players won their respective sets 6/2 and the match was a draw.

Division 3 also had one close game.

Mat Beckett and Natalie Dierick got off to a flyer winning the first doubles set 7/1.

Mat then backed this up with a 6/2 singles win to put them 10 games up.

However, Braiden Dickens and Brooke Lusted never gave up and each won a singles 6/2 and 7/1 to catch up the leeway and force a 20/20 draw.

In the other match Cameron Ross and Jessica Downey played good consistent tennis to win all but one of their sets for a 28/12 victory.

Dominic Gough and Mat Thompson combined well in Division 4 to record a good 24/16 win after each won a singles and drew one 4/4 and won doubles 5/3.

Abbie Jacobs and Justin Brown got off to a good start winning the first two singles sets 5/3.

These sets featured long rallies and were hard work, so the scene was set for a battle and that is exactly what Cameron Bone and Fiona Whalan gave them.

They recovered well to win the next two singles 5/3 and 6/2, meaning the match was dependant on the last doubles set.

The momentum had swung and Cameron and Fiona won 5/3 and the match 22/18.

Division 5 had one lopsided set where Natalie Purton and Sophie Eichman dominated.

They did not lose a set in winning 31/9 and if they continue to improve through the term they are going to be tough in the final series.

In the other match Brendan Floyd was the difference when he won a singles 8/0 and the other 5/3.

This was countered by Jaiden Smith when he won 8/0 for the opposition, however, it was not enough to bridge the gap and they lost 22/18.

All players keep in mind that the junior association is holding a fun day for both parents and their children on Sunday, December 7, starting at 2.30pm.

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