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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 20, 2013
The pressure was almost too much for the nighters in
their last minor round match although top positions were
fairly well set beforehand. There were quite a number
of fill ins so thankyou to those who played, especially at
the last minute. Scott McDonald, on a bye, filled in for
the Gators and helped them to a win over Pauline Hill’s
Newts, 5-33 to 1-15. Gator Don Veitch was quite happy
for Scott to play as he could then drop to second man, but
their opponents Paul McBride and Colin Mutton weren’t
too sure about that. Colin and Pauline did well winning
the Newts only set, a close 5-3 over Don and Tanya
Greenshields. Nice to see Newts Wally Treverton back in
action, but he must have been a bit rusty as he had a 2
or 3 all night against Jarred Thiele, who was in fine form.
The other Div 1 match was a thriller, with Cherie
Cmrlec’s Beavers scraping through to defeat Chris
Curnow’s Crocs in a big upset, by only just two games,
3-24 to 3-22. In fact, the Crocs were so accustomed to
winning, they had written their name on the scoresheet
as winners! Biggest Beaver, Andrew Lane, was quick
to grab the pen and amend the scoresheet. The two fill
ins were pitted against each other, young Jordan Taylor
who was playing for Marty Brice, and Helen Barry who
was playing for Joy Ryan, and these two had some great
rallies. Laney’s highlight was his win with Helen over
Jordan and Chris, in slick fashion, 7-1. Three other sets
were 5-3s and could have gone either way. Darren Scholz
and the old fox Gary Wilson, were like daddy long legs all
over the net, while Kirsty Williams and opponent Cherie
played their usual long rallies. It’s a pity the Beavers left
their winning run until the end, but they did well ending
up in third spot on the premiership table.
Bec Houston’s Div 2 Grubs defeated Diane Gregor’s
Gnats, 5-31 to 1-18 but sets were much closer than the
final score indicates. Three 5-3s and a tiebreaker were
played, with only the tie going the Gnats’ way. Diane and
Sam Vankleef were the heroes winning that tie over Wade
Hudson and Melinda Young. Gnats Glenda Shepherd
and opponent Bec, had a consistent 5-3 in every set.
Grubs Tina Taylor popped out for a hit, but her years of
experience on the tour was too much for opponent, and
relatively new tennis player, Sue Nicholson.
Cherie Cleary’s Slugs caused a big upset, defeating
Alice Parson’s Worms 4-29 to 2-21. The Slugs did well
winning both of the first two sets in marathon tiebreakers,
which caused great distress to the Worms. Alice gave the
team a pep talk which inspired Wazza McRostie to win
his next two, one each with Alice and Carolyn Mutton.
Ashleigh Williams was a late fill in and made sure her
first set tie with Viet Nguyen, wore out her opponent,
Fran Henderson. The tactic worked, but also worked
on team mate Viet! Kym Woodroofe has proven to be
a handy fill in for the Slugs, and he and Alice had some
excellent rallies. A great match everyone!
So the final this Thursday will be:
Court 1 and 2 Turtles vs Crocs, Court 3 and 4 Worms
vs Grubs, Court 5 and 6 Gators vs Newts, Court 6 and 7
Beavers vs Otters, Court 8 and 9 Gnats vs Slugs
Good luck to all teams, and remember presentations
and supper will follow after play, so please stay for a while.
Results from Saturday March 16.
Hilltown 10/104 lost to Clare Masters 14/107.
Ladies singles: K Kotwade def B McInerney 6-0, S
Johnson def J Smith 6-2, L Jacka lost to K Hartmann
3-6, M Weckert def L Nield 6-2, H Pretlove def S Pearse
6-1, K Nugent def L Hooper 6-3.
Mens singles: M Nugent lost to M West 3-6, B Johnson
def D Sweet 6-0, T Hawker def R Zweck 6-4, D Cook lost
to A Noak 4-6, D Brown lost to M Millard 4-6, J Brown
lost to G Nield 1-6.
Auburn 17/127 defeated Riverton 7/81.
Ladies singles: A Shepherd def S Noll 6-3, B Ey def
H Clark 6-1, M Wilsdon lost to L Griffiths 4-6, L Ross
def E Callery 6-3, K Allen def K Parkinson 6-0, K Slattery
def Sophie Griffiths 6-3.
Mens singles:C Slattery def B Mitchell 6-2, G Rob-
erts def G Linke 6-0, A Gallagher def S Griffiths 6-3, H
Dickson lost to R Noll 2-6, N Wilsdon lost to D Vater 5-7,
D Sandow lost to K Hart 2-6.
Clare Yellow 4/41 lost to Clare Blue 8/63.
Singles: Jake Slade lost to Todd Slade 1-6, Ben
Pearse def Josh Slade 6-2, Amelia McLean lost to Lau-
ren McInerney 0-6, Joel Sanders def Courtney Hooper
6-2, Jess Longbottom lost to Caitlin Bennie 0-6, Zack
Longbottom def Kristen Coles 7-6, Lydia Sanders def
Travis Kuchel 7-5, Laura Purvis lost to Robyn Coles 3-6.
Clare Green 7/61 defeated Clare Red 5-46.
Singles: Tyler Nield lost to George Pretlove 4-6, Josh
Smith def T Hooper 6-2, Grace Jacka def Chloe Cook
6-1, Zoe Boylan def Will Price 6-1, Bree Nield def Jesse
Dent 7-5, Bridgette Smith def Jemma Cook 6-1, Emily
Jaeschke lost to Ella Cornwell 6-7, Ebony Boylan lost
to Max Price 1-6 .
Clare Blue will play Clare Green in the junior grand
final at Clare on Saturday morning.
Clare Young Guns will play Clare Masters in the A
grade final on Saturday.
Auburn will play Mintaro in the B grade grand final
at Clare on Saturday.
THE Lower North
Junior Tennis Associa-
tion Division One and
Two grand finals were
held on Saturday morn-
ing, at Mallala.
A large crowd was
present to watch some
great tennis. Thanks
were extended to
Mallala Tennis Club for
hosting finals and keep-
ing everyone fed and
watered. In Division
One, Mallala White
defeated Two Wells 4
sets 28 games to 2 sets
and life member, Bill
Roney, presented the
shield to the Mallala
Two Wells Red
defeated Owen White 4
sets 25 games to 2 sets
28 games in the Divi-
sion Two grand final.
The Division Two
shield was kindly
donated by asso-
ciation life member, Di
Meaney, who presented
the shield to Two Wells
Thanks were given
to Kathy Harkness for
her work as secretary
this year and also to
Bill Roney as our ever-
DIVISION 1: Mallala
White 4-28 d. Two Wells
2-22 Doubles Graham/
Jarmyn lost to Takaji/
Gameau 4-6 Wilson/Par-
LOWER North Junior Tennis Association Division One premiers, Mallala
White – from left: Edward Parsons, Trent Graham, Laura Jarmyn and
KAITLYN Lloyd serves for Owen in the Division
Two grand final.
LOWER North Junior Tennis Association Division Two premiers, Two
Wells Red – back from left: Jake Foubister, life members Bill Roney and
Di Meaney, Jack Tapscott. Front: Chelsea Foubister and Caitlin Musolino.
BLYTH Tennis Club held its end
of season wind-up on Friday March 8,
with about 85 players and supporters
attending.ABBQ tea was held after the
juniors played their last minor round
match against each other, followed
with president, Derrick Quinton,
welcoming the gathering.
Crocodiles’ Thomas Carling won
the Junior Racquet award, and runner-
up went to Nick Schultz.
Alligators’ Sophie Lloyd won the
Racquet Award, runner-up went to
Judy Wandel took out the B Grade
Racquet Award, and the Captain’s
Award went to Carol Virgin.
The A Grade & Golden Racquet
Award went to Jace Andriske and the
Captain’s Award for A grade went to
Two new Life Memberships were
awarded to Wayne Carling and Kerryn
Mugge. Club Life Member, Denby
Wandel, read of Wayne’s achieve-
ments and duties acquired over the past
30 years as a player, captain, president,
association delegate committee and
grounds person and member of the
Kerryn Mugge has been involved in
the club for 25 plus years’ as a player,
captain, president, secretary, commit-
tee person, association delegate and
Both Wayne and Kerryn were
presented with a framed certificate
and badge, by Life Member, Graeme
sons d. Humphrys/Tapscott
6-3 Singles Trent Graham
lost to Ako Takaji 0-6 Laura
Jarmyn d. James Gameau
6-0 Brooke Wilson d.
Jamie Humphrys 6-2
Edward Parsons d. Angus
DIVISION 2: Two Wells
Red 4-28 d. Owen White
2-25 Doubles C.Foubister/
Musolino d. Lane/Hark-
ness 6-5 Tapscott/J.
Foubister lost to Lloyd/Bur-
man 3-6 Singles Chelsea
Foubister d. Connor Lane
6-1 Caitlin Musolino d.
Jake Harkness 6-4 Jack
Tapscott lost to Kaitlyn
Lloyd 1-6-Jake Foubister
d. Lisa Burman 6-3.
Blyth Tennis Club wind-up
a backhand for
Two Wells Red.
in action for
the Division Two
NEW BTC Life Members, Wayne
Carling and Kerryn Mugge.
SENIOR trophy winners: Carol
Virgin, Jace Andriske and Kylie
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