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Not losing two straight is Gold standard

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February 03, 2017

McEwen Reserve Gold has not lost consecutive matches this season and is determined to ensure this run continues tomorrow.

McEwen Reserve Gold has not lost consecutive matches this season and is determined to ensure this run continues tomorrow.

A difficult fixture continues for the Shepparton District Tennis Association’s second-placed side as it looks to bounce back from a loss at the hands of Tallygaroopna last week.

The Redlegs put one hand on the tournament trophy having inflicted a dominant defeat on their nearest opposition.

Conceding just one set, the competition’s benchmark did a fine job of ensuring McEwen Reserve Gold may have doubts if the two teams meet in finals.

But Gold will be looking to regain some confidence with a solid showing against St Brendan’s.

Gold has a good chance of rebounding having won nine sets against the Saints in their last meeting.

But with Marie Gleeson and Lisa Trebley in blistering form this year, St Brendan’s will be hoping to earn some set victories in the women’s doubles.

Aside from last week’s loss against Tallygaroopna, Gold has only fallen to Old Students in round one as well as the Redlegs for a first time in November.

Central Park will be looking to challenge Old Students when it travels to the Students’ courts.

While Central Park enters the match as underdogs, it is a chance of creating an upset.

Central Park’s Scott Durling and Janelle Pottenger have troubled mixed doubles teams this season and will be hoping this form continues.

But Old Students have presented themselves as an adaptable side that can win regardless of what line-up takes the courts.

Working in Central Park’s advantage is the fact this is the Students’ first game back after the Christmas break as the side missed out on playing last week following Kialla Park’s forfeit.

Kialla Park will be awoken from the extended break when it hosts flag favourites Tallygaroopna.

While Kialla put on a respectable show against the Redlegs in November, Tally’s form has improved as the year has progressed.

The final match in pennant/A1 has McEwen Reserve Green and Shepparton North clashing.

North has played some impressive tennis at times this season and should handle Green comfortably.

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