Tie-break triumphs tip result in Central Park’s favour

February 07, 2017

Just two tie-breakers were the difference in Old Students’ match against Central Park.

The Students entered the Shepparton District Tennis Association encounter as warm favourites, but the Parkers had plenty of belief in their ability.

Two of the three sets in the men’s doubles were sent to tie-breakers.

Central Park’s Scott Durling and Warwick Long gained the advantage in a difficult tie-breaker to claim honours 7-5 against Michael Telford and Aaron Plant.

Long again went the extra distance when he paired up with Luke Bergmann against Aaron Plane and Tom Haines.

The Students pair maintained a strong position for the match, but it was the Parkers combination that again were successful in a tie-breaker.

Old Students picked up some games in the women’s doubles with Donna Hyde strong for the home side.

But Central Park’s prowess in the mixed doubles had it take all three sets and the overall victory 6-45 to 3-43.

St Brendan’s put up a strong fight against McEwen Reserve Gold, but was unable to take the points.

The 5-45 to 4-39 victory was well aided by fine performances by Viv Jeffery, Jenny Darcy and Kathleen Davies who won two of their three sets by a combined six games.

Brendan McMullan won all three sets he contested for St Brendan’s.

Kialla Park was admirable in how it approached a match-up with top side Tallygaroopna, but the Redlegs were not phased.

Cal Curtis, Oscar Crilly and Paul Fraser opened up the game positively by winning all three sets.

The Tally women only lost one set in their encounters, with Kialla Park’s Elena Wall and Sophie Smith easing past Lauren Good and Sarah Dodd.

While Dennis and Ellie Mifka also snared a set for Kialla in the mixed doubles, the one-game victory was minor compared to Tallygaroopna’s big wins in the same section.

Central Park, St Andrew’s, McEwen Reserve Blue and McEwen Reserve White took the chocolates in A2/A3, while Bunbartha and Karramomus enjoyed success in A4.

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