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Give the Saints a big Hand

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October 17, 2017

Steve O'Connor fires down a serve for St Brendan's in Shepparton district Tennis Association's A1/A2 action on Saturday.

Frasier Opie returns fire for McEwen Reserve Blue.

Georgie Michel looks to return this ball for St Brendan's

Deb Humphries gets this serve back from McEwen Reserve Blue against St Brendan's.

St Brendan’s proved far too strong for McEwen Reserve Blue in A1/A2 action on Saturday.

The winning side lost just one set for the day on its way to a convincing 8-48 to 1-30.

Steve O’Connor, Andrew Kennedy and Brett Hand were in formidable touch in the men’s doubles, but they were pushed to tie-breakers in two of the sets.

Georgie Michel, Tess Smith and Bev Montgomery carried on that good form in the women’s doubles.

In other A1/A2 matches, Old Students prevailed by six games against McEwen Reserve White, Shepparton North was a big victor over Murchison, St Andrew’s recorded a hard-fought win against McEwen Reserve Green and Lemnos had the bye.

●In pennant, Shepparton North and Old Students battled out a thriller, with the former winning by just one game.

North won two out of the three men’s doubles sets, with Evan Cooknell and Brian Doyle setting up their team for a big day by taking out their duel with Tim Hunter and Jenny Darcy 6-1.

But the Students fired back in the women’s doubles, as Megan Hunter and Raelene Mundie smashing Helen Jackson and Kailee Densworth 6-0.

Shepparton North managed to take out two of three mixed doubles sets to edge out the Students 5-40 to 4-39.

McEwen Reserve’s strong men’s and mixed doubles team earned it the win against Karramomus.

Tim Comer, Bailey Opie and Geoff Akers were strong performers in their matches, while Emily Briggs, Debbie Hosie and Lyn Gibbs joined in to produce standout efforts in the mixed doubles.

In the final match, St Brendan’s dropped just two sets on their way to a 19-game win against Central Park.

The women steamrolled through their matches, with Lisa Trebley, Jacinta Harrington and Marie Gleeson in outstanding form.

Scott Durling and Warwick Long and Durling again with Elizabeth Pottenger were Central Park’s dominant figures.

Meanwhile, winners in A3 were Kialla Park, Bunbartha, Undera White and Shepparton North.

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