McEwen Reserve remains undefeated to start the Shepparton District Tennis Association pennant season, snaring its fourth win from as many matches on Saturday.
McEwen struggled to dominate Central Park rubber-to-rubber — with two 6-3 results the biggest victories — but only dropped one set on the way to the 8-51 to 1-38 triumph.
Tim Comer, Bailey Opie, Geoff Akers and Heather Thomson all remained undefeated in the match for the home side, but Central Park women’s doubles pairing Janelle Pottenger and Emma Delmenico were able to snare a consolation tie win against Lyn Gibbs and Emily Briggs.
Shepparton North’s unbeaten record did not survive the weekend though as St Brendan’s ran rampant in a 7-46 to 2-29 victory.
Marie Gleeson (plus 15 games), Lisa Trebley (plus 11) and Jacinta Harrington (plus six) were the standout performers for St Brendan’s, while Clark Pettigrew was involved in both of North’s set wins.
Old Students put a two-match gap between it and the bottom two teams by snaring a 7-48 to 2-28 success over Karramomus.
Students’ male players did the job for their side, going through undefeated in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles rubbers.
Marie Levett-Hall was bageled in her mixed doubles tie for Karramomus, but had earlier been involved in the side’s only two-set wins.
The results leave Karramomus and Central Park without a win on the bottom of the ladder, while the Students trail North and St Brendan’s by a solitary win.
McEwen leads the way on top, but will need to keep winning to stay there as its percentage is lower than St Brendan’s.
●Lemnos is the clear early favourite in the A1/A2 division after winning again on Saturday.
A 6-44 to 3-34 triumph against St Brendan’s left it as the only team remaining which is yet to drop a match.
Bridget Jeffery and Julie McClelland did not drop a rubber for Lemnos as it stamped its authority on the competition.
Other results had Murchison defeating Old Students 5-40 to 4-35, St Andrew’s (6-49) finding a way to best Shepparton North (3-39) and McEwen Reserve Green winning the derby against McEwen Reserve Blue 6-46 to 3-27 while McEwen Reserve White watched on with the bye.
●Kialla Park and Bunbartha have already moved two matches clear of the rest of the A3 competition after just four rounds.
The former had a solid win against Undera White 6-45 to 3-28, while the latter completely dominated Undera Blue 9-54 to 0-11.
Mooroopna Lawn (6-40) snuck home against Central Park (3-35) while Karramomus defeated Shepparton North 5-42 to 4-36.