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Deadlock dread for Red

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November 21, 2017

Shepparton Lawn Red was a whisker away from clinching its first A-grade Shepparton Junior Tennis Association win for the season.

And what a feat it would have been with Red taking on highly ranked Shepparton Lawn Purple.

But after all the effort the match ended in a draw, with neither side able to grind out an advantage.

The 4-33 scoreline for both sides marked Red’s highest scoring result for the season as a mixed day of results had sets skewed in every direction.

Amelia Cavallaro and Abbey Rumbiolo marked an impressive 6-2 defeat of Purple’s Joeli Anderson and Ella Rohde in the girls’ doubles.

But Rohde made sure to gain some revenge in the singles as she was too strong for Rumbiolo with a two-game victory.

Cavallaro achieved success again against Anderson, while in the boys Red’s Luke Damon and Fergus Wilson defeated Dan Dalton and Will Rohde 6-3.

Despite Red holding the advantage heading into the mixed doubles, Purple’s supreme pairs took both sets by a combined nine games.

While almost a breakthrough win, the draw could spur Red on to greater things with a close competition ensuing in A-grade.

With ladder-leader Kialla Park enjoying the week off, Mooroopna Lawn Blue and Shepparton Lawn Blue were left to do battle.

Mooroopna continues to be a challenging team to play, on Saturday taking the match 5-38 to 3-24.

Olivia Lear did not experience a loss, winning her singles contest as well as forming a brilliant partnership with Molly Tancred to not allow their opposition a game in girls’ doubles.

Lear again took to the court with Cooper Marshall and the pair dominated in the mixed doubles with another 6-0 victory.

Noah Dunham and Thomas Turcato produced strong showings for Shepparton Lawn Blue.

Another win was brought back to Mooroopna with Mooroopna Cats White taking home the win against Shepparton Lawn Pink, 5-39 to 3-29.

Aiden Basile, Josh Mazzucco and Sophie Brown had Mooroopna in a positive position following their singles bouts, with the trio dropping just three games across its sets.

Backing up in the mixed doubles, White claimed both sets to secure a 10-game victory.

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