From friends to enemies

December 01, 2017

Teammates become enemies in round seven of the Goulburn Murray Lawn Tennis Association season.

While Shepparton Lakers’ Ashlea Baker and Sam McHarg filled in for Tatura Robins during the Lakers’ bye last week, they will be back on the opposite end of the court tomorrow.

Last week the duo played in the Robins’ impressive victory against Numurkah Warriors, where they combined together for a doubles win.

That was only the second set Baker and McHarg have played together this year, with the first coming against Tatura in round two.

The Robins’ father-daughter duo David and Brooke Starling inflicted an 8-4 defeat on them during Tatura’s convincing victory.

But Baker and McHarg will be richer for the hit, as the five-team pennant competition results in each side having a bye every three weeks.

There are no certainties in this year’s competition, highlighted by last week when teams met each other for the second time in the season.

The Shepparton Bulls greatly extended their initial winning margin against the Shepparton Hornets, while Numurkah crept closer to Tatura than in their first encounter.

Should the rain hold off, the Warriors could earn their first win at the halfway point of the season.

The Warriors take on a Hornets outfit coming off a heavy loss at the hands of the Bulls.

While the Bulls will relish a scheduled week off, the Warriors and Hornets will be hoping to gain valuable time on the court, despite the predicted deluge.

The Hornets received a lesson from prominent players in Goulburn Valley tennis and yet again will come up against the likes of Mark Mills, Cal Curtis and Helene Steward, who are not lacking in experience.

Kialla Park takes on Dhurringile-Stanhope in the match of the round in GM2A.

With a win Dhurringile-Stanhope can leapfrog Kialla into second spot with Taylor Apps, John Evans and Yvonne Maxwell being among those needing to produce solid performances.

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