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North looking to close gap on ladder-leader McEwen

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December 08, 2017

Tim Comer and his McEwen teammates were in top form against Central Park last week.

The Shepparton District Tennis Association’s top two sides will clash this weekend in the pennant competition.

McEwen Reserve, who sits eight points clear on top, hosts a Shepparton North side hoping to close the gap on its rivals.

McEwen made light work of Central Park last week winning five sets to one, with Tim Comer, Justin Hunter and Geoff Akers all running riot in the men’s doubles.

The trio will have to be at their best again, but Clark Pettigrew, Mark Jackson and Evan Cooknell are also in fine form, after helping North to victory against St Brendan’s.

Kailee Densworth will be aiming to rewrite last week’s wrongs for North after failing to register a single set victory in the women’s doubles.

Densworth will again be up against it when she faces the all-conquering trio of Heather Thomson, Lyn Gibbs and Debbie Hosie.

Coincidently, third and fourth also play off against each other this weekend with the lower-placed St Brendan’s hosting Old Students.

The Saints will be looking to rectify last week’s loss, while Old Students can make it two on the trot after successfully defeating cellar-dweller Karramomus.

With just percentage separating the two sides, a win for the Saints could help them jump Students on the table, ensuring a little psychological victory heading into Christmas.

Meanwhile, Central Park and Karramomus are rooted in fifth and sixth respectively and regardless of the result, they will remain in their positions.

McEwen Reserve rivals Blue and White meet in the A1/A2 grade, while Old Students, Murchison and St Andrew’s host their respective opponents Shepparton North, Lemnos and St Brendan’s.

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