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December 12, 2017

Shepparton North's Clark Pettigrew.

Shepparton District Tennis Association is heating up after top side McEwen Reserve was rolled at home against Shepparton North.

In a battle between first and second, lower-placed Shepparton North asserted itself in the pennant division, winning 6-43 to McEwen’s 3-40.

With the set scores locked at three-all heading into the mixed doubles, Clark Pettigrew, Georgie Moore, Mark and Helen Jackson, Evan Cooknell and Kailee Densworth all proved too strong, winning the remaining three games.

Pettigrew and Moore defeated Tim Comer and Lyn Gibbs 6-4 to help set up a grandstand finish for North, to bring it back within four points of the league-leader.

Central Park romped home against Karramomus, defeating the competition cellar-dwellers by seven sets.

Marie Levett-Hall and Lisa Reid were the only doubles pair to taste some success for Karramomus after seven of the nine pairs failed to score over three sets.

Warwick Long was in fine form during the men’s and mixed doubles pairing dropping just the one game across two sets, while teammate Janelle Pottenger went at 50 per cent, tasting a win and loss.

The result gives Central Park an eight-point gap between itself and last week’s opponent, while it is eight points off St Brendan’s in fourth position.

In the lower grade, home court rivals McEwen Reserve White and Blue went head-to-head, with the former proving too strong.

White edged out Blue 7-48 to 2-27, cementing second place on the A1/A2 ladder.

League leaders Lemnos made light work of Murchison to round out comfortable three-set winners, while Shepparton North and St Andrew’s also tasted victory.

In A3, it paid to play at home this weekend, with Karramomus, Shepparton North, Bunbartha and Kialla Park all adding to their percentage on a tightly fought table.

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