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February 02, 2018

Not so easy: Shepparton North's Mark Jackson will do his best to stand in the way of a St Brendan's victory.

With just three rounds remaining in the Shepparton District Tennis Association, there is plenty of fine-tuning that can be done before finals.

St Brendan’s will be presented with the perfect opportunity to play its best game when it meets Shepparton North.

Last year Old Students came from fourth to take out the title and the Saints will be looking to do the same.

While North has a couple more wins up its sleeve, St Brendan’s has the presence on court to gain a victory.

The Saints are in need of finishing off sets to gain more confidence, having gone down by 12 games to Shepparton North when the teams last met.

But with a scoreline of 6-45 to 3-33, St Brendan’s has plenty of room for improvement in their men’s division.

Having struggled against a strong Shepparton North outfit of Clark Pettigrew, Mark Jackson and Evan Cooknell, making inroads in the men’s doubles is a strong key to success for the Saints.

Contests could be tougher for Karramomus and Central Park.

The Parkers travel to play McEwen Reserve in a David versus Goliath battle.

As Central Park is above just Karra on the table there is plenty of room for Scott Durling, Warwick Long and Janelle Pottenger to try out every trick in the book.

The Parkers will face a McEwen Reserve side in some of its best form as it hopes to hit its peak with some continuity after the Christmas break and then weather affected games.

Opportunities to avoid finishing the season winless are becoming fewer for Karramomus.

The experience and cohesive nature of the Old Students line-up has them well in line to cruise past Karra.

With the Students boasting a healthy winning percentage, Karra will be well led by Lisa Reid and Andrew and Paul Veal in an attempt to put its opposition off its game.

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