Prospect off to a flyer in ATL opener
First-time team the Prospect Flames ladies have kicked off their ATL season brilliantly with a commanding victory of fellow South Australians the Kensington Wildcats.
First time ATL team the Prospect Flames ladies have started their ATL season in outstanding fashion with a four rubber to two win over fellow first time South Australian team, the Kensington Wildcats.
The match look to be very even on paper with all four singles matches hard to pick a winner. However, it was Prospect who managed to win all four singles to get out to an unassailable lead.
Flames number one player Jennifer Elie was impressive against Wildcat number one Nicole Collie while youngsters Olivia Ley and Amber Marshall also had impressive wins.
In the ladies matches between the Tasmanian Devils and Western Wildlings it was the Wildlings who were too strong with a five-rubber-to-one win.
Jess Moore was superior at number one singles for Devils opponent Jess Zaviacic and Wildlings Maddison Inglis and Anja Dokic also notched up straight sets wins. Devils number three Gabriella Sprague was the only member of her team to win singles with a tough three-set win over Wildling Shona Lee.
In the men’s competition, NETA had a very impressive win over fellow South Australia team The Drive.
The Knights got the start they needed with Brad Mousley winning a tricky match over Ryan Agar and Darren Polkinghorne winning comfortably over Scott Robertson in the second singles match. The Drive’s Paul Kramberger got his team on the board with a strong straight sets win over Damian Farinola.
Going into the doubles with a 3-1 lead, NETA were able to take out the match when they paired dynamic duo Polkinghorne and Farinola in the second doubles rubber, where they had a comfortable straight sets win over Robertson and Kramberger.
In the men’s match between the Wildlings and the Devils the Wildlings proved too strong with an important five-rubbers-to-one win.
Harry Bourchier got the Devils off to a good start in the number one singles match however his teammates were not able to follow his lead – all went down.
Wildlings Joel Pleydell and Brenton Bacon both had comfortable straight-sets victories which will build their confidence for today’s matches at Kensington Lawn Tennis Club.
Today’s round two matches will be played on the beautiful lawn courts at the Kensington Lawn Tennis Club. Matches will start from 4pm with the Australian Open trophies on show from 3.30pm.