Junior State League Girls
Goodwood 5-49 def. Peake Gardens-Riverside 1-29
Round 4 of the Junior State League Season commenced at Millswood Tennis Centre, where the reigning premiers Goodwood took on Peake Gardens-Riverside. These two teams were battling it out for second spot on the ladder, and on paper looked close. Both teams were missing players. Amber Marshall was missing and sister Meeka only playing doubles for Peake Gardens. On the other side Goodwood were without Marit Gillam and Nicola Pavlic. This would test both team lists depth and at the end of the night it would be Goodwood victorious. Williams (9-2) and Kristo (9-1) were dominant for the Saints at the top in the first two singles rubbers, with McColl (9-6) and Kentwell (9-8) fighting out close battles but prevailing and making it the singles sweep for Goodwood. Meeka Marshall and Ashlee Shields just snuck past Erica Williams and Andrea Kristo (7-6) in the top double to get the Peake Gardens girl’s on the board. However, McColl and Kentwell made it 5-1 for Goodwood in the second double. Peake will look to bounce back this week to stay in touch with top two, whereas Goodwood will be keen to keep their strong recent form going.
Hahndorf 0-12 def. by Seacliff 6-48
Seacliff travelled up to the Hills to do battle with Hahndorf. The impressive Seacliff outfit put on another incredible display of tennis. Despite being without Charlotte Kampaners-Pocz, and new Player of the Year favourite Jasmine Adams, they got the job done with a minimum of fuss, again showing their impressive depth. Hahndorf badly missed Kara Tscharke at the top. Seacliff got off to a great start with Cydney Crumbie doing the job at number 1 (9-1), with Harper (9-2), Riessen (9-3) and Bennett (9-1) all putting in a strong singles showing for the away team. The doubles continued on in a similar fashion with Seacliff getting it done in both pairings (6-3) and (6-2). Hahndorf still find themselves in the top 4, however, they will need to get back into the winners list this week if they want to stay there. Seacliff on the other hand remain undefeated this season and to be honest it is difficult to see where their first loss is coming from.
Happy Valley 4-37 def. West Lakes 2-34
West Lakes travelled down to Happy Valley, with both teams looking to make their move up towards the top 4. Happy Valley’s captain Heidi Evans showed her class in the top single (9-3), but West Lakes Anne-Marie Savas returned serve taking out the second single for the travelling side (9-3). From there Happy Valley took out the last two singles via Nancarrow and Nalluri in tight matches (9-4) and (9-8) respectively. The doubles rubbers were shared one a piece, with Evans and Norris (Happy Valley) taking the first double (6-4) and Antoniadis and Savas (West Lakes) taking the second double in convincing fashion (6-1). Both teams are still only percentage off the top four and will be looking for big wins this week to begin their climbs up the ladder.
Junior State League Boys
Seaside 5-43 def. Hahndorf 1-31
Hahndorf travelled down to Seaside in the first match of the boy’s Junior State League in round 4. Seaside were looking to consolidate a spot in the top 4 and Hahndorf were eyeing off their first win for the season. The first single of the night was a beauty. Terry ‘Crowd Favourite’ Karahalios took on Hamish Crawford and it went the journey. Karahalios proved too good in the final stages getting up (9-7). Doni Gashi (9-4), Lachlan Hill (9-5), and Cooper Lambert (9-5) continued the run of good form for Seaside all getting up in their singles. Hamish Crawford and Noah Phillips bucked the trend in the top double with a sensational display of team tennis, getting up (6-1). However, Hill and Pilkington closed out a clinical nights work for the Seaside boy’s getting up (6-4) in the second double. Seaside continue to stay in the mix for those valuable top 4 spots come the end of the season, while Hahndorf will need to start banking some wins soon.
Trinity 4-38 def. Tea Tree Gully 2-34
In somewhat of a surprise results, Trinity just got over the line against fellow top 2 challenger Tea Tree Gully on Friday night. Both sides were missing some quality, with Jared Waterman away for Trinity and Alex Carroll absent for Tea Tree Gully. Dale Nixon was superb early, taking out the top single (9-3) against the talented Callum Gale. Grohbrruegge got a big win at number two for Trinity, defeating Connor Gibson (9-3). Henry Lamchinniah got Tea Tree Gully back in the driver’s seat with a handy (9-4) victory, but Jack Wu (Trinity) evened it up (9-3) at two rubbers a piece in the final singles. The doubles were two hard fought battles, with Gale and Grohbrugge edging out Nixon and Gibson in the top double (6-4), and Ilic and Wu standing up to be counted, and getting Trinity the huge win with a (7-6) win in the final rubber of the night. Trinity draw closer to taking Tea Tree Gully’s second spot on the ladder, while Tea Tree Gully will be keen to bounce back this week, to ensure their round 6 ‘Super Round’ showdown with Coro is a top two battle.
Glenunga 0-18 def. by Coromandel Valley 6-48
Glenunga were faced with the enormous task of taking on the daunting Coromandel Valley boys in round 4. Glenunga gave them a good push in all bar one of the rubbers, however, Coro proved again why they will take some serious stopping, to prevent them going back to back. Olley Douglas, in his second week in a row at number 1, got the job done against the Glenunga skip, David Wang, in a tough match (9-5). Sam ‘The Glue’ Sanderson didn’t have it all his own way, with David Jung providing a few headaches. However, come the end of the rubber, ‘The Glue’ again got it done with a (9-3) victory. Patrick Douglas was good (9-3), and Brookly Burley continued his good trot of form with a (9-4) win in the final single. The first double was over quickly, with Sam ‘The Glue’ Sanderson and Patrick Douglas providing a strong showing getting up (6-0). Jung and Catalano tried hard for Glenunga in the second double, however, it would be Mascione and Burley giving Coro the clean sweep (6-3). Glenunga will be looking to build on their improved showing and get a win this week, whereas, dare I say it, the Coro juggernaut marches on again… However, stay tuned for the ‘Super Round’ preview next week for a potential upset in the making…
Peake Gardens-Riverside 1-29 def. by Seacliff 5-45
In the final match of the round Seacliff started to well and truly get their mojo back in the boy’s division, with a quality display of tennis against the Peake Gardens-Riverside unit. The night started well for Peake Gardens, with Ben Cahill getting the W against the dangerous Stefan Bianchet (9-6). Kristo Daminato get Seacliff on the board with a solid (9-5) win. The highly-talented Koeroessy (9-6) and Brain (9-5) ensured the ledger was in Seacliff’s favour following the singles. From there it was all Seacliff, with the away side taking the first double, thanks to some impressive hitting from Bianchet and Daminato (6-3), followed by Koeroessy and Brain making it a 5-1 win for Seacliff (6-1). With that win Seacliff move ahead of Peake Gardens and take their spot in the top 4. Don’t be surprised to see these two teams do battle late in the season for a finals spot. What an exciting season ahead!
Phantom Tipster’s round 4 results – 4/7
Phantom Tipster’s round 5 tips
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Player of the Year standings following round 4