6 February 2018 | Tennis SA

Junior State League Girls 

Goodwood 3-38 def. Happy Valley 3-29

Round 11 of the girls JSL commenced with a super round at Seacliff.  First up was Goodwood taking on the talented Happy Valley side.  The two sides were very evenly matched with Evans (Happy Valley), Kristo (Goodwood), McColl (Goodwood) and Nancarrow (Happy Valley) making it two rubbers a piece at the conclusion of the singles.  Evans and Weatherall fought out a close first doubles, getting the win for Happy Valley (7-6).  However, Williams and Kristo got the win for Goodwood in the second double (6-0) and, thereby getting the win for Goodwood in the match on games only.

Hahndorf 3-37 def. by West Lakes 3-40

The second match up of the girl’s super round saw another tight tussle take place.  The Schwarz sisters showed the talent West Lakes have at their disposal with Chloe (9-5) and Madison (9-3) getting them off to the perfect start.  Anne-Marie Savas then continued the run for West Lakes with a cliff hanger (9-8).  From there though Hahndorf well and truly turned the tables with Smith (9-7), and the Robinson/Tobin, and Hughes/Smith combinations bringing it to a 3 rubber tie, with West Lakes sneaking over the line by a meagre 3 games.

Peake Gardens-Riverside 1-23 def. by Seacliff 5-44

The home side wrapped up the super round with an impressive display against Peake-Gardens Riverside.  Seacliff welcomed back young superstar Charlotte Kempaners-Pocz with open arms, who got them off to a great start (9-1).  Harper (9-7) followed suit, however, Tsoukalas provided some resistance for the away side with some great shots on display (9-5).  From there though Seacliff showed why they are top of the table, with Bennett (9-2), and Kempaners-Pocz/Harper (6-0) and Riessen/Bennett (6-4) showing why they are the team to beat.

Junior State League Boys

Seaside 3-31 def. by Peake Gardens-Riverside 3-36

We saw an absolute epic here with Seaside hosting Peake Gardens.  Cahill was on fire for Peake early with a strong (9-2) victory in the top single.  Dobrovolski bounced back for Seaside (9-5), with Despoja (9-0) dominant for Peake.   Henry Pilkington then tied it up at the conclusion of the singles with a (9-2) win for Seaside.  Cahill/Taylor were super in the top double for (Peake), however, Lambert/Pilkington were just as good for Seaside in the second double (7-5).  At the end of the night Peake found themselves on the right side of the ledger, with a 5 game win.

Trinity 6-48 def. Hahndorf 0-17

Trinity really flexed their muscles in the second match of the round as they hosted a disappointing Hahndorf outfit.  Waterman at the top was strong as usual (9-4), while Grohbruegge (9-0), Ilic (9-7), and Wu (9-2) made the singles clean sweep for the Titans.  Waterman/Grohbruegge (6-1) and Ilic/Wu (6-3) made it a clinical evening’s work for Trinity and showed why they are one of the top sides in this year’s competition.

Glenunga 0-18 def. by Seacliff 6-48

Is this match up Seacliff continued their strong pre-Christmas form with an intimidating display, which showed they may be a dark horse for the premiership.  Bianchet was classy in the top single (9-1), while Talladira (9-6), Daminato (9-5) and Brain (9-0) showed the strength that Seacliff have at their disposal.   Bianchet/Talladira (6-4 and Daminato/Brain (6-2), made it 6-zip to the away team as they continue their march towards the finals.  Glenunga unfortunately, are going to find it hard to make the four now, and will be looking to bounce back strongly next week.

Tea Tree Gully 0-23 def. by Coromandel Valley (6-49)

Tea Tree hosted flag favourites Coro in the final matchup of the round.  In what was expected to be a close battle, Tea Tree Gully had a down night, while Coro showed why they are currently the best in the business.  Van Rensburg got the better of Dale ‘The Sheriff’ Nixon in the top single (9-2), and Coro continued that momentum throughout.  Olley Douglas (9-5), Sam ‘The Glue’ Sanderson (9-5) and Edward Winter (9-3) were nothing short of excellent, for another Coro singles clean sweep.  Van Rensburg/Sanderson (6-3) and Mascione/Douglas (7-5) finished another dominant display for the Coro juggernaut, while Tea Tree Gully will be keen to bounce back quickly to stay in the race for a top two position.

> Player of the Year – Round 11 leader board

Round 12 Phantom Tipsters Tips

Boy’s Tips Girl’s Tips
Coromandel Valley Seacliff
Seacliff West Lakes
Hahndorf Peake Gardens-Riverside
Tea Tree Gully