Port Lincoln tennis
Port Lincoln Tennis Association junior competition had its last morning of Orange Ball with a one point tournament taking place.
Players were keen to win the tennis balls in a case signed by Rafael Nadal, which were donated by City Motors as part of the Australian Tennis Open Kia series
Players were split into two groups with the first group, the girls contending with windy conditions so it was an advantage to win the toss and elect to serve. Charlotte Davidson hit a great shot to win the girls event, while Darcy Edwards dominated the boys to claim the trophy.
McDonald’s best players were Ella Day, Makai Fauser, Finn Freeman, Mylo Cunningham and Alyssa Smith won the coffee award for parent helper. Orange Ball will resume after the Christmas school holidays.
Nadal 6 sets 54 games def Djokovic 6 sets 53 games
In the doubles Sally Cabot and Kit West fresh from a big week of tennis in Adelaide got Nadal off and running with a win in their match.
This was backed up by Ruby Cabot and Sibeal Hopkins who won their match 6-4. Djokovic got their first win through the Westcott boys Thomas and Alex.
Nadal won the final doubles with Will West and Cindy Cabot winning a tiebreaker seven points to two to give their team the advantage.
Djokovic pegged back the sets with Lachie Green, Alex Westcott and Hunter Gray and when Sachi Vidov used her height to her advantage Djokovic were back in the match. Nadal rallied again with Thomas and Sally Cabot on fire in their matches.
Jordan Casanova for Djokovic got her team within reach of a victory with a win in the tiebreak but it was Will West that played controlled tennis to win his match and give his team the win by one game. Double Corner Store best player: Will West.
Federer 9 sets 62 games def Stosur 3 sets 37 games
Double Corner Store best player: Austin Clem.
Del Potro 10 sets 66 games def Barty 2 sets 29 games
Double Corner Store best player: Callum Guidera.
Yumbah Aquaculture 10 sets 78 games def Sportspower Superstore 6 sets 62 games
Wanting to get their first win for the season Yumbah Aquaculture started well with a great win to Darryn Johnston and Todd Meaney. This was backed up by their women with Tracy Brown and Delia Farlam proving too experienced for their younger opponents.
Sportspower got their first on the board through Arley Byass and Angus Wheadon. In singles Byass and Wheadon continued their doubles form with Wheadon winning in the tiebreak. Zac Shepperd was in fine form winning his match in convincing style.
Tracy Brown who is playing some of her best tennis had a win in the top spot which was backed up by Delia Farlam, Leeanne Johnston and Andrea Broadfoot. Highlight of the singles was a fantastic win by Todd Meaney who had to work hard in his match to win 7-5.
Sportspower tried to stay in the match with Angus Wheadon and Sally Cabot winning but it was not enough as Darryn Johnston and Andrea Broadfoot won 6-4 to seal Yumbah Aquaculture’s first win. Best: Todd Meaney and Angus Wheadon.
Bendigo Bank 9 sets 66 games def McDonalds 7 sets 58 games
Best: Andrew Cabot and Ben Southam.
Port Lincoln Boat Supplies 11 sets 74 games def Port Lincoln Dental 5 sets 57 games
Best: Bernie McQuillan and Veronica Mitchell.
MEN’S MONDAY NIGHT
Eyre Eye Centre 5 sets 35 games def Terry White Chemmart 1 set 17 games
It was great to see Kane Taylor return after an absence of a couple of years. In the opening doubles round Eyre Eye Centre controlled the first two sets. In the second round Dylan Giesberts and Seb Henderson got their team’s first set of the night.
This is where the wins stopped with Phil Clem and Damien McQuillan dominating to record another win for the season. Best: Andrew Cabot and Seb Henderson.
Cruz Contractors 5 sets 35 games def Shepperd Building Company 1 set 14 games
Best: Billy Byass and Zac Shepperd.
GKP Accountants 6 sets 36 games def EP Seafoods 0 set 7 games
Best: Kym Perone and Peter Figl.