Tennis ladders taking shape

The Port Lincoln Tennis Association had a full program of tennis this week with the ladders across all the competitions starting to take shape before the Christmas break.

Green, Orange and Red Ball Zambrero encouragement award winners were Sam, Pearson, Ashlyn, Briley and Ray.

Juniors

One of the most entertaining matches of the round was between two of the front running teams, Nadal and Stosur. It came down to the wire.

Stosur 6 sets 50 games def Nadal 6 sets 42 games

In the opening round Thomas and Cindy Cabot were on fire, winning the opening set for their team.

This was backed up by Hunter Smith and Chase Raleigh who were too consistent for their opponents.

Stosur got their first set on the board through Allyce Fatchen and Hunter Gray.

Kodah Young and Sam Lydeamore dominated their match and gave their team a one-game advantage going into the singles.

Nadal got off to a great start with Sally Cabot in sensational form, winning her match in convincing style.

Hunter Smith fought hard, winning in the tiebreak seven points to four.

Gray and Fatchen hit back for Stosur to level the score.

Cindy Cabot and Chase Raleigh tried to keep their team in the match but Young and Lydeamore won their matches convincingly to hand Stosur a valuable win by eight games.

Zambrero best player: Cindy Cabot

Halep 8 sets 57 games defeated Federer 4 sets 40 games

Zambrero best player: Darcy Goldfinch

Barty 9 sets 65 games defeated Djokovic 3 sets 44 games

Zambrero best player: Sebastian Clem

Friday night mixed

Port Lincoln Boat Supplies 12 sets 97 games def Port Lincoln Dental 4 sets 67 games

Best players: Bernie McQuillan and Matt Bailey

McDonalds 13 sets 86 games def Bendigo Bank 3 sets 47 games

Best players: Alyce Cucuk and Andrew Cabot

Men's Monday night

Eyre Eye Centre 5 sets 33 games def CPH Accounting 1 set 16 games

Best players: Danyan Nisbet and Seb Henderson

Terry White Chemmart 5 sets 35 games def EP Seafoods 1 set 13 games

Best players: Aaron Spearen and Mark Andrews

Lincoln Camera Centre 6 sets 36 games def The Fresh Fish Place 0 set 14 games

Best players: Shaun Maxfield and Kym Rowe

Cruz Contractors 6 sets 36 games def Shepperd Building 0 set 8 games

Best players: Angus Wheadon and Ryan Cocks

Wednesday night ladies

Young Jorja Povey kindly filled in for Raw Meat Store, who only had three players, and played very well, making it a great competition.

At one stage, in the closing game, in which Jorja was involved, there were 30 deuces. In the end, M M Tree Removals defeated Raw Meat Store.

Best: M M Tree Removals: Paquita White; Raw Meat Store: Veronica Mitchell.

Maven Dental defeated Liberty North Shields in a very spirited match, which had plenty of long rallies and lots of laughter. Thanks must go to Michelle Parkes and Lisa Giesberts for filling in for Liberty North Shields.

Best: Maven Dental: Sally Cabot; Liberty North Shields: Amanda Pearce.

Last, but not least, Chris Cash Plumbing defeated Glen Forest Tourist Park. Thanks to Glen Forest fill-in Ronnie Goddard and Shae Bateman, who reserved for Chris Cash Plumbing.

Best: Chris Cash Plumbing: Leanne Johnston; Glen Forest Tourist Park: Ayesha Vidov.