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12 February 2020
Horsham Lawn Thompson and Drung South will go head to head for second spot on the Central Wimmera Tennis Association pennant ladder on Saturday.
Only two points separate second-placed Lawn Thompson and third-placed Drung South, with only three rounds of home-and-away competition remaining.
Both teams are coming off wins in round 11, with Lawn Thompson 8-85 defeating Brimpaen 4-57 at home.
Lawn Thompson number-one man Graeme Wood won all three of his sets, with Cherie Wood the best of the women, also with three sets.
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Courtney Dunn and Gerard Matthews won two sets apiece for Brimpaen, including their singles rubbers.
Brimpaen is set to meet Kalkee this week.
The Kees are coming off an impressive win over Central Park, 10-87 to 2-49.
Ross McIntyre and Rebecca Clough prevented Kalkee’s clean sweep with standout singles performances.
Kee Steve Schultz conceded just six games for the day.
Central Park and Horsham Lawn Gillespie should have a good hit-out in round 12. Both sides are on 16 points apiece.
Lawn Gillespie will be keen to return to the winners list after a tough encounter with ladder leader St Michaels.
The Saints looked like they would defeat all-comers, with a strong start to the day, but Lawn Gillespie’s Courtney Ramsay and Maree Thompson managed to steal victory from Angela Nitschke and Barbara Crough in the 10th rubber.
Thompson replaced Luisa Boddi on a day pass after Boddi retired with heat stroke.
St Michaels is likely to continue on its winning way this week when it plays bottom side, Natimuk.
Natimuk gave Drung South a run for its money last week but fell short by two sets, 5-60 to 7-77.
Drung South’s Dylan Emmerson and Logan Casey scored three wins apiece, with Natimuk best served by Cheryl Sudholz and Jo Taylor, both with two victories.
– Sarah Scully
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