The Wilby and District Tennis Association hit off for another season over the weekend with great conditions for tennis on both Friday night and Saturday.
Tungamah vs Telford
Last year’s grand finalists faced off against each other at Tungamah on Friday night to get the season rolling.
It was total domination by the Tungamah men as they took all of the 6 sets only allowing Telford 9 games.
Tom Wren returned from a few years out, and while he lacked the court coverage he once had, he showed he had lost none of his touch.
The women’s was a very even tussle with Telford coming out on top by 3 games.
Both teams won 3 sets each, with the Telford girls showing a little more consistency. Tungamah extended their lead in the mixed winning all for sets to take the win 13 sets 87 games 6 points to Telford 3 sets 53 games 2 points.
Mul Gold vs Mul Maroon
The clash of the Mulwala teams also took place on Friday night at Londsdale Reserve.
It was Mul Gold who got off to a flyer in the men claiming 5 out of the 6 sets to set up a handy lead 34 to 18.
The women followed the men’s lead but did one better claiming all 6 sets and only giving away 9 games.
Mul Maroon must have talked some tactics at supper and came out firing in the mixed winning 3 out of the 4 sets to claim the mixed 21 games to 17.
But in the end it was a comfortable win to Gold 13 sets 87 games 6 points to Maroon 3 sets 48 games 2 points.
Savernake vs Wilby
The only Saturday game for the round saw Savernake host Wilby.
It didn’t take the Wilby men long to get into gear and they kept going all day taking all 6 sets and only allowing Telford a miserly 4 games.
Savernake’s ladies kept them in the game winning 5 out of the 6 sets to cut the margin to 17 games heading into the mixed.
However Wilby steadied in the mixed to win 3 out of the 4 sets and come away with the win 10 sets 74 games 6 points to 6 sets 51 games 2 points.
Burramine and Yarrawonga did not play each other due to a forfeit.