MDTA - Two close matches highlighted round one of the Mininera and District Tennis Association last weekend.
Heavy showers in the morning looked as though the first round of competition may have had to be abandoned, however as play got underway and remained uninterrupted by the weather the tennis action heated up.
Mortlake met Tatyoon in its first round encounter and great matches resulted, with an incredible four tie breakers played.
Mortlake eventually prevailed, giving it a good start to the 2012/13 season.
In the other match Mininera and Yalla-Y-Poora had its own battle that resulted in a close match, while Willaura won on forfeit from Lake Bolac which pushed the team to the top of the ladder.
Mortlake 9 sets, 96 games def Tatyoon 3 sets, 67 games
C McConnell, J Robertson lost to J Tucker, P McKay 8-9; R Bloomfield, K Casson def J King, L Sweeney 8-1; C McConnell, R Bloomfield def J Tucker, J King 8-6; J Robertson, K Casson def P McKay, L Sweeney 8-3; J Tanner, Jarrod Stafford lost to A Tucker, R McKay 7-9; A Britten, D Ranken lost to R Richardson, S McDougall 8-9; J Tanner, A Britten def A Tucker, R Richardson 8-5; Jarrod Stafford, D Ranken def R McKay, S McDougall 8-5; J Tanner, C McConnell def A Tucker, J Tucker 9-8; Jarrod Stafford, J Robertson def R McKay, P McKay 8-4; A Britten, R Bloomfield def R Richardson, J King 8-5; D Ranken, K Casson def S McDougall, L Sweeney 8-3.
Mininera 5 sets 68 games lost to Yalla-Y-Poora 7 sets, 79 games
S Wills, C Cheeseman def C Phillips, S Joyce 8-6; L Meek, S Doery def M Hope, L Macgrath 8-6; S Wills, L Meek def C Phillips, M Hope 8-3; C Cheeseman, S Doery lost to S Joyce, L Macgrath 1-8; A Wills, A Quinlivan lost to M Hope, S Barr 4-8; I Meek, B Doery lost to N Bush, J Macgrath 6-8; A Wills, I Meek lost to M Hope, N Bush 6-8; A Quinlivan, B Doery def S Barr, J Macgrath 8-3; A Wills, S Wills def M Hope, M Hope 8-5; A Quinlivan, C Cheeseman lost to S Barr, C Phillips 2-8; I Meek, L Meek lost to N Bush, S Joyce 3-8; B Doery, S Doery lost to J Macgrath, L Macgrath 6-8.
Ladder: Willaura 4 points (12 sets, 96 games); Mortalke 4 (9, 96); Yalla-Y-Poora 4 (7, 79); Mininera 0 (5, 68); Tatyoon 0 (3, 67); Lake Bolac 0.