Close competition in Ararat City's Wednesday night tennis competition.

POWERFUL: Marcus Matthews lines up his forehand return during a match earlier in the season. Picture: Peter Pickering

POWERFUL: Marcus Matthews lines up his forehand return during a match earlier in the season. Picture: Peter Pickering

It was a night of close margins in Ararat City’s Wednesday night tennis competition.

Embroidability's Josh Matthews brought his young son for support and had the better of the more senior Matthews after the first set.

It was a close win to Embroidability. 

ChemMart also got in by a small margin. Ben Hartwich and Rob Weppner got their team off to an impressive 9-5, followed by a 10-3 by Carl Barry and Ryan Weppner. Amazingly, AME struck back, winning the next two sets. Riley Gason and Ryan Weppner had a great battle.

In the final match, McDonalds won by two games. It was the Mark Stevens of old as he sent big drives across court to give Gasons a chance, but strong overheads and delicate drop shots from Blizzard and Jerram ensured a win for McDonalds. 

Embroidability 35 d Bendigo Bank 33

J Matthews, S Payne 7 drew M Matthews, T Guthrie 7; B Kilpatrick, T Hartwich 6 d C Hartwich, A Conboy 4;J Matthews, B Kilpatrick 8 d M Matthews, C Hartwich 3; S Payne, T Hartwich 4 lost to T Guthrie, A Conboy 9; J Matthews, T Hartwich 7 d M Matthews, A Conboy 3; S Payne, B Kilpatrick 3 lost to T Guthrie, C Hartwich 7.

Chem Mart 39 d AME 34

B Hartwich, R Weppner 9 d G Hurst, S Allen 5; C Barry, Ryan Weppner 10 d A Kalluri, R Gason 3; B Hartwich, C Barry 4 lost to G Hurst, A Kalluri 7; R Weppner, Ryan Weppner 4 lost to S Allen, R Gason 8; B Hartwich, Ryan Weppner 6 drew G Hurst, R Gason 6; R Weppner, C Barry 6 d S Allen, A Kalluri 5. 

McDonalds 34 d Gasons 32

F Mitchell, W Jerram 5 R lost to McGregor, W Gason 7; N Blizzard, P Bush 6 drew K Donnan, M Stevens 6; F Mitchell, N Blizzard 8 d R McGregor, K Donnan 4; W Jerram, P Bush 6 drew W Gason, M Stevens 6; F Mitchell, P Bush 4 lost to R McGregor, M Stevens 8; W Jerram, N Blizzard 5 d W Gason, K Donnan 1.

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