Tight contests expected in round six | Ararat and District Tennis Association

STRETCHED: Karl Scott is forced to reach down low to get the ball back over the net during an earlier round match. Picture: Peter Pickering
STRETCHED: Karl Scott is forced to reach down low to get the ball back over the net during an earlier round match. Picture: Peter Pickering

The Ararat and District Tennis Association will continue its season with round six action, as the competition tightens up in the lead-up to the Christmas break.

Landsborough will be at home against second-placed Crowlands with a win needed to ensure it finishes the round ahead of bottom placed Ararat.

The home team is four points clear of the reigning premiers but Crowlands have built into some strong form on the court in recent weeks and will not make it easy for its opponents to get the points from Saturday’s match-up.

The round will be pivotal with the top three teams all separated by just eight points.

Landsborough will be hoping Buangor can hold off Ararat in its match to hopefully extend the points lead on the ladder.

Second-placed Buangor will go into the match against Ararat as heavy favourites and could even finish the round in second place if Crowlands loses its match.

Ladder-leaders Elmhurst will enjoy the week off, knowing they will continue to hold the top spot after being fixtured a bye in round six.

The round will be pivotal with the top three teams all separated by just eight points on the ladder.

The round six matches will start at 1pm with a shower or two expected and a top of 24 degrees.