Elmhurst falls to Crowlands, loses top spot | Ararat and District Tennis Association

BALANCED: Quick moving Sam Gason in action earlier in the season for Elmhurst against Buangor. Picture: Peter Pickering
BALANCED: Quick moving Sam Gason in action earlier in the season for Elmhurst against Buangor. Picture: Peter Pickering

Crowlands has jumped to the top of the Ararat and District Tennis Association ladder after a dominant performance against Elmhurst on Saturday.

Linden Murray, Sam Gason and Neill Murray got the home team off to a strong start against Crowlands winning the men’s doubles 27 games to 14 to claim the opening points.

In the women’s doubles, the Crowlands trio were able to respond, accounting for Elmhurst with a 27 games to 12 result to even the set scores up going into the mixed doubles.

The loss drops Elmhurst to second spot, two points behind the new ladder leaders

The mixed doubles was a close encounter in the first two sets, as Crowlands won narrowly before winning the third set 9-4 to claim the overall honours with a 68 games to 56 win.

The loss drops Elmhurst to second spot, two points behind the new ladder leaders.

The match between Buangor and Landsborough was cancelled due to the weather with both teams splitting the points.

Buangor sits four points clear of Landsborough with Ararat one point adrift in fifth spot after eight rounds of competition.

The Ararat association’s season will continue with round nine games set for Saturday pending any forecast rain.