Stawell Tennis Club’s Friday night competition appears to be a wide-open affair, with just one out of the six sides remaining unbeaten, that being Stawell Toyota who sits atop the ladder, while Frewstal suffered another defeat and is languishing on the bottom.
Stawell Toyota recorded its second consecutive double-digit victory, this time accounting for David O’Jones Mitre 10 on the back of some dominant performances from their men. What Brian O’Shannessy lacks in flair he makes up for in consistency and methodically dismantled the opposition en route to three comfortable wins. He was well supported by a newcomer to the club, Shane Pevitt, who saluted in all three sets, as did William Hackwill. David O’Jones skipper Madi Freeland fought hard against the odds, as did youngster Elise Monaghan, however they lacked support, eventually succumbing 10 sets 87 games, to 8 sets 77 games.
Grampians Joinery moved from bottom to second following a 13 set to 5 drubbing of Delahunty Plumbing. Grampians Joinery capitalised on Delahunty Plumbing missing key personnel. Young Lewis Reading can hold his head high for Delahunty Plumbing, winning all his sets, while Simone Jardine also enjoyed a good night. Grampians Joinery 13 sets 89 games defeated Delahunty Plumbing 5 sets 52 games.
Stawell Gold Mine and Frewstal were both in search of their first win. Despite winning nine sets apiece, it was Stawell Gold Mine who claimed victory, registering an eight-game victory. Theo Browne, Andrew Dunn, Maddi Rickard and Emily Davis were outstanding for the winners, while Frewstals Blair Hart, Brae Scantleton, Chris Adams and Luke Monaghan tried valiantly, but unfortunately for them, fell marginally short.