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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – PAGE 7
Keep your sights
in the Hills with
Littlehampton commenced its
2016-17 Hills Tennis Association
Division 1 womens campaign in
successful fashion last Saturday.
Travelling to Summertown’s Tregarthen
Reserve to meet the home team,
Littlehampton displayed strong first up form
to register a five rubbers 7 sets 50 games
to one rubber two sets 33 games victory.
Littlehampton took an early ascendancy
during the initial doubles contests by taking
both rubbers on offer, although Abbey and
Chris Geue were forced to work hard at the
top of the order.
The pair eventually secured the rubber in a
tie-breaker third set after Summertown duo
Tessa Grant/Emily Davey had balanced the
opening two sets.
Davey was able to secure the only win of
the afternoon for Summertown, handed a
9-0 forfeit from C. Geue in their scheduled
Elise Moult-Smith was in great form for
Littlehampton as she failed to concede
a game to Summertown opponent Lilly
Zdansky-Cottle in the number four spot.
Stirling also launched the new season with
a decisive win, while Mt Barker eclipsed
Onkaparinga by a solitary game.
Hills Division 1 women
Littlehampton 7-5-50 d Summertown
Doubles: A. Geue/C. Geue v T. Grant/E.
Davey 6-4, 4-6, 10-3 (tie-breaker); C.
Toma/E. Moult-Smith v H. Schroeder/L.
Zdansky-Cottle 6-4, 6-0.
Singles: A. Geue v T. Grant 9-6; C.
Geue v E. Davey 0-9 (forfeit); C. Toma
v H. Schroeder 9-4; E. Moult-Smith v L.
Onkaparinga have leapt to top
spot on the Hills Divison 1 Doubles
tennis rankings after a strong
Round 1 victory on Saturday.
The Balhannah based club is fielding two
sides in the competition for the 2016-17
season, with both having mixed fortunes to
start the new campaign.
While Onkaparinga Blue were defeated
by Ironbank Cherry Gardens, Onkaparinga
carved out a dominant 15 sets 97 games to
one set 42 games win over visiting Aldgate.
Onkaparinga stamped early signs of its
power during the initial mixed bracket,
taking all four sets on offer while conceding
an overall six games.
The trend continued throughout the course
of the afternoon, although Aldgate displayed
competitive patches of form without being
able to win the points that mattered.
Kyffin and Elliot Thompson provided the
only joy for the visitors when they clawed
to a 7-6 victory over Onkaparinga rivals
Brendan Copeland/Andrew Ritter.
Hills Division 1 Doubles
Onkaparinga 15--97 d Aldgate 1-42
Mixed: P. McDonough/T. Day v A.
Witkowski/A. Witkowski 6-1; B. Copeland/M.
Mossop v K. Thompson/M. Thompson 6-2;
A. Ritter/D. Copeland v E. Thompson/Z.
Witkowski 6-1; J. O’Leary/S. Day v H.
Jones/K. Jones 6-2.
Men: P. McDonough/B. Copeland v A.
Witkowski/K. Thompson 6-3; A. Ritter/J.
O’Leary v E. Thompson/H. Jones 6-3; P.
McDonough/A. Ritter v A. Witkowski/E.
Thompson 6-4; B. Copeland/J. O’Leary v K.
Thompson/H. Jones 6-4; P. McDonough/J.
O’Leary v A. Witkowski/H. Jones 7-5; B.
Copeland/A. Ritter v K. Thompson/E.
Women:T. Day/M. Mossop v A.Witkowski/M.
Thompson 6-0; D. Copeland/D. Griffiith v
Z. Witkowski/K. Jones 6-3; M. Mossop/D.
Copeland v A. Witkowski/Z. Witkowski
6-3; S. Day/D. Griffiths v M. Thompson/K.
Jones 6-0; T. Day/S. Day v A. Witkowski/K.
Jones 6-0; M. Mossop/D. Copeland v M.
Thompson/Z. Witkowski 6-4.
Onkas jump ahead
Summertown team member Hayley Schroeder sets herself for a forehand return against
Littlehampton in last Saturday’s opening round match of the 2016-17 Hills Tennis Association
Division 1 womens season.
Verdun’s Dave Gallasch flows through a deep return during a set against
a hosting Summertown opposition in Saturday’s Round 1 Hills Tennis
Association Division 1 Doubles fixture.
Lobethal’s Simon Jaensch
(above) and Nhien Le (right)
from Stirling Blue battled for
their respective teams during
last Saturday’s opening to the
2016-17 Hills Tennis Association
Division 1 mens season.
Stirling Blue ultimately secured
a strong five rubbers 11 sets 68
games to one rubber three sets
47 games victory over Lobethal,
and have moved to top place on
the premiership ladder after the
completion of Round 1.
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