SPTA tennis is tight

Lawn tennis: Lucindale Wombats' Sarah Nunan stretches out to reach a return.

Lawn tennis: Lucindale Wombats' Sarah Nunan stretches out to reach a return.

There was some amazingly close tennis in Round 13 of the Southern Ports Tennis Association.

Robe just beat Kingston on a count back of games after drawing on 12 matches apiece.

Robe clinched the win 116 games to 110. The day started very even with each team winning 3 mixed doubles each and the day remained close.

Undefeated were Melissa McGrath and Egan Regnier for Robe and Jacob Brown and William Edwards for Kingston.

At Lucindale, the Lucindale Wombats scraped over the line to win 13 matches to 11, 121 games apiece against Lucindale Koalas.

It was up to the last match of the day to decide the eventual winner with Cheryl Fitzgerald and Andrea Buckett taking on Heidi Ware and Kate Green.

And that game didn’t disappoint, ending in a massive tie-breaker, with the Cockies taking it home 8-6. Of note, that is Cheryl Fitzgerald’s eighth tie-breaker in her last nine matches.  Leanne Graetz was again undefeated as were Bob Williams and Sarah Nunan.

Naracoorte took on the Lucindale Cockatoos and won.

All eyes will be on Lucindale this Sunday, as players from all teams in the Southern Ports Association come together as one cohesive team to play off against tennis players from Mount Gambier, Penola and the Tatiara for the Baker and Ey Shields to decide the best tennis association in the South East.

It is sure to be some amazing tennis – spectators welcome.