Round 8 Results: Div 2 Round 8, (This was ANZAC week, no play for Division 1)
In Round 10 of the Mildura Squash Autumn Pennant Division 2 action, saw Team One have a solid 3 rubbers to 1 win over Team Two. In the battle of the number 1 players is was Davin DeMarco on top of his opponent in Chris Edlington winning in 4 games. Maz Valentino was made to work hard in a marathon effort against tough opponent in Chelsea Thornton victorious in 5 games. Matthew Cook was also pushed all the way to victory after long punishing rallies to defeat Helen Munro in 5 games. The only highlight for Team Two was the first pennant win for Heather Laity having improve consistently over the last couple of seasons she was able to get the win over young Grace Sparks in 3 games.
Team Three solid in their defeat of Team Four 3 rubbers to nil. Gloria Jago continues a good run of form defeating ever challenging Michelle Le Roux in 3 tight games. Matthew Cook winner against Helen Munro in 5 games and Natalina Mammone was the more consistent defeating junior Kane Woolfrey in 3 close games.
Division 1 was full of tight tussles. Point ‘O’ Five continue to work well as a team and defeated CC’s & Dried 3 rubbers to 1. Doug Garsed was gallant in defeat pushing his more fancied opponent Gary Callaway in 4 tight games in the end not able to get the win. Wayne Sparks was in sharp form as he was able to dismantle his opponent Chris Stamos to win in 3 games. Donna Fisher had a walk over win against injured opponent in Simon Morrison. Jeannette Vear was made to use every trick and years of experience in the book to defeat a crafty young gun in Cameron Whyte who has shown great improvement this season and push all the way to a 17-15 finish in the 5th game (Whyte) unlucky not to get the win.
Undecided handed top of the ladder Hard Knutts their second consecutive team loss with a 3 rubbers to 1 win. Kevin Healy was in top form to defeat opponent in Paul Takacs in 3 games. Wade Stephens filling in as number 2 was on fire and pushed hard nearly causing an upset against his more fancied rival in Michael Penna unfortunately just running out of steam going down in 5 thrilling games to watch. Wade Stephens backing up to play in his normal position was able to score a 3 game to 1 win over opponent Graeme Whyte who couldn’t get the job done. Steve Pongrac turned back the clock and was able to pull out the clutch placement and hitting of the squash ball in cold conditions that suited his game to get a well-deserved win against rival Chris Tassone in 5 close games.
Division One:Point ‘O’ Five (T4) 3.10.211 def CC’s & Dried (T3) 1.5.155, (Doug Garsed 0.1.48 lt Gary Callaway 1.3.60, Wayne Sparks 1.3.45 def Chris Stamos 0.0.26, Donna Fisher 1.3.45 walkover Simon Morrison 0.0.0, Jeannette Vear 1.3.73 def Cameron Whyte 0.2.69)
Undecided (T1) 3.11.216 def Hard Knutts (T2) 1.6.193, (Kevin Healy 1.3.45 def Paul Takacs 0.0.20, Wade Stephens (F/N) 0.2.52 lt Michael Penna 1.3.60, Wade Stephens 1.3.51 def Graeme Whyte 0.1.54, Steve Pongrac 1.3.68 def Chris Tassone 0.2.59)
Division Two:Team One 3.9.218 def Team Two 1.8.213, (Davin DeMarco 1.3.56 def Chris Edlington 0.1.40, Maz Valentino 1.3.68 def Chelsea Thornton 0.2.73, Matt Cook 1.3.65 def Helen Munro (F/N) 0.2.55, Grace Sparks (F/N) 0.0.29 lt Heather Laity 1.3.45)
Team Three 3.9.187 def Team Four 0.2.93, (Gloria Jago 1.3.45 def Michelle Le Roux 0.0.17, Matt Cook (F/N) 1.3.68 def Helen Munro 0.2.55, Natalina Mammone 1.3.45 def Kane Woolfrey 0.0.21)