Division 2 action was a battle of the youth and experience as Cameron Whyte took on Gloria Jago in a highlight match of the round for division 2 competition. Both players have very different styles of play which made for an entertaining match up. Whyte was able to start the better taking the first game. Before Jago was able to find some form and draw level at 1-1. It was a real battle going the distance to 5 games where it was the determination of the younger Whyte outlasting Jago to take the win in a thrilling 5 game effort.
Helen Munro needed to recover for 0-1 down against Natalina Mammone and was the eventual winner in 4 games. Rohan Whyte continued in the winner’s circle defeating Heather Laity in 3 games and it was the same score line for Jan Paul Rensen against Chelsea Thorton victorious in 3 games.
Level One: Cameron Whyte 1.3.69 def Gloria Jago 0.2.62, Jan Paul Rensen 1.3.47 def Chelsea Thornton 0.0.30, Charlotte Fisher 1.3.45 def Walkover
Level Two: Rohan Whyte 1.3.45 def Heather Laity 0.0.26, Helen Munro 1.3.56 def Natalina Mammone 0.1.50, Matt Cook 0.0.0 n/a Silvana Keating 0.0.0
In Division 1 competition it was a long night as matches went the distance as players where evenly matched in round 3 of action.
Michael Penna continues to show huge improvement as he was able to outclass the crafty Wayne Sparks and claim what some would say was a well-earned upset victory in 4 games. Two up and coming young players Zac Sparks and Eamonn Whyte battled it out to a 5th game marathon effort with the winner Zac Sparks able to pull off some long rallies and get the victory.
Chris Tassone was able to move his opponent with precision to all corners of the court as he defeated Chris Stamos in 5 games. Both players were absolutely exhausted stepping off the court after entertaining the crowd for just over an hour of play.
It didn’t stop there as the hard-hitting Simon Morrison took on number 1 rival Jeannette Vear and once again the crowd was treated to an extremely high-quality match a Morrison was able to take the next step to defeat Vear in 5 games.
Dale Watson was the winner in 3 games against opponent Michael Bacon. Great to see Fill in Aaron Willis back after a break, a tough couple of match ups to start defeated by Steve Pongrac in 3 games and then later in the night a step up to level one with a thrilling effort to go down fighting against Doug Garsed in 3 games. Graeme Whyte able to outlast Donna Fisher to claim victory 3 games to 1.
Level One: Chris Tassone 1.3.67 def Chris Stamos 0.2.70, Doug Garsed 1.3.49 def Aaron Willis (F/N) 0.0.39, Michael Penna 1.3.59 def Wayne Sparks 0.1.50, Zac Sparks 1.3.67 def Eamonn Whyte 0.2.60
Level Two: Dale Watson 1.3.45 def Michael Bacon 0.0.32, Steve Pongrac 1.3.45 def Aaron Willis (F/N) 0.0.25, Simon Morrison 1.3.71 def Jeannette Vear 0.2.65, Graeme Whyte 1.3.60 def Donna Fisher 0.1.50)