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SURRY DISTRICT TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Heywood 5-65 d Tyrendarra 4-56
N. Butler/R. Schack lt D. Polkinghorne/P. Graham 7-9
R. Schack/D. Lynch lt P. Graham/As. Orchard 8-9
N. Butler/D. Lynch lt D. Polkinghorne/As. Orchard 6-8
H. Grayson/J. Nash d Am. Orchard/A. Dyson 8-5
J. Nash/E. Lynch d Am. Orchard/A. Dyson 8-2
H. Grayson/E. Lynch d J. O'Connell/A. Dyson 9-7
N. Butler/J. Nash lt D. Polkinghorne/J. O'Connell 2-8
R. Schack/H. Grayson d P. Graham/Am. Orchard 8-5
D. Lynch/E. Lynch d As. Orchard/A. Dyson 8-3
Drumborg 9-73 d Lawnborg 0-32
A. Mibus/N. Mibus d L. Mibus/D. Simons 9-7
N. Mibus/T. Holland d D. Simons/G. Roach 8-5
A. Mibus/T. Holland d L. Mibus/G. Roach 8-5
K. Rogers/J. Hoogstraten d L. Johannesen/A. Walsh 8-6
J. Hoogstraten/K. Howard d A. Walsh/E. Surkitt 8-5
K. Rogers/K. Howard d L. Johannesen/E. Surkitt 8-1
A. Mibus/K. Rogers d L. Mibus/L. Johannesen 8-1
N. Mibus/J. Hoogstraten d D. Simons/A. Walsh 8-1
T. Holland/K. Howard d G. Roach/E. Surkitt 8-1
Lawn Blue 6-69 d Drumborg Bombers 3-48
B. Elijah/H. Merrygul lt J. Howard/N. Howard 6-8
H. Merryful/J. Killick lt N. Howard/L. Hawkins 7-9
B. Elijah?J. Killick d J. Howard/L. Hawkins 8-3
K. Malseed/T. Dennis d K. Cain/C. Haby 8-1
T. Dennis/C. Perkins d C. Haby/A. Lloyd 8-1
K. Malseed/C. Perkins d K. Cain/A. Lloyd 9-8
B. Elijah/K. Malseed d J. Howard/K. Cain 8-3
H. Merryful/T. Dennis lt N. Howard/C. Haby 7-9
J. Killick/C. Perkins d L. Hawkins/A. Lloyd 8-6
Drumborg Bulldogs 6-61 d Lawn Red 3-55
C. Howard/K. Howard d D. Bilson/J. Cooper 8-5
K. Howard/N. Lloyd d D. Bilson/A. McDonald 8-4
C. Howard/N. Lloyd d J. Cooper/A. McDonald 8-6
C. Kollar/A. Hodsman d V. McDonald/S. Langley 9-7
A. Hodsman/L. Millard lt S. Langley/K. Barbary 3-8
C. Kollar/L. Millard lt V. McDonald/D. Bilson 3-8
C. Howard/C. Kollar d V. McDonald/D. Bilson 8-6
K. Howard/A. Hodsman d S. Langley/J. Cooper 8-3
N. Lloyd/L. Millard lt K. Barbary/A. McDonald 6-8
Tyrendarra Fitzroy 5-54 d Bolwarra 4-46
R. Orchard/J. Pye d L. Bail/R. Bail 8-3
J. Pye/D. Pye d R. Bail/T. Jensen 8-3
R. Orchard/D. Pye lt L. Bail/T. Jensen 4-8
E. Ewing/H. McCubbin d J. Booth/K. Bartlett 8-3
H. McCubbin/G. Englezos d K. Bartlett/E. Booth 8-4
E. Ewing/G. Englezos lt J. Booth/E. Booth 2-8
R. Orchard/E. Ewing lt L. Bail/J. Booth 6-8
J. Pye/H. McCubbin d R. Bail/K. Bartlett 8-1
D. Pye/G. Englezos lt T. Jensen/E. Booth 2-8
Heywood 6-61 d Tyrendarra Surry 3-32
I. Grayson/A. Sadler d M. Hutchinson/N. Keiller 8-0
A. Sadler/L. Sadler d N. Keiller/L. Batten 8-0
I. Grayson/L. Sadler d M. Hutchinson/L. Batten 8-1
M. Bunworth/G. Macklin lt J. Down/M. Keiller 6-8
G. Macklin/F. Dunn lt M. Keiller/M. Dyson 1-8
M. Bunworth/F. Dunn lt J. Down/M. Dyson 6-8
I. Grayson/M. Bunworth d M. Hutchinson/J. Down 8-2
A. Sadler/G. Macklin d N. Keiller/M. Keiller 8-2
L. Sadler/F. Dunn d L. Batten/M. Dyson 8-3
Lawn 6-44 d Heywood 3-32
E. Dennis/P. Knight lt R. Simons/T. Coustley 0-6
P. Knight/A. Rogers lt T. Coustley/J. Gray 3-6
E. Dennis/A. Rogers d R. Simons/J. Gray 6-5
Co. Perkins/Cl. Perkins d J. Garrugia/A. Campbell 6-3
Cl. Perkins/H. Milligan d A. Campbell/E. Sadler 6-1
Co. Perkins/H. Milligan d J. Farrugia/E. Sadler 6-0
E. Dennis/Co. Perkins d R. Simons/J. Farrugia 6-3
P. Knight/Cl. Perkins lt T. Coustley/A. Campbell 5-6
A. Rogers/H. Milligan d J. Gray/E. Sadler 6-2
Drumwood 7-46 d Tyrendarra 2-30
J. McKenzie/N. McDowell d M. Dyson/C. Reefman 6-0
N. McDowell/P. Clover d C. Reefman/W. Batten 6-0
J. McKenzie/P. Clover d M. Dyson/W. Batten 6-4
G. Howard/E. Jeal lt G. Englezos/L. Dyson 3-6
E. Jeal/R. Howard lt L. Dyson/Y. Turnbull 1-6
G. Howard/R. Howard d G. Englezos/Y. Turnbull 6-4
J. McKenzie/G. Howard d M. Dyson/G. Englezos 6-1
N. McDowell/E. Jeal d C. Reefman/L. Dyson 6-5
P. Clover/R. Howard d W. Batten/Y. Turnbull 6-4
Grayson guides Heywood to tough victory
RISING Heywood tennis player Hannah Grayson has
described her side's round six Surry District Tennis
Association victory over Tyrendarra as "tough", saying
there were a number of sets that went right down to
Heywood maintained its position on top of the ladder
with the win on their home court however it took a hard
fought battle to get there, with a third of the sets on the day
requiring the winning combination to take a ninth game.
Grayson was a key fgure in the win, producing an
impressive three set wins on the day despite stepping up
from the number three position to play at number one.
The young left hander said the move was a tactical one
by the side to match her natural game against the one of
the strengths of Tyrendarra number one Judy O'Connell.
"I've played three each week this season but with Kerri
(Colliver) out this week I stepped up to take her spot,"
"Usually against Tyrendarra we put Kerri at one, Jodi
(Nash) at two and myself at three because Kerri and I are
left handed and Judy likes to hit across the court, so she
would be hitting towards our forehand, so that was our
thinking behind it."
The move appeared to work, with Grayson and Nash
getting through the top-seeded women's set 8-5 to set
their side on the path of victory.
Nash and Emma Lynch whipped through the lowest
seeded women’s set against frst time A graders Amy
Orchard and Ashleigh Dyson 8-2 however the fnal
women's set did not come quite so easily.
Grayson and Lynch looked to be controlling the set early
until some strong play from O'Connell and Dyson put
the pressure back on the Heywood pair, who began to
falter before recovering to fnish the set ahead 9-7, giving
Heywood a clean sweep of the women's sets.
Grayson said O'Connell and Dyson had certainly made
Lynch and herself work for the set.
"It was a tough match and mine and Emma's set was
extremely tough against Judy and Ashleigh.
"I think Emma and I were going well at the start and
then we got a little frustrated in the middle and had a little
slump, but we were able to get back into the game and
fnish it off.
"Ashleigh had some really good net shots and Judy is just
constantly consistent, you just have to try and do the best
you can against her."
It was fortunate for the home side that their women made
a clean sweep of their sets because on the men's court
things were not panning out so well.
The opening two sets in the men's were both nail biters,
with Daniel Polkinghorne and Phil Graham getting the
upper hand late in the top seeded set to win 9-7 over
Nathan Butler and Rodney Schack.
Graham and Schack, who seems to play more games per
match than any other player this season, found themselves
stuck in another arm wrestle shortly after, with Graham
and Ashley Orchard taking a second set for Tyrendarra
when they held on in a tie-breaker to win 9-8 before
Polkinghorne and Ashley Orchard completed a clean
sweep of the men’s with an 8-6 win over a defant young
combination of Butler and Daniel Lynch.
Tyrendarra quickly got the upper hand in the top seeded
mixed set, with Polkinghorne in brilliant touch and able to
do no wrong, leading to an 8-2 win alongside O'Connell.
Schack and Grayson continued their strong form as a
pairing this season with an 8-5 win in the second mixed set
for Heywood to again level the scores, leaving the match
resting on the fnal set between siblings Emma and Daniel
Lynch and Tyrendarra's Ashley Orchard and Dyson.
While Grayson laughed there were a few nervous
Heywood people on the sidelines wondering how the
communication between brother and sister would go in the
pressure situation the result turned out well for Heywood,
with the Lynch's taking a comfortable 8-5 win to close out
the match 5-65 to 4-56 Heywood's way.
Grayson and Polkinghorne both went through the match
undefeated on the day.
It was a defning moment for Grayson, who burst onto
the A grade scene fresh out of juniors in what was a real
baptism of fre for herself and Emma Lynch at the time.
Grayson, who is now a seasoned A grade player despite
still being a teenager, said while it was challenging in her
frst few seasons of A grade she could appreciate how
benefcial it had been for her development as a player and
she urged other young players showing some ability to
challenge themselves to play at the higher grade.
"I think being pushed when I was younger, going straight
from B grade to A grade was a good thing because I really
got pushed and I learned different techniques and how to
play the stronger players.
"I think being a young kid and going into A grade at such
a young age was a really good thing and I think it should
happen to most young kids who good at a younger age.
"Instead of being in A reserve and not being able to
be pushed, being in A grade has served me well for my
Grayson said she now felt more comfortable lining up
against some of the leading players of the association,
such as O'Connell, saying it was all about the mindset
she took into not just each set, but each individual point.
"I think I just get into a different mindset and try to think,
she is just another player, this is just another point, I just
have to try my best against such a good player.
"I don't think, I'm playing Judy O'Connell, I am just
playing a normal tennis player.
"In my mind every time I hit the ball I am just thinking,
get it over and in, over and in and occasionally try
"My form has been pretty good so far this season; I guess
a bit of practice here and there helps a bit.
"I just have to make sure my ground strokes actually go
in the court."
One sided result at Lawn
DRUMBORG proved too strong for
Lawnborg in round six of the Surry
District Tennis Association on Saturday,
recording a 9-0 sweep at Lawn.
The match started off relatively
competitively, with the opening men's set
arguably the feature set of the day.
Featuring three Mibus brothers, with
Aiden and Nathan playing for Drumborg
and Lyndon lining up with Lawnborg
alongside Declan Simons, it took 16
games to decide a winner, with the
Drumborg pairing getting ahead 9-7 at
The top seeded women's set was also the
closest, with Drumborg's Kylie Rogers
and Joss Hoogstraten managing to take
a tight 8-6 win over Lyn Johannesen and
From there the momentum continued to
build for Drumborg, with the fnal four
sets of the match resulting in 8-1 wins to
Drumborg, who took the match 9-73 to
DRUMBORG'S Tim Holland was in brilliant form on Saturday, helping his side to a
clean sweep in the Surry District Tennis Association A grade competition.
Picture: ELLY HATELEY 13130eh36
DRUMBORG'S Joss Hoogstraten charges into a volley
at the net.
Picture: ELLY HATELEY 131130eh40
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