Thorny Devils off to a flyer

With the temperatures soaring Twilight Tennis resumed this week but did little to dampen the players enthusiasm and some good tennis matches resulted.

The match of the round between CMAD and Bulldogs was an entertaining tussle which resulted in a draw.

Both teams struggled to gain ascendancy and see sawed until it came down to the last match.

Down love 40 in the deciding game, the CMAD pair of Yates and Rowbottom showed cool heads and steadier nerves to claw their way back and pinch the deciding match to even the result.

CMAD 5 sets 25 games to Bulldogs 5 sets 25 games.

The Undertakers were busy preparing a plot to defeat Framers 5.

Both teams down in numbers but in the end the Undertakers prevailed to win 4 sets to 2.

In the second division Scrubs cleaned up Netchix 7 sets to 2. Netchix got off to a good start but Scrubs steadied and took control.

Bonnie McKenzie and Lyn Edson won their matches well whilst Emily Howard was in Netchix best players.

Not much is more certain than Minions will be cooking the BBQ in this seasons Final.

Unfortunately, they ran up against a red hot Slippery Gypsies who have maintained a strong line up all season and won 9-2.

Dave H and Dylan P were amongst the best whilst Brad L and Ravin G managed to get a point in their tied matches.

In the remaining match Thorny Devils and Midweekers + also had a close fought match with Thorny Devils prevailing 7-4.

Thorny Devils were off to a flyer with their guns Barry Fryar and Stuart Paul in good form.

Midweekers + clawed their way back through the efforts of Robyn place and Helen Kitchin but could not hold off a determined Thorny Devils team.

 ASSOCIATION NEWS

The annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday, February 26.

As always it is an important time of the year and this year there has been some discussion on a decision to change the timing of our normal season.

A survey is being sent out to gauge peoples thoughts.

We would like all clubs and teams to give it serious thought and be in a position to perhaps make an informed decision if it was felt to be beneficial.

Black armbands and a minute’s silence was observed last week in respect to the recent sad loss of Jan Riordan.

Jan, was the wife of Life Member and Association legend Terry Riordan and was also a hard worker for tennis in Port Augusta.

Contact the Port Augusta Tennis Association on ptaugtennis@gmail.com.