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Tod Street’s unbeaten run continues
THE Barossa & Gawler Combined
tennis division one table is starting
to take shape after Friday night's
round 11 results.
Undefeated league-leader Tod Street
powered to a 14-95 to 2-49 victory in
a top-of-the-table clash with injury-hit
rival Xavier Saints.
Although the overall score line
suggests otherwise, it was a high-
Tod Street looked in trouble early on,
with Xavier playing tight doubles in
three of the four opening matches, but
Tod Street steadied to take both men's
and the top ladies' doubles to get off
to a good start.
The highlights of the evening were the
ladies' and men's top singles rubbers.
Highly fancied Xavier lady Indi Arna
Morris took on Tod Street gun Amy
Turner with power serving and heavy
groundstrokes thrilling the crowd.
Morris took out the match 6-1, having
played the big moments slightly better
than Turner, in a match that hinged on
only a few points.
In the men's, Tod Street numero uno
Ben Dickson took out the sublimely
talented Jayden Ruediger in an
Ruediger threatens to dominate each
time he takes the court, but consistent
net aggression from Dickson saw him
take out the match, 6-4.
Elsewhere, Nuriootpa (13-102) took
over second place on the table from
Xavier with a big win over Tanunda
Meanwhile, fourth-placed Kapunda
had a big 15-103 to 1-39 win over a
South Gawler team lacking options
early in this new year.
A bright light for South on the night
was the 6-0 singles win to Melissa
Ruciack over Kapunda's Karen
In division two, Vine Vale smashed
Nuriootpa 14-101 to 2-36 -- a win that
sees the side stay in a close second
position on the table.
Vine Vale is a strong chance of taking
out this year's premiership in division
two, with Steven Standish, Wayne
Noack, Megan Samian and Jodie
Dahlitz providing the talent week in,
For Nuriootpa, it was a lean night with
only Benjamin Kurtz, Mandy White
and Fahina Fatefehi tasting success.
Meanwhile, Kapunda (8-74) scored an
upset win over Angaston (8-70), on
the back of dominant performances by
ladies Anne-Marie Brown and Jessica
Kapunda men's Nick Wuttke and
David Cobbledick contributed a handy
singles win each to secure the result.
The win lifted Kapunda from the
bottom of the ladder and prevented
Angaston from taking over from Tod
Street in the top four.
Finally, Lyndoch remained in third
place with a 9-78 to 7-70 win over
Brilliantly led by the timeless
Alan Carmody, the Lyndoch male
contingent set up the victory with a
seven rubbers to one start.
Tod Street junior Holly Sanders was
outstanding, winning all three sets on
the night, and was well-supported by
Heather Jayson and Renata Heintze,
who racked up two sets apiece.
Kapunda 15-103 d South Gawler 1-39; Tod Street 14-95 d
Xavier 2-49; Nuriootpa 13-102 d Tanunda 3-52.
Kapunda 8-74 d Angaston 8-70; Willaston 16-108 d Xavier
0-0; Lyndoch 9-78 d Tod Street 7-70; Vine Vale 14-101 d
Willaston v Virginia (N/A); Willaston United 11-74 d Tod
Street 5-68; Roseworthy 9-80 d Lyndoch 7-70.
DivisionOne P W L D PTS
SouthGawler 11 2 9 0 4
Willaston 21, Vine Vale 15, Lyndoch 14, Tod Street 11,
Angaston 10, Xavier 10, Kapunda 4, Nuriootpa 3.
one loss to
Country champs again!
BAROSSA & Gawler Combined
tennis has once again flexed
its muscles, winning the John
Fitzgerald Shield for the best
performed association at last
week's WTC (World Tennis
Challenge) Country Carnival.
This is the third time the association
has won the shield in its 15-year
existence -- the first coming in 2010
-- an achievement which association
co-ordinator Grant Daniels said
shows the competitiveness of
Barossa & Gawler Combined.
"Generally, the bigger associations
win because there are more teams,
but this year we came up with
the goods -- it's a real buzz to be
involved down there," he said.
"We had 50 juniors and 20 seniors
-- we had all age groups filled."
The association sent 11 junior and
four senior teams to the event, at
Next Generation Memorial Drive,
coming home with five winning
teams and three runners-up.
Each team, consisting of four to five
players, played six matches (six-
game sets) throughout the four-day
event -- they each played a singles
and a doubles match.
Barossa and Gawler's best played
against athletes from Mount
Gambier to Murray Bridge, while
experiencing five different surfaces:
clay, grass, hard court, rebound, and
Local winners included a mixed
team (consisting of Georgia
Cowgill, Jessica Szulc, Darren
Hatcher and Stefan Zimmermann),
the 16-and-under girls, 12-and-
under girls, 12-and-under division
one boys and 10-and-under girls'
Meanwhile, the 16-and-under
division two boys, 14-and-under
division two boys and a 10-and-
under mixed teams were runners-
Daniels said there were standout
players during the event, but, most
importantly, the children were
"We got some good comments from
the new youngest players about the
experience and the word 'fun' was
the first word they used -- another
said it was, 'better than footy
clinics'," he said.
"Every year there are some new
young faces and older faces all
playing to support this event, as a
regular time of the year to travel
to Adelaide and represent their
"It's a good chance for players to
reconnect with people they may not
see for 12 months."
Players, and their parents, were also
thrilled to meet former Australian
superstar Mark Philippoussis,
who played in the World Tennis
Challenge and came to the
presentations to sign and have
photos taken with the participants.
ABOVE: Barossa & Combined 12 and under girls championship-winning team (L-R)
Erin McLaughlin, Keeley Silvy, Olivia Wuttke and Ella Habermann.
LEFT: BL&G Country Tennis Team 2017 - The Barossa & Gawler Combined tennis
team at the WTC Country Carnival - Back (L-R:) Alex Liebelt, Shay Linke, Ella
Habermann, Jayden Matz, Erin Mc Laughlin, Lauren Heinjus, Shannon Willis, Dylan
Liebelt, Hugo Graetz, Lauchlan Scott, Stella Giannitto, Alan Carmody, Darcy Smith,
Tim Smith, Damian McGee, Brayden Doherty, Nick Wuttke, Jose Len, Grant Daniel
and John Lane. Middle (L-R:) Parker Saunders, Bow Habermann, Will Schmidt, Liam
Delaney, Jack Weckert, Breanna Low, Holly Sanders, Amy Turner, Brianna Done, Jade
Delaney, Lauchlan Smith, Kimberly Seelander and Julie Carmody. Front (L-R:) Maddie
Schmidt, Harry Hayes, Hudson Nicolia, Keeley Silvy, Olivia Wuttke, Ella Johnson,
Kaisha Menzel and Harry Wuttke.
Barossa & Combined 16 and under girls championship-winning team (L-R) Jade
Delaney, Holly Sanders, Amy Turner and Brianna Done.
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