Tennis competition is heating up

TENNIS: Competition is heating up on the court.

TENNIS: Competition is heating up on the court.

With three weeks left, tennis competition is heating up in SPTA with everything being very even except for Naracoorte who continue to be undefeated.

They are currently sitting on top of the ladder with 26.

The top six spots make it into the final being split into div 1, div 2 and div 3 and it will certainly be a race to the end between Lucindale koalas, Lucindale wombats and Robe for the top two divisions.

The Koala's will have the easiest run home as they have both the bottom teams to play whereas Robe and the Wombats both face Naracoorte but will both have a home ground advantage.

Back to this week which again saw very one sided outcomes across the association, but the match of the round was a super close game at Lucindale which came down to the top men's doubles.

Anthony McCarthy and Sam Sherwin ended up hanging in there to win 9-7 which gave the wombats the win 13 sets to 11.

Wombats three game winners were A McCarthy, H Tregowth, C Legoe and S Legoe.

For the Roos S Menz, H Pitt, T Handbury and T Ferguson were the three set winners for the day.

With it being the top of the table clash between Naracoorte and Koalas we were hoping for a close one but with both teams missing top end players, Naracoorte's depth proved way too strong for the depleted Koalas side, Naracoorte came out with a huge win at home 19 sets to five sets.

Highlight of the day was juniors Brayden and Charlotte winning in a tie-break after being 1-7 down.

A warm summer's day in Kingston made it tough for players with many iceblocks consumed during breaks to cool down.

Kingston came away with the win in the end with 16 sets to Beachport's eight, however the day did seem much closer than the score line suggests.

Allan Schultz was a star for Beachport winning all three of his sets with ease.

Kingston had four players who won all three for the day including Barry Medwell, Josh Troeth, Shaun Mules and Lou Leidig.

Robe had a strong line up this week to have a very convincing win over the Cockys 20 sets to 4.

The win put them above the cocky's on the ladder to know sit in 4th spot.

The day was certainly closer than it appeared however as four of the six mixed doubles were a tie breaker.

Robe will be looking to have another good next week against Millicent/Beachport and the cocky's will need to win against second placed Koalas to stay in touch with Robe.