Kapunda take down Saints in win

The Barossa, Light and Gawler Tennis Combined competition saw one game of division one tennis played over the weekend due to forfeits from Tanunda and South Gawler.

Kapunda v Xavier Saints

Kapunda stormed to a victory over Xavier Saints on the weekend, largely led by the men’s rubbers, by 11-100 to 5-64.

The men’s doubles rubbers were all Kapunda, as they dominated over the board bar one rubber.

Tom Christley and Mick Matters contested against Saints’ David Weekley and Roger Buckby in an intense game of tennis.

Christley and Matters took out a 9-8 result against Weekley and Buckby.

Grant Prior and David Matters teamed for a more commanding scoreline, beating Daniel Roe and Rob Polito 9-4.

In the reverse men’s double rubbers, it was a clean sheet for Kapunda, securing a perfect display.

Grant Prior and Chris Dunnicliff combined for a 6-0 win over Roger Buckby and Daniel Roe.

Tom Christley and David Matters also delivered the identical scoreline to David Weekley and Rob Polito.

Despite the doubles dominance, the men’s singles were divided evenly as Saints hit back.

Tom Christley defeated David Weekley for a 6-3 scoreline.

However, Roger Buckby earned a sweet victory for Saints, going to the wire with Mick Matters to win 7-6.

Grant Prior hit back for Kapunda with a 6-4 victory, toppling Daniel Roe.

However, Rob Polito switched that scoreline for a win over Chris Dunnicliff.

Kapunda’s ladies have gone from strength to strength this season, always managing to provide a positive wherever Kapunda has dropped points.

Jayne Polito and Karen Fisher teamed for a win over Kylie Wendt and Mandy Gerhardy for a positive for Saints, winning 9-7.

Sarah Johnson and Karen Daniel had a terrific run in doubles action, taking out a 9-0 result.

Melanie Leeflang and Jayne Polito defeated Mandy Gerhardy and Karen Daniel 6-4 to hit back for Saints.

Kylie Wendt and Sarah Johnson went to the wire with Karen Fisher and Erin Butcher to win 7-6.

The ladies singles rubbers were mostly Kapunda, sealing a telling result.

Mandy Gerhardy won 6-2 against Melanie Leeflang.

Jayne Polito was the shining light for Saints, defeating Kylie Wendt 6-3.

Karen Daniel and Sarah Johnson also earned dominant wins to seal the victory away.

The Barossa, Light and Gawler Combined competition will return to action with full fixtures next week.

Tod Street will look to take on South Gawler in an effort to continue its rampant form and go 15 results undefeated.

Nuriootpa will take on Kapunda as it attempts to thwart its opponents in climbing further up the table, and put itself in a strong position to challenge for the premiership.

Tanunda will host Xavier Saints as the battle at the bottom gathers traction, with one game separating the two bottom sides.

RETURNING HIT: Xavier Saints' David Weekley hits back with aggression against Kapunda.

RETURNING HIT: Xavier Saints' David Weekley hits back with aggression against Kapunda.

SERVING UP: Xavier Saints' Rob Polito readies to line up for a strong serve. Photos: Jess Supple.

SERVING UP: Xavier Saints' Rob Polito readies to line up for a strong serve. Photos: Jess Supple.

FOCUSED: Kapunda gun Grant Prior prepares for another serve against Xavier Saints.

FOCUSED: Kapunda gun Grant Prior prepares for another serve against Xavier Saints.

WATCHING: Xavier Saints' Daniel Roe prepares himself for action.

WATCHING: Xavier Saints' Daniel Roe prepares himself for action.

LINED UP: Kapunda's Chris Dunnicliff lines up a strong return forehand.

LINED UP: Kapunda's Chris Dunnicliff lines up a strong return forehand.