Round 14 of the BLG Summer Tennis season hit off on Friday night with South Lyndoch 10-94 taking its second win in successive weeks with a massive victory over Vine Vale 6-70, leaving division one with a new cellar dweller.
South Lyndoch continued the season long misery for Vine Vale’s men, with Robert Janssen, Alan Carmody, and Ed Liebelt comfortably winning five sets between them.
Vine Vale’s Wayne Noack has been his sides sole highlight this season, and he continued his solid form with three fantastic wins throughout the afternoon.
South’s leading ladies Vanessa Kirby and Sallyanne Lowe put the result firmly beyond doubt as both secured three sets apiece to unceremoniously dump Vine Vale into the relegation zone with only three rounds remaining.
Xavier 9-83 continued to shamelessly flaunt its depth with a well-managed victory over Tanunda 7-66.
The Saints rested spearheads Jayden Reudiger, Robert ‘Complete-o’ Polito, and Indi-Arna Morris.
Polito, in an elite off court performance, took the reins in the Association canteen for the afternoon and showed he may have a future career on the Home Shopping Network as he shifted a freezer full of Zooper-Doopers by mid-afternoon.
Tanunda’s Men kept the Xavier juggernaut honest, with Trent ‘The Baker’ Reilly unbeaten on the afternoon and Justin Menzel claiming two wins to put pressure on the Xavier Ladies.
Predictably, Jayne Polito and Karen Fisher stood tall for the Saints as Xavier eased to its 12th consecutive win to remain unbeaten for the season.
In the final division one match Nuriootpa 11-84 comfortably accounted for Kapunda 5-61 to maintain second place on the ladder.
Tod Street, led by Ben ‘The Special’ Dickson, need to defeat Grant Daniel’s in form Nuriootpa to maintain pressure on Tanunda for the final playoff spot.
Tanunda have a game plus percentage in hand, and the luxury of facing Vine Vale this week, a team you wouldn’t bet stolen money on after eight straight weeks without points.
Division two saw Tod Street division three 9-80 getting over the line against Xavier 7-72 in a tight contest to put themselves in contention for the final playoff position.
Jared Rozman and Steve Nicolai were in scintillating touch for division three, both remaining undefeated on the night to set up a victory that remained in the balance until the final match of the night.
In division three, Willaston 14-91 defeated Willaston United 2-30 in a predictably one sided contest, Lyndoch 14-92 made surprisingly light work of Tod Street Gold 2-40, and Tod Street Blue 12-86 sashayed past Roseworthy 4-51.