Tennis finals come down to the wire
The first of this year's Gladstone District Tennis Association Tuesday night fixture seasons drew to a close this week with two close matches to decide our season one winners. Hugh Rowe continued his winning form from the Country Carnival in Rocky on the week- end, to help Andrew Bauer's team to a six game win over Team Lorella in the Division Two final.
This match was only decided in the second last set of the night, with Hughie and captain Andrew sealing things with a 6-2 win over their classy opponents. It was a case of peaking too early for Team Lorella, the form team throughout the season. Darin Dittman tried hard on the night to lift his team, winning two of his three sets.
The winning team was Hugh Rowe, Karen Laitinen, Andrew Bauer, Jason Laverty and the in- jured Bryan Dicker.
A much closer match was en- joyed by the spectators in the Di- vision Three final, with the two form teams from the season lock- ing horns in the decider.
With both captains, Jeni Tumbers and Kathy Wakefirld, unavailable on the night, the re- maining eight players all played above their ability to ensure a close contest which was only de- cided in the last set of the night. Matt Rayment was the star performer in helping Jeni's team to a three game victory.
Michael Banks was the best performer for Kathy's team, winning two of his three sets. The winning Division Three team is Melanie Dyer, Jeni Tumbers, Matt Rayment, Guy Ayscough and Brenda McGhie. Congratulations to all players.