Two draws the feature of Saturday pennant action

Lewis Ahern was superb in St Patrick's-Diggerville's win over Wodonga Bulldogs.
Lewis Ahern was superb in St Patrick's-Diggerville's win over Wodonga Bulldogs.

Two draws featured in Saturday afternoon pennant.

Wodonga Pirates and Wodonga Eagles fought out a classic in section three with Pirates’ Chris Rokahr the only unbeaten player, while James Zacker was the Eagles’ finest.

And three sets from Jeremy Sinclair proved pivotal in Lavington Flamers’ draw with Albury Red in section six. 

Meanwhile in section one men, Forrest Hill Blues grabbed three tight rubbers to topple club-mates Cats. 

Marcus Busch and Matthew Paull fired for the Blues, with Graham Wurtz claiming a singles for Cats.

Jade Culph and Lewis Ahern were superb in St Patricks-Diggerville’s (SPD’s) comfortable win against Wodonga Bulldogs, while a Brendan Liddel-inspired Wangaratta defeated visitors, Forrest Hill Galahs.

Meanwhile, Wodonga Larrikins beat club-mates Dodgers in section one ladies’ closest match.

Jeane Piergrosse was in great touch, while Glenda Martin was Dodgers’ best.

Wodonga Diamonds claimed three tight stanzas, but Wodonga Slammers won three convincingly in a 15-game win with Chelsea Hargreaves and Karen McIntosh best for their respective sides.

Wodonga Tigers navigated the close sets before completing a straightforward win over Thurgoona Jade and  Forrest Hill defeated SPD.

In section two, SPD beat Albury by two sets.

SPD was away quickly with singles wins to Rory Parnell and Phil Shanahan, while Sean Pillay and Rob Cabion narrowed the gap before falling short. 

Michael McMahon was outstanding in Forrest Hill Wombats win over Sacred Heart, with Brendan Hoffman continuing his fine season.

Forrest Hill Diggers, comprising Ross and Gary Graetz, accounted for Thurgoona Sharks, while Wodonga Bushrangers toppled Forrest Hill Magpies. 

In the ladies, SPD grabbed the first three rubbers before Wodonga Silver rallied, with Dionne Hartley unbeaten in the former’s two-set win. 

Glenly’s Chris Jones was superb in the win over Scots Black, while Uiver Park was untroubled against Forrest Hill. 

A dominant fifth rubber by Tony and Harry Grigg helped SPD Black to a two-game triumph over SPD Yellow in section three, with Scott Flegeltueb strong for Yellow.

Peter McMahon’s strong finish ensured Albury’s five-game win over Glenly Blue, while Ian Llewelyn’s three-set haul guided Albury Gold to victory over Sacred Heart.

Wodonga Aces and SPD White posted ladies’ wins.

Forrest Hill Blues defeated Forrest Hill Crows in section four, with Steve Mooney (Blues) in good touch, Glenly Gold defeated SPD Green and Thurgoona Bears handled SPD White. 

Forrest Hill Bombers’ Ryan Tinworth helped seal a five-one win over Wodonga Bears in section five, while in six, Connor Willis was terrific in SPD Purple’s win over Lavington Galahs.

In general news, junior coaching and pennant continues at Albury on Saturday with all standards welcome for a 9.15am registration and $10 fee.

Any inquiries should phone 0418 437 313.

And the junior series of tournaments for under eights through to 16s is at Albury on Sunday morning, with email entries at alburytennis1@bigpond.com or phone 0260-213514 and leave a message.