Albury Tennis Association action hotting up

FORREST Hill Eagles edged out club mates Blues in their Albury Tennis Association section one men’s pennant clash on Saturday.

The Eagles were slow to warm up with Blues claiming the opening singles rubbers.

Cameron Scholz, Ken Wurtz and Matthew Paull improved as the afternoon went on finishing seven games ahead.

David Lake a two-set winner for Blues.

Thurgoona Jets had the advantage of two tie break wins in their 5-43 to 1-34 game triumph over Forrest Hill Galahs.

Andrew Healy, Garth Quast and Tom Urbanavicius were solid all day while Ashley Wurtz claimed a singles for Galahs.

Mark Shanahan lost just three games in St Patricks/Diggerville’s comprehensive defeat of Wodonga Bulldogs.

In the ladies, the closest match was between TAGS and Thurgoona Slammers with the former home four sets to two.

Lara Wighton, Sam Chant and Cameron Goss all played a part in the victory with Chris Clark best for Slammers.

Forrest Hill, last summer’s premiers, opened their season with a comprehensive win over Wodonga Dodgers and Wodonga Larrikins easily accounted for Wodonga Tigers.

St Patricks-Diggerville and Forrest Hill Wombats enjoyed a tight tussle, just one of four such encounters in section two men.

Rory Parnell, Joel Schoff, Phil Shanahan and Mercy Eze started well before Wombats came back strongly.

After regaining momentum, SPD took the points, 5-44 to 3-42 with Alison Tinworth and Hayden McIntosh best for the losers.

Forrest Hill Blues recorded an eight-game win over Forrest Hill Diggers and Stuart Gadd was the key in Albury’s win over Thurgoona.