Village’s tough win sees it creep into top four

December 06, 2016

The section one clash between Echuca Village and Rochester 2 was full of long rallies, with Village creeping into fourth position after round seven of the Campaspe Tennis Association on Saturday.

It was a fiery battle between the two teams with only eight games separating them at the end of 13 sets.

Winning eight sets, Village was strong in both singles matches with Callum Egan ending up tied with Rochy’s Justin Coghill 6-6.

Tim Harley came out on top of Matt Coghill 6-4 in the other match.

‘‘The match saw a strong start from the men and some hotly contested female and mixed matches,’’ Village’s Tim Harley said.

‘‘Special mention to Mary Moss and Jack Quinn who excelled on the day in all their sets especially during the mixed taking out our best and fairest,’’ he said.

The match sent Rochester 2 sliding to sixth position, hoping to redeem themselves tomorrow against seventh-placed Echuca Lawn.

Echuca Village have a tough task ahead of them tomorrow when they host second-placed Rochester 1.

‘‘We look forward to hosting Rochester 1 this week and look to turn around our first round loss to them earlier in the year,’’ Tim said.

It wasn’t much of a battle between the Echuca South teams in another section one match at Rochester this week.

Echuca South 1 blew Echuca South 2 out of the water defeating them 10 sets to 2.

Holding them to just three sets and 37 games the Echuca South 1 team dominated in all matches cementing fifth spot on the ladder.

The scoreboard looks slightly better than last week for Echuca South 2 who was dominated by first-placed Rich River, only winning two sets.

Sitting firmly in last position the side will travel tomorrow to face off against third placed LBU 1, who has come off a convincing win against Echuca Lawn.

The disappointing loss, saw Echuca Lawn go down without a set under their belt, only winning 33 games.

In Section 2A, Echuca South 3 maintained its winning streak and their position at the top of the ladder at home last week taking down Rochester 3 8-5.

Seventh-placed Rochester showed South what it was made of, only four games behind at the end of the match.

South’s Aaron and Hayden James dominated their singles matches convincingly both winning 6-2, while Sue and Kate Mulcahy played in the closest match of the day, winning 7-6 against Rochy’s Caroline Fiedler and Rachel Baker.

Two of the men’s doubles matches came fairly cruisy for the competition powerhouse with Zac Fleming seeming to be the secret weapon.

He teamed up with Hayden James winning 6-4 and won with Luca Molluso 6-3.

Echuca South will come up against Elmore tomorrow.

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