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Strong performance from Taipans

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March 01, 2017

The Benalla Tabe Tennis Club is back underway for its 13th year with a summer tournament.

Practice makes perfect for players at the Benalla Table Tennis Club.

The club is into its best year in the community, with more than 50 players competing weekly competitors across three grades.

The first day of the round-robin was played on February 14 with the most recent round played last Tuesday evening.

A-grade

A strong performance enabled the Taipans to score a solid 3-2 victory over the Kookaburras in round two of A-grade.

Lee Horan and Matt Gill were in top form, winning a singles match each before taking out the doubles in straight sets.

Brian Harrington was the standout winning both singles matches in style.

A determined John Bajada led the Owls to an emphatic 4-1 victory over the Plovers.

Ashley Duns displayed his class to win both singles against the Echidnas, with Cooper Irwin chipping in for one. They won the doubles in straight sets.

B-grade

The Gliders had a close encounter with the Wombats, holding on for a gallant 3-2 victory.

Gil Smith was in top form, winning both singles in a stylish display while junior Kaleb Lissenden enjoyed his first singles win to give the Gliders the points.

The Redbacks were too experienced for the Frogs with Carol Perry and Nicole Irwin playing strongly for a 5-0 victory.

The Eagles’ Beth Grant put in another convincing performance to lead her team to a 4-1 victory over the Bullants.

Grant’s performance saw her take care of both singles matches with Sienna Irwin rising to the occasion to win one. They then won the doubles in straight sets.

The Wombats had to fight hard to overcome the Mossies, holding on for a tight 4-1 victory. Brian Perry won both singles with Coby Linke also taking one.

C-grade

The Koalas showed plenty of fight to overcome the Doves for a dramatic 3-2 victory.

Youngsters Jackson Squires and Thomas Hill were in fine touch, winning a singles match each before wrapping up the match with an easy straight sets doubles victory.

In another close match, the Magpies held off a determined Falcons outfit, prevailing in a close 3-2 win.

Judy Amery and Ann Began played exceptional table tennis tow in a singles match each before also taking the doubles in three sets.

Avalon Arifin was player of the match winning both singles.

She had good support from Carol and Chay, who also played well and snared singles wins.

●For more information, phone Brian Perry on 57622373.

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