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Taipans on mission

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April 19, 2017

With only three rounds of the table tennis summer pennant competition left to be played, Taipans among others are producing spectacular match in a last ditch effort to make the finals.

With only three rounds of the table tennis summer pennant competition left to be played, many teams are producing spectacular matches in a last-ditch effort to make the finals.

A-grade

In A-grade action last week, Taipans showed they are a force to be reckoned with when they upset the highly fancied Kookaburras to score a hard-fought 3-2 victory.

Lee Horan and Matt Gill were in fine touch, playing steadily to win a singles each before wrapping up the match with a straight-sets doubles victory.

Brian Harrington again starred for Kookaburras, playing impressively to win both singles in straight sets.

A determined Possums outfit bounced back from its last-round loss to overcome Rosellas, going on to a solid 3-2 victory in a tense match.

Michelle Feldtmann and Jeff Austen stayed focused to win a singles each and then sealed the match with a straight-sets doubles victory.

Adrian Squires was the standout, winning both singles in easy fashion.

Meanwhile, Echidnas had a close encounter with top-team Wallabies, with Apoorv Saxena at his brilliant best to win both singles in a great top-spin display.

He had solid support from Ray Grant, combining well to take out the doubles in a 13-21, 21-19, 21-19 marathon.

An impressive performance from John Bajada enabled Owls to post a convincing 4-1 victory over Plovers.

He was at his best to account for both singles with John Holschier playing defiantly to win one.

B-grade

A magnificent effort from Nicole Irwin resulted in Redbacks scoring a sensational 3-2 victory over Frogs.

She continued her good form to account for both singles in a fine display before combining with Lois Hermiston.

In another pressure match up, Gliders just held on to defeat Wombats 3-2 in a thriller.

Graeme Sharp and Kaleb Lissenden produced good form to win a singles each before teaming brilliantly.

Bullants scored an upset win over the more-fancied Eagles, fighting hard for a gallant 3-2 victory.

John Bradshaw and Bill Sharp won the hard-fought doubles match.

Numbats burst through to take the lead in the competition, posting an impressive 4-1 victory over Mozzies.

Coby Linke and Brian Perry took control of the match early and went on to a comfortable win.

C-grade

Doves fought back from a slow start to overcome Hawks for a sensational 3-2 victory.

Henry Hill starred for Doves, playing brilliantly to win both singles.

Ladder-leader Koalas were too strong for Magpies, enjoying a 4-1 victory in style.

Falcons moved up the ladder with a convincing 4-1 victory over Crickets.

Andrea Cathcart rose to the occasion, playing superbly to win both singles.

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