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Wallabies triumph

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May 17, 2017

At the Benalla Table Tennis Club last week, top-team Wallabies took another step in their bid to take out the A-grade Summer Pennant title.

Wallabies outplayed Taipans to win their semi-final clash 4-1 last week.

Talented junior, Cooper Irwin was outstanding, winning both singles in a spectacular performance. Recent recruit, Ashley Duns was impressive, showing his class to account for both singles to complete the rout.

Taipans Lee Horan and Matt Gill tried hard but could only salvage the doubles in a one sided affair.

In the other semi-final, Rosellas displayed their best form to overcome Owls, enjoying a solid 3-0 victory. Adrian Squires and Bruce Reid both won their opening singles matches in hard-fought three setters, before wrapping up the match with an outstanding 21-15, 17-21, 21-19 doubles victory to move into the grand final.

B-grade

Numbats produced exceptional table tennis to overcome Gliders for a 4-1 victory in their semi-final clash.

Bill Sharp was in great touch to win both singles, with classy junior, Coby Linke playing well under pressure to win one. They then combined well to take out the doubles in three sets.

However, in the other semi-final, Mozzies had to fight back hard against a determined Redbacks, finally prevailing for a tense 3-2 victory. Chris Lee and Richard Morton were in top form, winning a singles each before taking a tight doubles encounter in three sets. Nicole Irwin was the star of the match, winning both singles in a supreme effort.

C-grade

A determined Falcons outfit just edged out Hawks in their clash, holding on for a hard-fought 3-2 victory to make their way to the grand final.

Avalon Arifin put in a magnificent performance to win both singles.

Koalas junior team of James Young and Jackson Squires were too strong for Magpies, winning all their matches for a fine 5-0 victory. The pair were full of confidence, playing great table tennis to easily overcome their opponents.

Grand Finals Draw

A-Grade: Wallabies v Rosellas

B-Grade: Numbats v Mozzies

C-grade: Falcons v Koalas

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