Ashley Duns put on a show when he led Wallabies to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Possums in round 10 of the Benalla Table Tennis Association’s A-grade winter pennant competition last week.
He accounted for both singles in an impressive display, with support from Brian Perry, who had a singles win in three close sets.
In another close encounter, Owls toppled Rosellas 3-2 in a hard-fought clash. John Bajada combined with Steve McCallum to take the doubles in straight sets.
Ladder-leaders Kookaburras beat Taipans 4-1. Jeff Austen rose to the occasion to win both singles in style.
Plovers took the points from Echidnas in a 4-1 victory. Gavan Crothers starred in the win.
Eagles held their ground for a tight 3-2 victory over Frogs in a tough affair. Pauline Hooper was the star of the match.
Redbacks were too strong for Wombats, dominating the match for a 4-1 victory. Henning Aretz was the standout, winning both singles.
Gliders were on top of their game to defeat Numbats 3-2. Nicole Irwin was in top form to account for both singles.
A fired up Mozzies outplayed Bullants in a 5-0 victory.
Hawks just held on to defeat Crickets 3-2 in a close encounter. The side claimed the doubles in a tight three-setter.
Magpies were too talented for Koalas, enjoying a 5-0 victory.
LADDER AT ROUND 10:
A-grade: Kookaburras 36, Owls 32, Wallabies 28, Rosellas 24, Plovers 20, Possums 16, Taipans 4, Echidnas 0.
B-grade: Gliders 32, Numbats, Eagles 28, Wombats 24, Mozzies 20, Frogs 16, Redbacks 12, Bullants 0.
C-grade: Crickets, Hawks 24, Magpies 20, Koalas 8.
The Hawks won a close 3-2 match against the Tigers in a tight contest last week.
The Cranes had their maiden victory of the season, defeating the Farmers 3-2. Tom Smith won both of his singles, while Butler and Pete Smith won a singles each.
The Cockies had a 5-0 win over the Wedgies in a convincing display.
The Saints fought off the Turtles to win 4-1. The three-game doubles was close with the Saints finally reaching 26 to 24 points to win the last game.
Vixens walloped the Sharks 5-0.
A-grade: Bombers 12, Eagles 10, Falcons 9, Hawks 8, Tigers 4, Wombats 4, Farmers 1, Cranes 0.
B-grade: Cockies 10, Vixens 10, Saints 8, Turtles 4, Sharks 3, Wedgies 1.