Reaching out: Matthew Ahrens, Postel, plays a forehand shot during his match against Schools at Sturt Reserve on Saturday.
Giant killers Swanport continued its winning run with a solid six-set win over second-placed Sportsmen in Saturday’s final round of Murray Bridge lawn tennis before the break.
The Swannies snuck out to a two-set lead after the early doubles thanks mainly to a comeback win by Matt Lindner and Martin ‘Doc’ Altmann in the third double over Phil Marks and Jen Magerkorth.
From there the singles were evenly matched with both sides picking up six.
For Sportsmen, the middle order played well with young gun Alex Cazzolato having a great 7-5 win over Jack Daniels, Darrell Frahn and Phil Marks both had big wins while Jen Magerkorth put an end to youngster Riley Morrell’s recent run with a 6-3 win.
Husband and wife duo Kingsley and Lauren Morrell recorded handy singles wins for Sportsmen.
For Swanport big serving recruit Jamie Honner blasted his way to a three-set day accounting for Nathan Bolt in an entertaining single while Martin and Dave Altmann also remained unbeaten with solid singles wins.
David Schenscher and Helene Altmann both had 6-3 wins while Sarah Crane struck some form with a confidence building win over Donna Altamura.
With the Swannies two sets up going into the final reverse doubles sets they ramped up the pressure to win five of the last six sets to run out comfortable six-set winners and in the process lifted themselves off the bottom of the ladder.
Schools v Postel
Schools continued on their merry way with a big win over Postel in the other fixture.
With Postel missing a couple of key players they were always going to struggling and found themselves four sets down early with Lorraine Vickers and Gail Weinert’s tie-break win over Zach Wachtel and Tom Daniel their only joy in the early doubles.
Things didn’t get much better in the singles section with Schools capturing nine of the 12 matches.
Ash Temby returned to form with a big win while team-mates Kym McFee, Olivia Scholz, Tony Jurgens and Chelsea Hagger also made light work of their opponents.
Youngsters Zach Wachtel and Tom Daniel turned the tables on Vickers and Weinert in their singles encounters, both prevailing 6-4 while Kylie Bormann and Jason ‘Sauce’ Hampel both won their singles 6-3.
For Postel, young Holly Wachtel continued her great season with another good win over Mark Marchetti while Todd Lienert and top gent Anthony Lapinskas both prevailed 6-2 in their encounters.
With the match safely in Schools keeping they took out four of the final six sets to cruise home by 12 sets.
On the run: Tom Daniel, Schools, runs to get the shot during the game against Postel.
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