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SAPSASA Tennis state carnival
Barossa & Light Tennis Association SAPSASA 2014 State Carnival. Back:
Eliza King, Caleb Starkey, Charlie Brooks, Leonora Radocaj, Margot Pick,
Nikki Rawlings and Sharee Richardson (coach). Front: Charlie Nolan, Lewis
Cowham, Hugh Evans, Harry Wuttke, Lauren Heinjus and Jonah Baldwin.
Following four weeks of selection training,
a fantastic group of students were chosen to
participate in the Tennis State Carnival from
They played at Broadview and Peake Gardens
Tennis Clubs and came up against some particu-
larly strong competition.
Throughout the week all students achieved
success in their singles matches with Leonora
Radocaj winning every singles match she played.
Many players fought hard to win tiebreaks
and doubles combinations worked well as they
interchanged players throughout the week.
There were close matches with Tea Tree Gully,
Port Adelaide and Salisbury East.
Later in the week Barossa & Light drew with
Upper South East and won against Pirie and
The Hills, Barker and Southern Valley were
too strong this year.
The side finished the week a proud seventh in
Division 2, with Barker winning overall for the
second year running.
The improvement in the children’s ground
strokes and volleys were evident as the week
Their knowledge of the game and serving also
Barossa & Light SAPSASA convenor, Mr David
Murray said that all students played with impec-
cable sportsmanship and displayed a superb level
of tennis etiquette.
Woodside v Mt Torrens Black
The Woodside versus Mount Torrens Black clash
at Woodside was a very tightly contested affair.
Whilst Woodside edged to an early lead winning
three of the first four doubles, the singles matches
finished at 4-32 games.
There was some great tennis on display with
the Darren Lee/Greg Harrison versus JohnPym/
Ben Wilhelm double lasting an hour for the 6-4
Bradon Schoell/Peter Owen took their set 6-4
against Sharp and Pym.
Darren Lee was in great form against John Pym
with his 6-1 victory in the singles and Mel Cole
returned to the side after injury for her 6- 4 win.
Fill-ins for Mount Torrens Brian Norris and
Mark Nevin both had 6-2 wins in their single
The reverse doubles was also very even with
both sides winning two and 16 games with the
result not decided until the last set of the day.
A very competitive day of tennis both on the
courts and the scoreboard.
Mt Pleasant 13-9 d Gumeracha 3-44
Mount Pleasant travelled to Gumeracha and
came home with a win. The day started well for
the visitors winning all the first four doubles.
Steve Schulz and Jason Sabeeney had to recover
from 3-5 to defeat an in-form Lachy Carpenter
and Mark Lang 7-5 .
In the singles Dave Schulz, Matt Schulz and
Nick Seager recorded 6-0 wins, while the set of
the afternoon was Mark Lang winning over Jason
Sabeeney 6-4. This set had it all with great tennis
from both parties. Dean Olsen played some smart
tennis to defeat junior Megan Taheny 6-3.
Olsen and partner Josh Lang won Gumeracha’s
third set with a win in the third reverse double 6-3 .
Singles: Lachlan Carpenter (Gumeracha) v S.
Schulz (Mt Pleasant) 1-6; M. Lang v J. Sabeeney
6-4; P. Cornish v N. Seager 0-6; I. Tanner v D.
Schulz 0-6; J. Lang v R. Taheny 5-7; A. Mattschoss
v B. Taheny 1-6; D. Olsen v M. Taheny 6-3; V. Lang
v M. Schulz 0-6.
Doubles: L. Carpenter/M. Lang v S. Schulz/J.
Sabeeney 5-7; P. Cornish/I. Tanner v N. Seager/D.
Schulz 1-6; J. Lang/A. Mattschoss v R. Taheny/B.
Taheny 2-6; D. Olsen/V. Lang v M. Taheny/M.
Reverse Doubles: L. Carpenter/P. Cornish
v S. Schulz/N. Seager 3-6; M. Lang/I. Tanner v
J. Sabeeney/D. Schulz 2-6; J. Lang/P. Olsen v R.
Taheny/M. Taheny 6-3; A. Mattschoss/V. Lang v
B. Taheny/M. Schulz 4-6 .
Mt Torrens 14-93 d Birdwood 2-38
Mount Torrens played hosts to Birdwood and
the day started with both sides winning two dou-
The set of the day was the top double with
Birdwood’s Jed Russell/Nick Wheeler and Eric
Harrison/Dillon Cotton putting on a very high
standard performance with both sides producing
many classic rallies for those who watched and
deservedly went to a tie-breaker and that also
was high standard.
The young Birdwood pair resisted everything
thrown at them and eventually won 7-4 .
The second double wasn’t far behind. Hayden
Watson/Andrew Green played some outstanding
shots to win 6-3 over Glen Arthur/Cam Smart.
The rest of the day the home side raced away
winning all the singles with Arthur scraping home
6-4 over an unlucky Watson and Robert Young was
pushed all the way before defeating Ben Green 6-3 .
The home side finished the day by winning all
the doubles comfortably.
Singles: E. Harrison (Mt Torrens) v J. Russell
(Birdwood) 6-0; D. Cotton v N. Wheeler 6-2; G.
Arthur v H. Watson 6-4; C. Smart v A. Green 6-3;
R. Young v B. Green 6-3; C. Sumner v C. Fleming
6-1; E. Grafton v M. Ancell 6-0; J. Linke v R.
Gripton 6-1 .
Doubles: E. Harrison/D. Cotton v J. Russell/N.
Wheeler 6-7; G. Arthur/C. Smart v H. Watson/A.
Green 3-6; R. Young/C. Sumner v B. Green/C.
Fleming 6-3; E. Grafton/J. Linke v M. Ancell/R.
Gripton 6-3 .
Reverse Doubles: E. Harrison/G. Arthur v
J. Russell/H. Watson 6-2; D. Cotton/C. Smart v
N. Wheeler/A. Green 6-2; R. Young/E. Grafton v
B. Green/M. Ancell 6-0; C. Sumner/J. Linke v C.
Fleming/R. Gripton 6-1.
Kersbrook Blue 16-97 d Tungkillo 0-20
Kersbrook 10-77 d Birdwood 6-56
Springton d Harrogate (forfeit)
Mt Pleasant d Charleston (forfeit)
Birdwood 5-38 d Mt Pleasant White 4-29
Birdwood had their first win for the season,
eclipsing Mount Pleasant White. There were
strong performances by Birdwood’s Nick Allen
and Callum Reeman winning 6-0, assisted by Jed
Russell with another strong performance, winning
6-2 to help Birdwood on its winning path.
Resistance was shown by Mount Pleasant’s
Ashleigh Schulz 6-1, Callum Lucyk 6-2 and Connor
Van-Balen 6-3 .
In the doubles Birdwood took out the top and
third doubles to see them win.
Kersbrook 5-39 d Kersbrook Blue 4-36
Springton 8-53 d Mt Pleasant 1-24
Springton had an easy win over Mount
Pleasant. Kari Hentscke played her first game
for Springton had a close one only missing out by a
game in the end 5-6 to Emily Hargrave-McGowan
and the only set conceded.
Another close one went Springton’s way this
time with Lana Beeson narrowly defeating
Rebecca Coventry also 6-5 .
Springton’s Nikki Rawlings and Hollie Gum
both took out their singles 6-1 defeating Nathan
Hockley and Rachel Hockley respectively.
Erin Schofield and Josiah Lanthois also took
out their singles 6-3 to Breanna Elvey and Laura
Coventry. Springton played well to take out the
Kersbrook Blue 5-44 d Gumeracha 4-34
After moving up from C2’s, Kersbrook Blue
continued their winning form beating Gumeracha
in a nail biter.
In a very high standard of doubles, Kersbrook
came out slightly in front two sets to one. Top
doubles Josh Bergman and Connor Willsmore
defeated Cooper Weinert and Max Trollope 6-5 .
Kersbrook then won the third double with Jessica
Scott and new recruit Anneliese Howard defeating
Jelena Mik and Toby Van Dyck 6-2.
Gumeracha fought back strongly winning the
second double 6-2 with Elijah Jong and Nicole
Tilley defeating Angus Randell and Mitchell
In the singles, Gumeracha fought hard winning
the first three singles, but Kersbrook bounced
back winning the last three sets to win overall
by one set.
Kersbrook 6-47 d Mt Torrens 3-28
Mt Pleasant 5-40 d Kersbrook 4-41
Mount Pleasant had a close win against a
visiting Kersbrook. Sean Doyle/Max Bubner for
Mount Pleasant won the top double 6-5 after some
great rallies against Kersbrook’s Belinda Coates/
Annabelle Pinchbeck. Kersbrook took the next two
doubles 6-2 and 6-5 with some fantastic points
played by both sides.
Aish James/Wake for Kersbrook won the third
single 6-3 against Lauren Schulz and Mikaela
Jones for Mount Pleasant battled well to beat
Kane Willsmore 6-3. Will Tagg was too strong for
Zander Hughes winning 6-0 and Will Bubner had
a good birthday winning 6-1 in his first game in
the C2’s against Ethan Groverman.
Mount Pleasant won the top two singles 6-4 to
win the morning overall.
Mt Torrens 8-53 d Cudlee Creek 1-19
Mt Torrens 7-30 d Mt Pleasant 2-13
Mount Torrens defeated Mount Pleasant, al-
though the final score did not reflect on the close
games that were played, with a number of games
resulting in multiple ‘deuces’ which could have
gone either way.
Ella Horner for Mount Torrens played a con-
sistent singles game against Cooper Montgomery.
There were some good contests between the two,
but Ella proved to be too strong, with a number
of firm returns.
Mitchell Pym for Mount Torrens also enjoyed
a consistent game against Thomas Edwards, with
Thomas coming very close to breaking serve a
number of times however Pym held out.
Dylan Burgess for Mount Torrens was up
against Chantel Doyle. The final score for this
match certainly did not reflect the games played;
both served extremely well, and Chantel had
some exceptional returns. There were a number
of deuces for each game, which could have gone
either way, well done to both players.
Jordan Pym played Evan Deverix; again Evan
delivered some impressive serves and returns,
however Jordan proved to be too strong.
Alex Kowald for Mount Torrens and Annalise
Drever-Borchardt were having a ripper match,
with very close games throughout until Annalise
sadly had a nasty fall, and retired due to injury.
Millie Kowald took on Cooper Montgomery
of Mount Pleasant who filled in for an absent
player. As a beginner to the game Millie showed
a lot of potential, but Cooper was on fire and was
hard to beat.
The doubles matches again were close, with a
number of games going to deuce and good rallies.
The highlight match was between Alex and Millie
Kowald from Mount Torrens against Evan Deverix
and Thomas Edwards. This game went on and on,
with numerous deuces. Again, it could have gone
either way but Mount Pleasant’s Evan and Thomas
proved to be too strong, and won the match 4-2.
Harrogate 8-32 d Springton 1-12
Torrens Valley Tennis
Emily Koch playing for Lyndoch in
Laura Douglas playing for Lyndoch
in Division 1.
Dylan Sharman playing for Nuriootpa in Division 1.
Nuriootpa Junior matches
Division 3: Nuri Gold 3-21 def. by Tanunda
Maddi Hegarty worked hard on court in her last
match before jetting off on an overseas exchange.
It is very hard getting a handle on Maddi’s
scoreline as her ever smiling demeanor masks
her quiet determination.
Daisy Evans hobbled around the court, putting
on a brave face and struck some nice blows.
Will Hegarty gave another solid exhibition and
showed good concentration to finish off a rain
Hugh Evans was in the same boat and came
out after the squeegees to sweep his opponent
off the court.
Maddi and Daisy tried valiantly in their double
but couldn’t quite get there, even with Maddi
covering a lot of territory.
Will and Hugh played purposeful tennis and
looked very sharp especially at net with some
Division 5: Nuri 1-18 def. by Freeling 5-35
The Nuriootpa team travelled to Freeling to
play on Saturday.
Kimberly Hodges showed some great form with
a borrowed racquet, but after some long rallies
was beaten 3-6 .
Jasper Stokoe displayed some great forehand
shots to be beaten 3-6 .
Lachlan Smith had the longest singles match
of the day, with some good shots but was also
Tristan Redden dusted off his racquet to fill in
and after levelling the score to 3 games all, was
also beaten 3-6 .
Kimberly and Tristan teamed up for doubles,
with some games going to deuce, but their op-
ponents were too good, taking the set in straight
Jasper and Lachlan are becoming a great little
doubles combination, with their communication
having improved a lot since the start of the season.
In a tough match, they took the set 6-5, for
Nuri’s only win of the day.
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