Weather plays havoc with fixtures

THE weather continues to play havoc with tennis, this time causing last Wednesday night’s Wide Bay Australia fixtures to be abandoned before all sets were completed.

Three of the five matches were declared a tie, while the other two were sufficiently advanced for a winner to be declared.

Rob Hardie and Joe Lang, of team three, had a good 6-1 win over team 11’s Wayne Eddy and John Murphy in their first set but the team 11 pair won the return set 6-2.

Team three’s other combination, Jason Meiers and Helen Afflick, did the opposite, losing their first set to team 11’s Loren Flanders and Liz O’ Sullivan but winning the return set 6-4.

Another reversal of results came when team 12’s Leanne Grogan and Lyn McGoldrick were successful 6-3 in their first set against team two’s Michael Reid and Susan Reiss but the team two combination took the return set 6-2.

Ladies midweek fixtures were more fortunate yesterday, with the rain holding off until the morning’s play was completed.

In A-grade, team five’s Philippa Scarborough, Robyn Piper, Margaret Keightley and Val Killer just pipped team four’s Betty Searle, Sue Jones, Joy Gibbs and Wendy Norville after a succession of long games.

The result was similar in reserve grade, where team five’s Nola Homann, Leanne Grogan and Jenny Dingle defeated team four’s Judy Mason, Myrtle Beddow and Kerry Hodgkinson 26-23.

Players should advise of their availability to travel to Gympie on March 6 at this Sunday’s seniors tennis club afternoon.

Bundaberg and District Tennis Association is eagerly awaiting news of the fields for its Pro Tour event in early April.

Bundaberg residents are advised to mark April 9 and 10 on their calendars, because they are assured of excellent tennis in the semi-finals and finals played that weekend.



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