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Rosellas upset ladder-leader Wallabies

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April 06, 2018

An impressive team effort from Adrian Squires and Mick Kelly enabled the Rosellas to score a dramatic 3-2 victory over ladder-leader, the Wallabies in their A-grade clash last week.

An impressive team effort from Adrian Squires and Mick Kelly enabled the Rosellas to score a dramatic 3-2 victory over ladder-leader, the Wallabies in their A-grade clash last week.

Both players produced a magnificent performance to win a singles each before snaring the vital doubles 21-9, 13-21, 21-16 in a high-standard match.

Wallabies’ Ashley Duns kept his unbeaten record intact, just, with Squires taking him to three close sets.

Duns fought back hard after losing the first game, but starred to win the next two to seal the match.

Teammate Daniel Dokka played some great shots in support.

A fired-up Possums showed they had eyes for the finals when they easily overcame Taipans, playing brilliantly for a 4-1 victory.

Col Exton was the player of the match, winning both singles in a stunning performance.

Bruce Forster continued his good form, playing well to win a singles before combining with Exton for a comfortable doubles victory.

Meanwhile, Echidnas continued their winning streak, trouncing Plovers 4-1 in a high-standard clash.

Jeff Austen was at his best, playing strongly to win both singles in style.

He had powerful support from Carol Perry who posted a classy singles win before teaming with Austen for a straight-sets doubles victory.

Owls were too strong for Kookaburras, with John Bajada leading the team to an easy 4-1 victory.

He accounted for both singles in a standout performance. He had great support from Dean Bajada who played his best table tennis this season to account for a tight singles victory before combining for a straight-sets doubles win.

B-grade

Outstanding player, Beth Grant was in top form to lead Gliders to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Numbats.

She showed her class to easily win both singles in a fine display.

Grant then combined with Jenny Sawyer for an impressive straight-sets doubles victory to wrap up the match.

Numbats fought hard, with John Spencer and Heather Crawford playing extremely well to win a singles each.

In another hard-fought encounter, Wombats just held on, prevailing for a tense 3-2 victory over Bullants in a classic match up.

Jack McNulty maintained his good form to win both singles in convincing manner.

Outstanding junior Sienna Irwin was in great form, playing well to win a singles to seal the match.

Redbacks scored an upset 4-1 victory over the more fancied Eagles, with Pauline Hooper showing great courage to win both singles in an awesome display.

She had good support from John Bradshaw who was in top form to win a singles before teaming with Hooper for a hard-fought doubles victory.

Mozzies showed no mercy to Frogs. Coby Linke and Nicole Irwin had a runaway 5-0 victory, accounting for all their matches comfortably.

C-grade

Promising junior, Jackson Squires was elated, after leading Crickets to an outstanding 4-1 victory over Hawks.

The youngster won both singles to gain the player of the match award. It was the first time he had won both singles in a match.

Andrea Cathcart was in fine touch, winning a singles before teaming with Squires for a comfortable doubles victory.

Magpies were too strong for Falcons, with top player Helen Sharp impressing by winning both singles in a stylish display, in their 4-1 victory.

Paul Watson played well for Falcons, winning a singles in a tight game. New player, Elliot McCallum showed great improvement in his overall game.

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