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Taipans triumphant

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May 05, 2018

The Benalla Table Tennis Club’s summer pennant is heating up as the semi-finals were decided late last night.

After the Ensign’s print deadline, the club held its semi-final in A, B and C-grade.

Last week’s results

A-grade

Taipans caused an upset in round 11, surprising the higher-ranked Plovers with a determined 3-2 victory in a high-standard affair.

John Holschier and Matt Gill played steadily to win a singles each before wrapping up the match with a straight-sets doubles victory in their best performance this season.

Wallabies had to fight back to hold off a determined Owls outfit, prevailing in a tense 3-2 victory.

Ashley Duns was superb in winning both singles in a magnificent display.

Teammate Daniel Dokka was in good form to win the deciding singles in straight sets.

Meanwhile, Kookaburras continued their fight to make the finals in a convincing 4-1 victory over Possums.

Brian Harrington was in top form, winning both singles in a classic display, and was well supported by Rob Erskine.

Top-team Rosellas showed no mercy to Echidnas, producing outstanding table tennis in a 5-0 victory.

Adrian Squires and Mick Kelly were too strong, although Carol Perry gave Squires a scare after taking the first game in their clash.

B-grade

Eagles held on to overcome Gliders 3-2 in a tough encounter.

Henning Aretz and Graeme Sharp played well to win a singles each before sealing the match with a straight-sets doubles victory.

In another close encounter, Redbacks took the points from Mozzies, fighting hard for the 3-2 victory.

Newbie Phil Keast made his presence felt, playing superbly to win both singles in straight sets.

Ladder-leader Wombats scored a comfortable 4-1 victory over Numbats.

Jack McNulty was again impressive, winning both singles.

Sienna Irwin was in top form, winning a singles before wrapping up the match with McNulty.

Frogs won a thriller against Bullants securing a 3-2 victory.

Brian Perry was in good form, winning both singles before combining with Richard Morton for a doubles win.

C-grade

Helen Sharp led Magpies to a determined 3-2 victory over Crickets in a powerful performance, who easily won both singles in a stylish performance.

Hawks were too strong for Koalas, with Kaye Grosser leading the charge by winning both singles in a 4-1 victory.

The semi-finals were scheduled to be contested last night with the grand finals to be contested on May 8.

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