PORT LINCOLN TABLE TENNIS
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Tigers 6 (27) vs. Lions 6 (22)
In a King of the Jungle battle, the Tigers won the night on a countdown on the sets. Out of four matches in five sets, the Lions won three, which ultimately sealed the evening.
Mick Poole of the Lions in his first season since around 1997 won a huge comeback from behind in five sets against Lesley Kolega 22-24, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9.
Kolega was on the wrong side of another five-set game against Cheryl King of the Lions who ultimately won 7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9-11-8.
Although his team did not achieve the victory, Nathan Fong of the Lions beat previously undefeated Shane Stockham in four sets 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.
The best for the Lions was Fungy winning three of four wins and for the Tigers, superstar Max Willaims won three of his four games.
Dodgers 7 (23) def Croppos 5 (20)
Croppos was without their priest John Folkman but in his absence his very close mate Lester Barnes replaced him and cleaned up his two singles, the better coming against Darren Atkins with a five-set victory 5-11, 12-10, 12 -10, 6-11, 11-8.
Munkz had his chances and was able to finish in straight sets, but the wary Lester showed who was still the boss.
Old Dodgers pal Brenton Stagg was extremely pleased with his efforts tonight, quickly leaving the stadium after his last game and bragging about winning three of his four games, his flagship game being a win over Jarrad Elson 8- 11, 11 -9, 11-9, 11-6.
The best for the Dodgers were Darren, Staggy and Slav Kolega winning three of their four. The best for Croppos was Lester and Angelika Sederstrom winning two of the four.
Gladiators 10 (31) def Panthers 2 (14)
In an absolute bloodbath, the side of the undefeated and stacked gladiators tore the poor side of the Panthers apart.
Long story short, Dan Challinger was the only Panther to clinch a win for his team, knocking out his two singles against Whyalla’s ladies’ singles finalist, Serena Fong, and much improved used car salesman and Russell Fordham.
The best for the gladiators was the whole team and for the 2019 premiers it was the author who won both his team victories.
There was nothing more to say about this tie than to move on and have the Panthers win more games next week to stay competitive.
Croppos 6 (24) 440 def. Dodgers 6 (24) 422
The closest tie of the entire season culminated when Croppos snuck home near a bee mustache. A points countdown was necessary to divide the teams as they were tied on matches and sets.
The Dodgers welcomed Ryan Harris, who hasn’t played for at least 15 years. It went surprisingly very well winning three of its four games and there was an appearance from Baz the Destroyer who was not afraid to tell anyone who wanted to listen to him that he had cleaned up his four games tonight. .
Baz Hancock’s biggest win came against a determined Ralph Sandford in a five-set marathon with Baz winning 11-8, 5-11, 11-3, 10-12, 12-10.
Croppos Pat Hurrell played a classic to sneak up against a much improved Charlotte Atkins in an upside down game with Pat going 11-2, 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5.
The best for the Dodgers was Baz with all four and for Croppos, Pat and Cath Trowse won three of their four games.
Lions 6 (25) def. Tigers 6 (23)
In what needed a countdown to determine a winner, it was the Lions who snuck their way home through the skins of their teeth.
The last two doubles were both in five sets, but in the end it was Pete Lee and Evan Sivioir’s Lions who sealed the night by the skin of their teeth as they took down Cheryl King Bob Gibbes 6-11, 11 -2, 7- 11, 11-9, 11-9.
Siviour and Lee have been their team’s best with three wins apiece, while for the Tigers, Troy Weetra made his debut in the household by winning all four of them. An exceptional effort mate and we hope to see you more in the future.
Panthers 7 (28) def Gladiators 5 (22)
In the B-grade night’s biggest explosion, the Panthers have just returned home in yet another thriller to keep their undefeated season alive.
John Theakstone of the Panthers started off brilliantly with a solid victory over William Broughton 11-6, 5-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9 and the Panthers’ Todd Meaney took off a resounding first victory over Linnea Huckel in straight line sets.
For the Gladiators, Dave Sherry won a huge comeback contest from behind against Lance Barnett in five tiring sweaty long sets 9-11, 15-17, 11-3, 11-7, 12-10.
The best for the undefeated Panthers was Jack Barnett who won all four games while the best for the Gladiators was Bill who won three of his four games.