SATURDAY saw perfect conditions help kick start the tennis season.
Junior and senior players took to the court for round one of both the Goulburn Murray and Campaspe tennis associations.
Campaspe Tennis Association
Rochester 7 (5/41) defeated Echuca South 4 (3/25)
A slow start saw the Rochy boys Ben Atley and Jack Palmer losing the first set 4-6 to Gemma Godfrey and Phoebe Poole. Elle Palmer and Elise Williams retaliated with a 6-1 win in the second. In the singles, Atley lost to Godfrey 2-6. Jack Palmer defeated Poole 6-1. Elle Palmer worked her double handed backhand to win 6-2. Elise Williams walked off with the perfect score 6-0. In a close result, Rochy came away with the win by 16 games.
Rochester 5 (5/40) defeated LBU 4 (3/22)
Rochy 5 hit their straps early with Will Leahy, Bridie Baker, Alex Ingram, Sam Ryan and Alex Parker dropping three sets against LBU 4s Mitchell Collins, Jacob Haines, Sarah and Chelsea Jones. In the singles Will Leahy battled hard to close the gap against the consistent Mitchell Jones. Bridie Baker defended the big shots from Jacob Haines 2-6. Alex Parker was unstoppable winning 6-0 against Sarah Jones. Alex Ingram set up some great points to win 6-1 against Chelsea Jones.
Rochester 6 (4/37) defeated Echuca South 5 (4/33)
Rochy 6 had a close battle against South 5, winning by four games. In the singles, new recruit Sam Trewick battled hard to get 2 games in the singles against Oliver Poole. Max Holmberg played with great touch winning 6-1. Lewis Cleary was on show court losing 4-6 in a marathon against D Ritchie. Matt Blow found the lines to win 6-2.
Colbinabbin 2 (0/13) lost to Echuca South 6 (6/36)
Colbo 2s Ned Morgan, Jude Ryan, Elijah Wallace, Henry Rathjen, Jasper McArdle and Lenny Ireland were unable to win a set but put Echuca South to the challenge for every point.
Rochester 8 (6/36) defeated Echuca Lawn (0/9)
Rochy 9, led by Charlie Palmer, Ellie Moroney, Noah OSullivan and Blake Roulston, were relentless winning in straight sets.
Rochester 9 (6/36) defeated Elmore 2 (0/9)
Rochy 9s Leila Palmer, Tanzin Myers, Charlie Peacock and Zack Wileman were on fire winning in straight sets against Elmore 2s Peter Johnson, Melea McKay, Lucy Holmberg, Emily Jones and Kylie Harris.
LBU 5 (0/7) lost to Rochester 10 (6/36)
LBU 5s Mel McNair, Ali Howlett, Maya Cox, Riely McGavley were given the run around by the classy Rochy 10 team of Tobie Woodfine, Tegan Williams, Hugh Kerlin, Monica Ingram & Jack Cairns.
Echuca South 9 (4/30) defeated Rochester 12 (2/24)
Rochy 12s family affair of Darby & Hunter Wileman, Summer and Flynn Pain played some great shots but only walked away with the two sets.LBU 7 (4/24) defeated Rochester 13 (2/18)
LBU 7s Cooper Mitchell, Bowden Stone, Darcy Rankin & Finn Palmer only dropped two sets but were 0-6 losses in a battle against Rochy 13s Koby Cowan, Teal Hocking, Olivia Hansen & Tara Atley.
Elmore 3 (3/31) defeated Rochester 16 (3/28)
Elmore 3s Julia Rosaia, Rhylee Chapman, Xavier Worme and Cooper Leask were able to grab the win in the last set against the Rochy 16 team of Payton Tiller, Sadie Martin, Giselle Crawford, Remy Cowan & Ashton Walker.
LBU 9 (0/16) lost to Rochester 15 (6/36)
LBU 9s Jessie Hall, Kasey Stone, Ella Graham, Caitlin Orr & Laticia Tomkinson beginners showed great potential against Rochester 15s Matthew Harrington, Maddy Pearce, Ruby Wileman and Brock Keenan.
Rochester 4 (10/65) defeated Elmore 1 (3/44)
Rochy 4 had to rely on a couple of fill ins and it was just enough to scrape over the lines against the Elmore young guns. Josh Lee and Rod Fielder were in form winning 6-0 against Ryan Byrne and Bryce Niven. Jake Hocking and Dale Boyd won 6-4 in a great battle against Jordan Tobin and Ryan McCaskie. Fielder giving the young boys the run around with his partner, Boyd to take the final mens 6-1. The Rochy ladies Caroline Fielder, Bec Wolfe, Rach & Bridie Baker rallied hard to win 3-4 sets against Elmores Rachel Johnson, Jessica DeMaria, Taylah Pratt, Kira Niven and Clara Holmberg. Rochy 4 ran away in the mixed, winning all four sets 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 and 6-3.
Rochester 3 (6/64) defeated Colbinabbin (7/60)
It was a narrow win by Rochy 3 only on games against Colbo. Darren Pain took the first set 6-0 with partner Chris Murray against Hugh Hamilton and Pat Morgan. Hugh Barlow and Cooper Hamilton were able to give some payback winning 2-6 against Rob Else and Will Peacock. Colbo won the final mens doubles 5-7. In the singles Chris Murray returned some ripper shots to win 6-4 against Hugh Hamilton. Rob Else fell short losing 3-6 against Hugh Barlow. The womens was evenly contested by Rochy’s Kirstie Gebbie, Vanessa Hocking, Amber Pain and Jess McCormick, who won 2 sets each against Colbos Mardi Ryan, Lucy Knight, Ella Kerlin and Prue Morrow. In the deciding mixed, Chris Murray and Kirstie Gebbie defeated Hught Hamilton and Mardi Ryan 6-2. Rob Else and Vanessa Hocking lost to Hugh Barlow and Lucy Knight 4-6. Darren and Amber Pain won 7-5 against Pat Morgan and Ella Kerlin. Will Peacock and Jess McCormick lost 3-6 to Cooper Hamilton and Prue Morrow. Goulburn Murray West
Rochester (12/99) defeated Tongala (1/41)
After celebrating a day early and only getting home at 10am, birthday boy Jaycob Dingwall didnt take much to get back into the swing of tennis with partner Jack Ingram winning the first set 8-5. Elliott Taylor and new recruit from Colbo, Simon Ireland showed great poise at the net, winning 8-3. In the final mens doubles, Ingram & Ireland were always in control 8-1. In the singles, Dingwall gave the young Riley Souter the run around winning 6-0. Taylor had to work a little harder against Kadeyn Cox to seal a 6-3 win. Tongala one of the teams in the draw that are not playing singles it allowed sisters Sarah and Lizzy Ingram to take the court first up against Jen McGill and Jenny Reid. Although the young guns forged an early lead it was Tonny’s wise heads that fought back to win the tie-break 7-8. Rach Major and Karen Taylor were re-united on the court, playing some great shots to win 8-4. Sarah Ingram and Major rallied hard in the third to win 8-4. Lizzy & Taylor set up some stellar paints to take a 8-2 win in the final ladies. With an unbeatable advantage going into the mixed the Rochy GM had a clean sweep of the mixed, winning all four. Dingwall & Major 8-3. Taylor mother and son duo 8-1. Jack & Lizzy 8-5. Ireland and Rach Major 8-2. Next week Rochy GM will play at Tatura.
LBU defeated Kyabram Bombers no official scores yet
Rochester LTC Meeting is tonight at 7.30pm.
All tennis fees need to be paid.