CENTRAL Park and Drung South sit second and third on the Central Wimmera Tennis Association ladder and should produce a close match on Saturday.
The Parkers will be anxious to keep their winning streak alive, while Drung South will be out to return to the winners’ list.
If both sides are at full-strength, it will go to the last round of sets to decide the winner.
Kalkee, with the return of its players, made short work of Horsham Lawn O’Connor at the weekend, while Massey lost to Central Park.
Kalkee only conceded one set and with a full side will be too strong for Massey.
Lawn O’Connor fronts up against ladder leader St Michael’s and will look for a big improvement.
Playing at Lawn will help, but the Saints will be too consistent on the day.
Draw: Central Park v Drung South, Horsham Lawn Massey v Kalkee, Horsham Lawn O’Connor v St Michael’s.
‘Teena’ tips: Central Park, Kalkee, St Michael’s.
Last week: 3/3. Total: 8/12.
Bragging rights will be up for grabs when the two Central Park sides meet on Saturday.
Red is sitting in second place and is the in-form side, while Blue has just one win.
With the men looking even on paper, it should come down to the women to provide the winner.
St Michael’s is looking for its first win, but will find it a hard task against the Lawn side.
Lawn had a slow start against Drung last round, but came back hard and only just lost.
The team will come out firing against the Saints on Saturday.
Drung is undefeated but has had all close results in its matches this season, while Brimpaen got off to a good start but faltered in its past two matches.
Brimpaen will be out to get its season back on track, while Drung will be out to keep its record intact – too close to call this one.
Draw: Central Park Blue v Central Park Red, St Michael’s v Horsham Lawn, Drung South v Brimpaen.
Tips: Central Park Red, Horsham Lawn, Brimpaen.
Last week: 1/3. Total: 7/12.
Natimuk is out to consolidate its spot in the top four against Horsham Lawn, which is yet to record its first win.
While Natimuk will be out to make sure of this game, the Lawn side will be after an upset to record its first win.
Kalkee and Haven sit just out of the four, so it is an important game for both. If results go their way, the winner will be in the four by Saturday night.
Quantong hosts Drung South and will be eyeing a win to keep second spot secure.
Drung needs to upset Quantong to stay in the four, ensuring a tight match.
Central Park is yet to lose a match and will be out to make sure it stays that way against winless Noradjuha.
Draw: Natimuk v Horsham Lawn, Kalkee v Haven, Quantong v Drung South, Central Park v Noradjuha.
Tips: Natimuk, Haven, Quantong, Central Park.
Last week: 2/4. Total: 9/16.
Homers are coming off a huge win, while Natimuk had a loss – but this will be a close match as the teams sit third and fourth respectively.
The mixed-doubles matches could set the scene for the day, so both teams will be keen to get wins on the board early.
Brimpaen is hoping to bounce back after last round, but unfortunately comes up against Laharum, which is eager to keep second spot.
Haven has yet to lose this season, but faces St Michael’s, which had its first taste of success at the weekend.
Haven appears too even across both men and women and will run out victors.
Draw: Homers v Natimuk, Brimpaen v Laharum, Haven v St Michael’s.
Tips: Natimuk, Laharum, Haven.
Last week: 1/3. Total: 8/12.
Laharum Navy was unlucky not to record its first win at the weekend, after losing by games only.
Haven Green also lost, so both teams will be out for a win on Saturday.
Green is out of the four by percentage and should prevail over the Navy combination.
Dadswells Bridge kept its finals hopes alive by recording its second win.
Quantong, rebounding from a loss, is in a similar position and depending on other results, the winner could be in the four.
Horsham Lawn plays top side Haven Black, which will be refreshed and ready to play after a bye.
Lawn is coming off a good win and will aim to keep in touch with the top two spots. The home courts could certainly help.
Natimuk plays Laharum Red, which will not want to let this match out of its grasp as top spot could be the reward for a win.
Draw: Laharum Navy v Haven Green, Dadswells Bridge v Quantong, Horsham Lawn v Haven Black, Natimuk v Laharum Red. Drung South Horsham Lutheran, bye
Tips: Haven Green, Dadswells Bridge, Horsham Lawn, Laharum Red.
Last week: 2/4. Total: 10/16.