2017 Central Wimmera Tennis Association grand finals: review | Photos

A Special 

UNDERDOGS Natimuk tested runners-up of the minor premiership Telangatuk East in the sides grand final and won eight sets and 93 games to six sets and 81 games. 

Natimuk ended the season in third but hit some real form coming into finals.

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 The side started the final in good stead winning the opening two sets. 

Cheryl Sudholz won the first against Kayla Hawker nine games to zero. 

Carl Sudholz followed suit and and defeated Luke Byrne 9-5. 

Telangatuk East powered on and edged into the lead with three set wins on the trot. 

Matthew Jones was the first to put a set on the scoreboard ousting Ben Garwood 9-1. 

Jorja Jones defeated Lana Brown while the pair of Jones and Daniel Rogers managed a strong win over Garwood and Ashley Webb. 

Natimuk gained back the lead winning on two more rubbers. 

It looked like Telangatuk East was coming back into the contest with a set win on the eighth rubber but Natimuk didn’t let up. 

The side won four more sets to round out the tie and claim the title. 

A Grade

Noradjuha was confident coming into the grand final tie against Horsham Lawn Tennis Club. 

Noradjuha had one of the best seasons in the home and away campaign and won the final 8-91 to 4-65. 

The side won the tie early on, dominating the same way it did all season. 

Noradjuha won the opening rubber with ease with Ben Molineaux and Yolly Francis partnering up to defeat Bruce Maher and Ash Brooks 9-3. 

The side did let a set slip on the second rubber but recuperated and won the next two. 

Noradjuha won four of the next five sets to really claim a strong lead, extinguishing any hope for a Horsham Lawn win.  

Horsham Lawn made two consolation set wins on the 10th and 12th rubbers but it was too little too late. 

B Special 

The most tantalising fixture in the finals, the final was contested between Drung South and Laharum with Drung ousting the opposition 6-89 to 6-71.

It started as all Laharum, the side won the opening two sets to hold a cushioned lead. 

Drung won the next two sets then Laharum did the same. 

Drung won the seventh and eighth rubber putting the side back into the lead on games. 

Drung won the final set, the deciding rubber that helped the side to a 18 game victory. 

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