St Michael's edge past Brimpaen in A Grade

St Michaels' Shane Bryan hits a backhand earlier in the season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
St Michaels' Shane Bryan hits a backhand earlier in the season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

ST MICHAEL’S had a close win against Brimpaen in Central Wimmera Tennis Association A Grade competition on Saturday. 

Both teams won six sets each, with St Micahel’s edging past Brimpaen 88 games to 83.

Brimpaen started the match strongly, winning two of the first three sets.

The two teams were neck and neck heading into the second-last set, with the St Micahel’s doubles pairing of Naomi McConville and Natalie Henry securing the victory with a 9-1 set win. 

Following round 7, Brimpaen find themselves at the bottom of the table with one win, while St Michael’s sit fourth. 

Kalkee and Haven also had a close match at the weekend, with Haven earning a tough victory. 

The two sides had won three sets each after the first sex sets of the match, setting up an enthralling finish.

Haven took control of the game, winning three sets in a row to put them in a commanding position. 

The team prevailed overall, winning seven sets and 95 games to Kalkee’s five sets and 82 games. Haven is in a good position after seven rounds, and sits second on the ladder.

Kalkee will hope to improve in the second half of the season, only registering one win so far. 

Elsewhere, Laharum had the bye, while Quantong forfeited its match against top of the table Central Park.

Central Park will be eagerly looking to next week when they face Laharum away from home.

Laharum has only lost one match this season, and the clash could see some changes at the top end of the table.