Kalkee all but guaranteed themselves a spot in the Central Wimmera Tennis Association pennant finals with a close win at home against Drung South at the weekend.
The victory gave Kalkee a two match buffer in third place ahead of Drung South and Haven with just two rounds of tennis remaining before finals.
Kalkee won with a final result of 9-82 to 5-76, but a few close contests could have easily changed the end result.
Men’s line one players, Kalkee’s Jeff Friberg and Drung South’s Dylan Emmerson had a tight battle across teh day.
Emmerson won the first doubles contest 8-5 before Friberg hit back with two tight 8-7 victories in the singles and final doubles match-up.
“It’s good fun to play against Dylan, he hits a good ball,” Friberg said. “It’s always good to have a couple of close matches.”
In other contests, St Michael’s were too strong for Haven, winning 11-100 to 3-61.
Ian Nitschke, Jess McDonald and Kassie Peachey each won all three of their sets in an impressive performance by the ladder leaders.
Lachlan Punchard fought hard for Haven and was involved in all three of Haven’s set wins as well.
Haven and Drung South are now locked on five wins each and are both fighting for a place in the finals.
In the other match-up, Horsham Lawn defeated Telangatuk East 11-96 to 3-44.
Courtney Price was the shining light for Telangatuk East, winning all three of her sets in an impressive day out.