Another week of Barossa, Light and Gawler Tennis Combined action has concluded, and competition leaders Tod Street remain 13 games undefeated.
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Xavier Saints v NuriootpaXavier Saints took out a narrow victory over Nuriootpa on Friday night, largely led by the women’s side of the action with a 9-81 to 7-61 scoreline.

The Nuriootpa men’s doubles were on tip top form under the lights, with Dylan Sharman and Tim Grace defeating Jayden Ruediger and David Weekley by 9-3.

Roger Buckby and Rob Polito were unfortunate in defeat, going down 9-3 also.

Dylan Sharman and Ken Hodges combined for a 6-3 win over Jayden Ruediger and Daniel Roe.

The men’s single rubbers weren’t much different from the doubles.

Dylan Sharman won 6-4 over Jayden Ruediger, while Ken Hodges got a 6-3 win over Roger Buckby.

David Weekley earned a crucial victory over Tim Grace by a 6-4 scoreline.

However, the game was one in the women’s rubbers, with Saints completing a clean sweep of victories.

Indi-arna Morris and Melanie Leeflang made short work of Kimberley Seelander and Rebecca Bolton by a 9-1 scoreline.

Erin Butcher and Karen Fisher were also in relentless form, taking home a 9-0 victory.

Fisher failed to concede a point all day for Saints, a devastating statistic.

Morris defeated Seelander again in singles action, taking out a 6-0 win, while Leeflang comfortably beat Bolton 6-1.

The result continues the intense arm wrestle between the two clubs for second place.

Kapunda v Tod StreetTod Street continued on its pursuit of an invincible season, defeating Kapunda 11-101 to 5-71.

The men’s doubles rubbers were split evenly, and produced some fine tennis.

Tom Christley and Mick Matters managed to topple Ben Dickson Simon Wundersitz 9-8.

Grant Prior and David Matters were also in strong form for Kapunda, defeating Jose Len and Darren Hatcher 9-6.

The men’s singles ended on the other foot however.

Dickson comfortably beat Christley 6-1 and Wundersitz made short work of Mick Matters.

In the women’s rubbers, it was all Tod Street barring a powerful performance from Sarah Johnson.

Sarah Johnson teamed with Karen Daniel to beat Jessica Szulc and Georgia Cowgill 9-8.

Johnson seemed to have Cowgill’s number on Friday, taking out a 7-5 win in singles action.

Kapunda are now pushed further into fourth spot, level on points with Nuriootpa, while Tod Street hold a four game buffer on top.

FOREHAND: Stewart Baum releases a savage forehand.

SERVING UP: Kim Marland prepares for a strong serve.

LINING UP: Karen Woitch lines up for a powerful backhand.

HITTING BACK: Stuart Bloomfield readies himself for a strong hit.

SERVED: Finn Reed readies himself for a big serve. Photos: Jess Supple.

FOCUSED: Annemarie Nicolai focuses on the shot ahead.

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