Tuesday night comp washed out again

For the second successive Tuesday night, the competition was washed out.

Hopefully tomorrow evening the storms will stay away and all the action will be on the courts, rather than in the skies.

Wednesday night was another balmy one but there was a slight breeze which kept the insects and mozzies at bay.

Falling to Pieces and Pyes played a very competitive match, especially the ladies sets.

Kerry McIntyre and her partner pushed Helen Standen and Merren Davey all the way.

Merrens skill around the net and Helen’s countless miss hit winners and screaming passing shots proved the difference.

Their success was to be small consolation as Mick McFarlane and David Pye turned the tables on Hedley Nicholson and sub Greg Phillips.

Pyes went on to win three out of the four highly competitive mixed sets to score a 5-3 win.

Mixed Lollies and Hamiltons had a good match.

The sets were much closer than the scores indicated.

James Ward, playing for Hamiltons, was in sizzling form during his two hours of squad training before he started the night comp.

Apparently that form continued on.

He partnered dad Ian and they smashed Paul Dunford and Ben Evans in all sectors, dropping only one game.

Amanda Hamilton and Mel Ashcroft did not take long to find their range after the Christmas break.

Mixed Lollies’ Barb Jones and Stacey Dowton did well to keep the rallies going as the Hamilton sisters are like brick walls and hardly miss a trick from the baseline.

There was some consolation when Paul partnered Stacey to win one of their mixed doubles sets and get Mixed Lollies on the board.

AgriWest’s Ryan Thornberry was heard cheering when he and partner Jack Kearney scored a game in their mens doubles and avoided the dreaded double bagel.

Ryan was worried about the repercussions at work on Thursday.

On the adjacent court, Emma Cox and Sheridan Kirk were getting far too excited with their 2-0 lead in the opening set against the unbackable Services team.

The experience of Bev Finn took over, and partnering young Erin Cheney, they only let one more game slip by them.

Emma and Jack fought hard and almost won a mixed doubles but it was not to be and Services scored yet another 8-0 win.

A Bit of Hit’n’Miss brought out their secret weapons last week with Janelle Goodsell and David Saunders taking to the courts in their maiden Parkes night comp.

Unfortunately for East Parkes, they were on the receiving end of some highly skilful play.

Try as they may, the East Parkes team could not get a set on the scoreboard and will be looking forward to a fresh start this Wednesday.

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