SPRING Gully Brougham Arms has shot to the top of the ladder after round five of the Bendigo Tennis Association’s Premier League.
The Brougham Arms squad soared to the top on the back of a faultless 12-0 whitewash of Noonan Electrical.
In the other match, BLTC Rising Sun were too good for Spring Gully Bigpond.
The Brougham Arms' 12 sets 97 games to 0 sets 33 games over Noonan Electrical was the talking point.
Brougham Arms played their strongest men’s line-up of the season, featuring Jamie Brown, Zach Robinson, Matt Hartland and Shane Burke.
Hartland made his season debut and showed no signs of rust, defeating Jono Guy 8-3. Mark Harris and Sam Storer almost won a set for Noonan Electrical, falling 9-8 to Brown and Robinson.
Brougham Arms is now five points ahead of Rising Sun at the top of the table.
Rising Sun won 8-74 to 4-61 over Bigpond.
Rising Sun's win was set-up by its best two players, with Michael Smyth defeating Jack Baker 8-5, while Rebecca Tweed got the best of Heather Robbins, 8-2.
Frank Ryan had a big 8-1 win over the usually consistent Nick Bath, while Sam Ryan upset Zoltan Smyth by the same score line.
Bigpond sits fourth on the ladder, nine points behind third-placed Metro.
Section two: Spring Gully Panthers 5 sets 67 games def Spring Gully Phoenix 5 sets 57 games; BLTC Sensation 6-59 d BLTC Stingers 4-51.