GRASSCOURT experience played a big part for Spring Gully Brougham Arms in Saturday's premier league tennis clash with BLTC Metro.
At one round to go in the regular season, Brougharm Arms has scored 145 points to lead the ladder from BLTC Rising Sun 137, BLTC Metro 129, and Spring Gully Bigpond 110.
In Saturday's play, Jamie Brown’s grasscourt experience was to the fore against Isaac Watson in a dominant 8-1 singles win, while Spring Gully team-mate Matt Hartland beat Sam McHarg 8-4.
Metro went into the Bendigo Tennis Association contest without No.1 Zac Lethlean.
The match at the Bendigo Lawn Tennis Club in Barnard Stret was not decided until the final set in which the Zach Robinson and Bronwyn Osborne scored an 8-5 win against against Grant Leader and Rashelle Blencowe.
Spring Gully Brougham Arms 7-82 d BLTC Metro 5-76.
The debut season for Noonan Electrical ended with a disappointing 12-88 to 0-20 loss to BLTC clubmates Rising Sun.
Rising Sun's Michael Smyth, Michael Nihill, Nick Bath and Stuart Johansen were in hot form, as were Rebecca Tweed and Tova Penno.
For Noonan Electrical the season goal was gaining experience and being competitive.
In section one, Spring Gully Panthers beat BLTC Stingers, 8-75 to 2-48, and Spring Gully Racqueteers defeated BLTC Sensation, 5-65 to 5-61.
Spring Gully Phoenix won a closely-fought contest with BLTC Gold, 6-71 to 4-62.