BLTC Shish has clearly established its place at the top of the ladder following Saturday’s action-packed sixth round in the Bendigo Tennis Association’s premier league at the Bendigo Bank tennis complex in Nolan Street.
Shish dominated Spring Gully Bigpond on its way to a 10-2 win.
They now hold a 13-point lead over nearest rival, BLTC Rising Sun and may prove tough to catch from here.
The singles prowess of Shish stood out as it won all six sets.
Youngster Jayden Blencowe impressed with a 9-7 win against the more experienced Jayd Davis.
Best for the Bigpond were Brad Slingo and Heather Robbins.
Despite its slow start to the year, Bigpond is only nine points adrift from the top four.
BLTC Rising Sun defeated Spring Gully Butterflies in a thriller, 7-5.
In the process, Sun regained second place from the Butterflies, who had flown there the previous week.
It was Leroy Miller who got the job done for the Rising Sun, winning all three of his sets in his first appearance for the season.
Terry Smith also won all three sets for the Suns.
Rob Gallagher and Jayden Baber were best for the Butterflies.
Spring Gully Brougham Arms were too good for South Bendigo Metro, 8-4.
Jess Hartland and Bronwyn Osborne did the damage for the Brougham Arms, with Jamie Brown and Travis Johnstone also posting solid wins.
The Metro are posting more competitive results every week as they search for their first win for season 2012-13.
Sam McHarg was outstanding for the Metro, winning all three of his sets and Michael Nihill chipped in with two of his own.
In section two, South Bendigo Hibernian joined Spring Gully Sensation at the top of the ladder after a clinical 9-1 victory.