Big guns fire in Bendigo Tennis Association's Premier League action 

THE favourites dominated round seven of the Bendigo Tennis Association’s Premier League competition.

Both BLTC Shish and Spring Gully Butterflies had 10 sets to two wins, while BLTC Rising Sun won by eight sets to four.

BLTC Shish crushed Spring Gully Brougham Arms 10 sets to two in a rematch of last year’s grand finalists.

Shish continue to be the team to beat, with Curt Garwood, Al Baker, Nick Bath and Jayden Blencowe dominant against the severely undermanned Brougham Arms men.

The big loss puts Brougham Arms under more pressure from fifth-placed Spring Gully Bigpond,  which is now just seven points out of the top four.

Spring Gully Butterflies dominated South Bendigo Metro on its way to a 10 sets to two win.

The Butterflies achieved exactly the result it wanted, leapfrogging the Rising Sun into the top two in the race for the all important double chance.

The men’s singles matches were entertaining, with Matt Hartland defeating Zac Lethlean and Shane Burke outlasting Michael Nihill.

Metro continues to search for its first win in season 2012-13 but remain competitive.

BLTC Rising Sun defeated Spring Gully Bigpond eight sets to four.

The Rising Sun women did the damage, with Rebecca Tweed and Tova Penno accounting for Heather Robbins and Lani Hamilton.

In the men’s section, Fraser McCarthy and Tim McNamara starred with both winning two sets. Jack Baker stood out for Bigpond, winning his singles against Michael Smyth.

In section two, BLTC Gold defeated BLTC Titans in a close match, six sets to four.

 Spring Gully Racqueteers and Spring Gully Sensation have pulled away at the top of the ladder after both recording big wins.


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