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Opening round sees some upsets

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September 16, 2017

The opening round of the Benalla Table Tennis Club’s spring pennant competition was hard-fought, with all teams striving for an early win.

A-grade

Possums impressed, surprising Kookaburras to claim a tight 3-2 victory.

Col Exton and Carol Perry played steadily to win a singles rubber each before wrapping up the match with a tense three-set doubles victory.

Jeff Austen led Echidnas to a 4-1 victory over Rosellas. He starred by winning both singles rubbers in straight sets. Michelle Feldtmann was also in top form.

Wallabies were too talented for Plovers, playing strongly for a comfortable 4-1 victory. Cooper Irwin was the star, accounting for both singles games in easy fashion.

A fired-up Taipans outfit had an upset 3-2 victory over Owls.

Matt Gill and Zenon Golonski were in fine touch to win a singles rubber each before taking the deciding doubles to snatch victory.

John Bajada was in top form, winning both singles in easy fashion.

B-grade

Mozzies overcame Frogs, playing brilliantly for a decisive 3-2 victory. Julian Timmins put on a great display to win both singles rubbers, before teaming with Jenny Sawyer to win the doubles in straight sets.

Eagles swooped on Redbacks to enjoy a powerful 4-1 victory. Henning Aretz was in top form, accounting for both singles in style. He had good support from Bill Sharp, who won a singles rubber before pairing with Aretz for a tough doubles victory.

Numbats showed their strength to post a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Gliders. John Spencer and Jack McNulty were outstanding, winning both singles matches.

C-grade

James Young displayed his talent to take Crickets to a 4-1 victory over Magpies.

He performed well, with Andrea Cathcart chipping in for one.

They then took out the doubles in straight sets.

Koalas posted a surprise 3-2 victory over Hawks in an entertaining match.

Helen Sharp showed her class to win both singles rubbers, with good support from Greg Wippell.

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