Table tennis PHILLIS SHIELD: The winning Great Flinders team (named below).
Great Flinders defPort Lincoln 42-30
Great Flinders Table Tennis Association hosted the Port Lincoln Table Tennis Association at the Cummins Community Complex for theannual Phillis Shield on July 14.
Port Lincoln got off to the better start with wins to Huey Rosalia, Stockham, Harris, Jason Regan, Atkins and Strycharski.
Mundy posted Great Flinders’ first win and slowly the hosts got the match back on even terms with wins to Reece Fordham, Telfer, Luke McLachlan, Kevin Mann, Pearson, Geoff McLachlan and Baldissera.
Wins to Nottle, Fiona Rosalia, Sheridan and Barnett for Port Lincoln kept the match balanced.
By the close of the first round of singles,wins by Wright, Pope, McFarlane, Branson, Hancock and Kerr hadthe home team up 14 rubbers to 10.
In the first doubles round Barnes and Carr won their first rubbers.Phillips, Ryan Mann and Zoey Fordham also notched up their first wins partnering Telfer, Luke McLachlan and Pope.
Port Lincoln’sSoutham and Challinger combined to win their first rubbers, as did King partnered with Sheridan. Great Flinders wonthis round8 to 4.
Port Lincoln got the start they needed in the second singles round with wins to their six top players bringing the score back to 22 to 20.
Kody Rosalia, Nottle, Gray and Southam kept the visitors in touch but wins to Mundy, Phillips, Luke McLachlan, Kevin Mann, Geoff McLachlan and Baldissera kept Great Flinders ahead.
The pattern of the first singles was repeated with Great Flinders’ depth again slowly bringing about a match-winning lead.
Wins to Miller, Zoey Fordham, McFarlane, Branson, Hancock and Kerr were only offset by two victories to Port Lincoln through Sheridan and Barnett. A 34to 26 lead leftGreat Flinders on the cusp of back-to-back shield wins.
The second round of doubles saw the same scores as the first. Hill for great Flinders and Ellul for Port Lincoln each enjoyed their first rubbers of the night.
The final score showed that whilePort Lincoln’s top players are too strong, Great Flinders’depth was the key.
Best players with four rubber wins were: Great Flinders:Mundy, Luke McLachlan, Baldissera, McFarlane, Branson, Hancock and Kerr;Port Lincoln:Huey Rosalia, Stockham, Strycharski and Sheridan.
Pictured are: Back:Neil Carr, Malcolm Hancock, Kym Wright, Troy Branson, Ross Kerr, Lester Barnes, Isaac Telfer, Tom Baldissera; second row: Rob McFarlane, Reece Fordham, Russell Fordham, Daniel Challinger, Troy Phillips, Geoff McLachlan, Rod Pearson, Ryan Mann; third row: Zoey Fordham, Caro Miller, Vicki Mundy, Heather Pope; front: Luke McLachlan andJarrad Hill.Absent: Kevin Mann and Richard Hennell.
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