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Rich River 1 eyes fourth title in row

By Andrew Johnston

RICH River 1 has had the perfect start to their premiership defence with a four-game win against Echuca South 1.

Rich River 1 finished the season in second place on the ladder as they chase their fourth straight section one premiership, but have bought themselves a week off with their victory.

Elmore 1 earned a week off with their victory in section two against Rochester 3.

Goulburn Murray Lawn TA are in the midst of a pre-finals break, with teams returning to action this weekend.

Campaspe Tennis Association

Section 1

First semi-final — Echuca South 1 (7-79) lt. Rich River 1 (6-83)

K. Coatsworth lt. D. Short 2-6, Z. McGrath def. T. Harley 6-3, K. Coatsworth & S. Coatsworth lt. D. Short & B. Angove 6-8, Z. McGrath & B. Potter def. T. Harley & C. Egan 8-4, S. Coatsworth & B. Potter def. P. Godfrey & C. Egan 8-4, T. Godfrey & S. Brighton def. D. Angove & T. Godfrey 8-6, J. Poole & C. Mundie lt. K. Bartlett & M. Peat 7-8, T. Godfrey & J. Poole def. D. Angove & K. Bartlett 8-6, S. Brighton & C. Mundie lt. T. Godfrey & M. Peat 0-8, K. Coatsworth & T. Godfrey lt. D. Short & T. Godfrey 3-8, S. Coatsworth & S. Brighton def. T. Harley & D. Angove 8-7, Z. McGrath & J. Poole def. P. Godfrey & K. Bartlett 8-7, B. Potter & C. Mundie lt. B. Angove & M. Peat 7-8.

Second semi-final — Echuca Lawn 1 (8-89) def. Rochester 1 (5-67)

N. Bush def. R. Holmberg 6-3, D. Mackrell lt. T. Holmberg 6-7, N. Bush & H. Melville def. R. Holmberg & J. Nelson 8-3, D. Mackrell & I. Sinnett lt. T. Holmberg & B. Letcher 4-8, H. Melville & I. Sinnett def. J. Nelson & B. Letcher 8-5, R. McCluskey & E. Canning def. J. Crockett & B. McCarty 8-6, P. Bush & M. Moss def. M. Dingwall & C. Hooppell 8-6, C. Bush & E. Canning lt. S. Holmberg & B. McCarty 6-8, N. Bush & P. Bush def. T. Holmberg & M. Dingwall 8-2, D. Mackrell & C. Bush def. R. Holmberg & C. Hooppell 8-1, I. Sinnett & R. McCluskey lt. J. Nelson & S. Holmberg 6-8, H. Melville & M. Moss & B. Letcher & J. Crockett 8-2.

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Echuca South 1 and Echuca Lawn 1 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Rich River 1.

Section 2

First semi-final — Rochester 3 (6-55) lt. Elmore 1 (7-58)

C. Murray lt. R. Byrne 2-6, D. Pain lt. M. Byrne 1-6, C. Murray & R. Else def. R. Byrne & B. Niven 6-1, D. Pain & H. Heathcote-Holmberg lt. M. Byrne &. R. McCaskie 4-6, R. Else & H. Heathcote-Holmberg def. J. Holmberg & R. McCaskie 6-4, K. Gebbie & V. Snelling lt. T. Pratt & J. McAdam 0-6, H. Coghill & L. Ward def. R. Johnson & S. Johnson 6-2, K. Gebbie & H. Coghill lt. T. Pratt & J. DeMaria 6-7, V. Snelling & A. Pain def. J. McAdam & S. Johnson 7-5, C. Murray & K. Gebbie def. M. Byrne & R. Johnson 6-1, R. Else & V. Snelling lt. B. Niven & T. Pratt 3-6, D. Pain & A. Pain def. R. Byrne & J. DeMaria 6-2, H. Heathcote-Holmberg & L. Ward lt. J. Holmberg & J. McAdam 2-6.

Second semi-final — Rich River 2 (8-75) def. Colbinabbin 1 (5-57)

H. Jasper def. H. Barlow 6-2, M. George def. S. Ryan 7-6, H. Jasper & B. Sudholz def. H. Barlow & C. Hamilton 7-5, M. George & J. Hogan lt. S. Ryan & C. Ryan 4-6, B. Sudholz & J. Hogan def. H. Hamilton & C. Ryan 7-6, J. Sudholz & M. M. Spiers def. M. Ryan & M. Morgan 6-1, Y. Mathers & K. Bruce lt. T. Wilkinson & D. O’Brien 5-7, J. Sudholz & Y. Mathers def. M. Ryan & T. Wilkinson 6-1, M. M. Spiers & K. Bruce lt. M. morgan & D. O’Brien 6-7, H. Jasper & J. Sudholz def. H. Hamilton & M. Ryan 6-0, M. George & M. M. Spiers lt. H. Barlow & M. Morgan 6-7, B. Sudholz & Y. Mathers def. S. Ryan & T. Wilkinson 6-3, J. Hogan & K. Bruce lt. C. Hamilton & D. O’Brien 3-6.

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Rochester 3 and Rich River 2 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Elmore 1.

Junior A

First semi-final: Echuca South 4 (7-42) def. Rochester 5 (0-14)

Second semi-final: LBU 3 (3-21) lt. LBU 4 (4-26)

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Rochester 5 and LBU 4 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Echuca South 4.

Junior B Campaspe

First semi-final: Echuca South 6 (4-29) def. Echuca South 7 (2-22)

Second semi-final: Colbinabbin 2 (2-21) lt. Rochester 9 (4-32)

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Echuca South 7 and Rochester 9 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Echuca South 6.

Junior B Murray

First semi-final: Echuca Lawn 2 (3-29) def. Rochester 10 (3-25)

Second semi-final: LBU 6 (4-31) def. Rochester 11 (2-19)

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Rochester 10 and LBU 6 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Echuca Lawn 2.

Junior C

First semi-final: Echuca Lawn 5 (5-32) def. Echuca Lawn 3 (1-25)

Second semi-final: Echuca Lawn 4 (1-23) lt. LBU 7 (5-32)

Preliminary final: The preliminary final will be played on March 16 between Echuca Lawn 3 and LBU 7 for a spot in the grand final the following week against Echuca Lawn 5.