Anderson’s Bay back on top

Anderson's Bay returned to the top of the table on Saturday with an impressive 8-1 victory over St Clair in a repeat of the week one match-up, while Otago Boys’ climbed off the bottom of the ladder with a 6-3 triumph over Balmacewen.

In the top men’s singles, Ryan Eggers (Anderson’s Bay) overturned a 3-12 head-to-head record to defeat Mitchell Sizemore 7-5, 6-4.  Sizemore rallied back from 1-4 in the second set to tie it at 4-4 before Eggers secured the win.

Anderson’s Bay claimed all of the men’s singles, which featured George Alexander (Anderson’s Bay) overturning a recent loss to Ayoub Ahmad in winning 6-1, 6-0.

In the women’s singles, Rileigh Fields (St Clair) was able to get one back for her side as she overcame the higher-ranked Marie Reid  6-3, 7-6 while Ayesha Horley (Anderson’s Bay) proved too strong for Annalise Wilson.

Anderson’s Bay won both of the mixed doubles matches in straight sets while also claiming the men’s doubles as Junji Inojuchi and Gavin Mockford saved repeated match points in beating Sizemore and Ahmad 6-4, 3-6, 15-13.

Otago Boys’  recorded its second consecutive win as Mat McCutcheon put an end to Libby Scott’s good run of form. The indoor conditions helped out his big serve for a 6-3, 7-5 win.

Zane Gray and Angus Faulks were also won for Otago Boys’ as they overcame Nic Cutfield and Raoul Lenihan respectively. Jack Warner (Balmacewen) made sure Otago Boys’ did not sweep the men’s singles, as he beat Thomas Chiang  7-6 6-2.

The women’s singles were split as Pippa Sherriff (Balmacewen) and McKenzie Phillips (Otago Boys’) had victories.

Balmacewen won the men’s doubles match while Otago Boys’ won both of the mixed doubles to close out the tie.

- Ryan Eggers

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