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The club beat Balmacewen 8-1 while in the other tie, St Clair unfortunately had to default to Otago Boys’.
Ayesha Horley (Andersons Bay) maintained her unbeaten record on the singles court this season by overcoming Ilana Goosens (Balmacewen) in the top women’s match, winning a tightly contested first set 6-4 before taking the second set a little more easily, 6-2.
In the second women’s singles, Balmacewen’s Southern junior representative Pippa Sherriff turned the tables on Heike Cebulla (Andersons Bay), claiming a 6-4, 7-5 victory, coming back from large deficits in both sets. Cebulla had defeated Sherriff in another close encounter in November.
Andersons Bay swept all four matches in the men’s singles. In the No2 match George Alexander (Andersons Bay) was forced to dig deep against Nic Cutfield (Balmacewen) as he came back from 1-6, 3-5 to eventually win the second set 7-5, and then close out the third set 6-2.
In the top men’s singles, Ryan Eggers (Andersons Bay) beat Andrew Mitchell 6-3, 6-4, although there was some impressive serving from Mitchell to keep the match quite close. Junji Inojuchi (Andersons Bay) had a comfortable win over Jessie Stevenson (Balmacewen), while Mike Smith (Andersons Bay) also won in straight sets over Fraser Richardson (Balmacewen), but was challenged throughout the second set, eventually winning 6-1, 7-5.
Andersons Bay claimed all three doubles encounters in straight sets to wrap up the 8-1 overall victory.
Three more rounds remain in the competition, in which Andersons Bay is well out in front.
- Ryan Eggers