Gold overcomes Green in down to the wire clash
THE battle of cross court rivals has taken on a thrilling finish with Tyrendarra Gold coming away with a one-game win against Tyrendarra Green in the Surry District Tennis Association A grade competition.
Playing on Saturday, Gold jumped away to a strong start, winning three of the first four sets, before Green won the final two.
In the end however, it was Gold winning 3-46 to 3-45.
According to Gold’s Dan Polkinghorne, neither side realised how close the match was throughout the last two sets.
“We didn’t know until we’d finish who was going to win on games; we knew we had enough sets going into the last two, but we didn’t realise how close it was going to be on games,” Polkinghorne said.
“Both sets finished at around the same time and it wasn’t until we sat down and did the books we realised how close it was.
“It was one of those days where it was close all day, so we were pretty happy to come out on top.”
Gold’s hot start to the match began in the first two sets, with Polkinghorne and Chris Johnson winning the men’s set 8-5, while Sally McClintock and Karen Orchard won the women’s set 9-7.
Green struck back in the third with Jeremy Prevett and Amy Orchard winning 9-8, but Gold took a three sets to one lead in the fourth with Johnson and Orchard winning 9-7.
The final two sets of the match belonged to Green however, with Jeremy and Karena Prevett wining the fifth 9-7, while Ash and Amy Orchard won the sixth 8-5.
In the end however, it was Gold coming away with the narrowest of wins.
With the two sides barely able to be separated the whole afternoon, Polkinghorne said it was a great day of tennis.