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PHOTOS | Forfeit boost for Drung South

TOUGH CONTEST: Haven’s Skye Davis, pictured, teamed with Lucinda Bourchier for an 8-5 win against Horsham Lawn’s Tahlia Thompson and Luisa Boddi. Davis lost her singles match, however, Haven came away with the win. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

TOUGH CONTEST: Haven’s Skye Davis, pictured, teamed with Lucinda Bourchier for an 8-5 win against Horsham Lawn’s Tahlia Thompson and Luisa Boddi. Davis lost her singles match, however, Haven came away with the win. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Drung South was the beneficiary of the first walkover of the season in Central Wimmera Tennis Association’s pennant division, while Haven won a thrilling contest against Horsham Lawn to headline round eight.
The Drungsters got a win and a handy percentage boost when Telangatuk East was unable to field a side.
It gives the team an advantage in the tight race for third and fourth spots on the ladder.
Drung South is currently one of three teams on 16 points, along with Haven and Kalkee.
Haven earned its points under much tougher circumstances, downing Horsham Lawn 8-86 to 6-88.
Horsham Lawn has been one of the competition front-runners this season, with a close loss to Drung South and a defeat against top side St Michaels the only blemishes on its record entering round eight.
It looked as if Lawn would improve to 6-2 after the opening doubles stanza, as it won three of the four rubbers on offer.
Hayden Farlow and David Gove won an 8-7 tiebreaker against Haven’s Ben Hartwich and Tom Bourchier to start the day.
Skye Davis and Lucinda Bourchier had an 8-5 win against Lawn’s Tahlia Thompson and Luisa Boddi to put Haven on the board with a lone doubles rubber.

STEADY: Horsham Lawn’s Tahlia Thompson in action against Haven at the weekend. Thompson’s 8-5 win against Haven’s Skye Davis was the sole victory for Lawn.

STEADY: Horsham Lawn’s Tahlia Thompson in action against Haven at the weekend. Thompson’s 8-5 win against Haven’s Skye Davis was the sole victory for Lawn.


The script flipped on its head in the singles section, with Haven claiming three of the four rubbers to level the scores.
Tom Bourchier, Tim Officer and Genevieve Bush each won their singles encounters, while Thompson’s 8-5 win against Davis was the sole victory for Lawn.
The final doubles section swayed back and forth, but two crucial 8-7 tiebreakers went the way of Haven.
Tom Bourchier and Connor Chivell won against Farlow and Shane Gillespie, while Bush and Lucinda Bourchier outlasted Boddi and Cherie Wood.
The two rubbers were enough to give Haven an 8-6 lead and the overall win, despite trailing Lawn by two games.
In the round’s other match, St Michaels dispatched Kalkee, although it was forced to forfeit three rubbers due to lack of numbers.
Despite being behind from the start, the Saints proved too good for the Kees, winning three rubbers in tiebreakers.
Horsham Lawn will test itself against Drung South at the weekend, while in other matches St Michaels will host Telangatuk East and Haven will travel to Kalkee.

Tom Bouchier, Haven, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

Tom Bouchier, Haven, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

Skye Davis, Haven, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

Skye Davis, Haven, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

Hayden Farlow, HL, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

Hayden Farlow, HL, Haven vs Horsham Lawn.

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