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    Stawell Tennis Club's Friday night competition will conclude with this week's grand final.

Stawell tennis grand finalists decided

Grand finalists have been decided in Stawell Tennis Club’s Friday night competition, with Farrers Tyrepower set to lock horns with competition heavyweight Grampians Joinery after a pulsating final round.

Farrers Tyrepower will go into this week’s finale with a hint of optimism following a tight win against wooden spooner Findex.

It wasn’t that Farrers Tyrepower won, but how the team did it that will please its brains trust.

With the match on the line late in the evening, Jack Hoffman and Jemima Harney showed poise beyond their tender ages to notch up a decisive 8-3 mixed win and guarantee Farrers Tyrepower the confidence-boosting win. Madi Freeland and Maddi Rickard were also instrumental in the narrow victory.

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Jenny Stevens, Andrew Bolzon and Melissa Sutherland tried to will Findex over the line but fell marginally short, with the final score line reading Farrers Tyrepower 11 sets, 134 games, to Findex 12 sets, 127.

Findex will get an opportunity to redeem itself when it plays off for third place on Friday.

Grampians Joinery’s march towards premiership glory continued with a comprehensive 15 sets, 146 games, to eight sets, 116 games, triumph over Delahunty Plumbing.

Delahunty Plumbing required a comfortable win to give itself any hope of making the grand final, but was no match for the minor premier. 

It was the usual suspects who set the tone early for Grampians Joinery, with Ben Martin, Jade Cross and Angie Fudge all saluting comfortably, while Emily Davis and Holly Graveson provided the finishing touches. Grampians Joinery has continued to ride a tidal wave of momentum, with ultimate success being the only acceptable result in the grand final.

Delahunty Plumbing’s D’Artagnan Walls and Luke Monaghan continued their stellar seasons and will be looking for more support next week in the battle for third.

Grand final: Grampians Joinery v Farrers Tyrepower, Friday 6.15pm. Third-place playoff: Delahunty Plumbing v Findex, Friday 6.15pm.

Final ladder: Grampians Joinery 131 points, Farrers Tyrepower 114, Delahunty Plumbing 96, Findex 90.

– Joel Freeland

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