ONE-SIDED matches dominated Central Wimmera Tennis Association 17 and under A Grade results in the boys and girls draws at the weekend.
Laharum now tops the ladder in the boys division after a crushing win over Central Park.
Despite their status as reigning premiers of the 17 and under A Grade competition, the Parkers did not win a rubber for the day and never won more than four games in a set.
Laharum’s Jayden McQueen, Joe Harrison, Patrick Easson and Campbell Mason showed they will be a force to be reckoned with in this year’s premiership race.
Horsham Lawn Black also claimed bragging rights over Lawn Yellow with a six-sets-to-two win.
Central Park Pink, Gold and Orange all remain winless in the girls 17 and under A Grade competition.
Haven earned a big 7-44 to 1-23 win over Central Park Gold at home with a 6-2 singles victory by Chloe McRae in the sixth rubber of the day the Parkers’ only set.
Central Park Pink went down to Horsham Lawn and Central Park Orange lost six sets to two against top team and intra-club rival Central Park Purple.
Laharum produced a slender two-game victory over Horsham Lawn Blue in boys 14 and under A Grade competition to slide into second place on the ladder behind Quantong.
Lawn’s Jack Brennan and Leroy Drum tried to salvage a draw in the final rubber of the day but despite a 6-2 win, could not get the game scores even.
Quantong beat Central Park Orange 5-39 to 3-35 and Horsham Lawn Green easily beat Central Park Black in the other matches.
Girls 14 and under A Grade play saw Haven Red take top place on the ladder with a 4-31 to 4-27 win over a dogged Quantong outfit, which is now second.
Quantong only had three available players and were forced to forfeit three rubbers but still almost pulled off a miraculous victory.
In the boys 12 and under A Grade, Haven Red beat Haven Blue 6-36 to 0-11 to sit atop the ladder and Laharum had a tight win against Horsham Lawn.
BATTLING: Horsham Lawn Yellow’s Braden Clark was part of two winning sets for his team, which went down to Horsham Lawn Black in the 17 and under boys A Grade competition. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.