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FOUR Riverland rowers travelled
downstream earlier this month to
compete at the annual Mannum
The Mannum Regatta was the
final major event on the Rowing
South Australia calendar for season
Anne Auld, Heather McNaughton
and Claire Smith, of Renmark
Rowing Club, teamed up with Berri
Rowing Club member Sue Skinner
to compete in the Masters women’s
quad scull and double scull events.
In a tight finish, the crew placed
second in their quad scull event in a
field of four crews.
Auld and McNaughton, and
Smith and Skinner, paired off later
in the day to compete in the double
Auld and McNaughton placed
second in their division in a field of
five boats, while Smith and Skinner
placed fourth in a field of four boats.
Skinner also contested the
Masters women’s single scull
against a field of five other competi-
Renmark Rowing Club vice
president, Anna Petersen, says the
group members trained well over
the season and are starting to reap
the rewards of their hard work.
“I’m really proud of how this
group have committed to rowing
this season,” she said.
“They train regularly and have
worked a lot on their technique and
general fitness which has resulted in
better boat speed.
“Most importantly, they are
enjoying themselves and having a
“I’m really looking forward to
seeing what they can do with some
solid training through the winter
months in preparation for competi-
tion next season.”
Riverland rowers compete at annual Mannum regatta
THE Renmark Tintra Tennis Club
held its annual Easter tournament
over the weekend, with Steven Sando
winning the open men’s competition.
Sando, who is from Tea Tree
Gully, took out the prestigious title
ahead of 22 other competitors in the
Starting as the top seed in his
first time at the tournament, Sando
received a bye through the first
round, before defeating Danny
Osterweigal in the second round.
He defeated Zac Hefford in the
quarter finals, and then beat Trent
Crebbin in the semi-finals to set up
a match with Stephen Drury in the
Drury went into the final in strong
form having defeated defending
champion and former Cobdogla play-
er Dean Carter in the semis.
Sando started the match strong-
ly to take the first set 6-1, but was
forced to work much harder in the
second, eventually winning it 7-6 in
In the open women’s competition,
former winner Kimberley Absalom
won the title.
Absalom, who is from Golden
Grove, proved why she was the
top seed for the tournament, scor-
ing comfortable wins over Jessica
Eichinger and Alicia Watt to move
through to the final.
The dominance continued in the
finals as Absalom registered a 6-0,
6-0 victory over Georgina Watt.
Sando and Absalom also domi-
nated the doubles competitions, with
the former pairing with Alexander
Reincke, of Berri, to win the open
men’s doubles title, and the latter
winning the open mixed doubles with
Trent Crebbin and the mixed doubles
handicap event with Daryl Crebbin.
John Pick from the Renmark
Tintra Tennis Club said the weekend
“We had a great surge in numbers
this year,” he said.
“Overall I think it was one of our
best Easter tournaments.
“The weather was also perfect for
us and the matches were played in
good spirit across the tournament.”
Open men’s singles: Winner – Steven Sando,
runner-up – Stephen Drury.
Open men’s doubles: Winners – Alex
Reincke and Steven Sando, runners-up –
Dean Carter and Danny Osterweigal.
Men’s singles plate: Winner – Reece
Hemming, runner-up – Russell Moore.
Men’s singles handicap: Winner – Trent
Crebbin, runner-up – Reece Hemming.
Men’s doubles handicap: Winners – Trent
Crebbin and Daryl Crebbin, runners-up –
Shane Adams and Brendan Addison.
Veteran men’s singles: Winner – Michael
Trait, runner-up – Simon Billinghurst.
Veteran men’s doubles: Winners – Peter
French and Dave MacDonald, runners-up –
Daryl Crebbin and Mark Harris.
Open women’s singles: Winner – Kimberley
Absalom, runner-up – Georgina Watt.
Open women’s doubles: Winners – Alicia
Watt and Georgina Watt, runners-up –
Jessica Eichinger and Megan Eichinger.
Women’s singles plate: Winner – Jessica
Eichinger, runner-up – Megan Eichinger.
Women’s singles handicap: Winner – Kate
Rooke, runner-up – Elenor Davies.
Women’s doubles handicap: Winners –
Liana Crebbin and Tianna Harris, runners-up
– Belinda Rudd and Taryn van Dyk.
Veteran women’s doubles: Winners – Anne
Crouch and Elle Davies, runners-up – Jenny
Boulton and Sandra Hendryk.
Mixed doubles: Winners – Trent Crebbin and
Kimberley Absalom, runners-up – James
Pick and Sarah Pick.
Veteran mixed doubles: Winners – Peter
and Linda French, runners-up – Simon
Billinghurst and Georgina Watt.
Mixed doubles handicap: Winners – Daryl
Crebbin and Kimberley Absalom, runners-up
– Peter French and Anne Crouch.
Under 16 singles: Winner – Jake Stoeckel,
runner-up – Liam Robinson.
Under 16 doubles: Winners – Abbas
Qambari and Jake Stoeckel, runners-up –
Callum Maczkowiack and Liam Robinson.
Under 14 singles: Winner – Riley Brown,
runner-up – Illyah Meezai.
Under 14 doubles: Winners – Cohen
Battams and Arsh Battams, runners-up –
Riley Brown and Jacob Hill.
Under 12 singles: Winner – Arshyal Meezai,
runner-up – Callum Leckie-Hefford.
Top seeds dominate Easter tournament
Golden Grove’s Kimberley Absalom claimed another
open women’s title at the Renmark Tintra Tennis
Club Easter tournament over the weekend.
Tea Tree Gully’s Steven Sando dominated the
competition to take out the open men’s title at the
Renmark Tintra Tennis Club Easter tournament over
the weekend. PHOTO: supplied
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