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For the first time
in recent Riverland
tennis history, a grand
final ended in a draw.
Moorook and Paringa
Swans finished locked
together in sets and
games after Saturday’s
grand final, and it was
decided to share the
Pictured after the draw
were, back (from left):
Dylan Copeland, Todd
Griffin, Kelly Leigh (all
Moorook), John Clohesy
and Dylan Roesler
(both Paringa). Front:
Daryl Hill (Moorook),
and Nick Dillon
(Paringa). Absent: Chris
Barmera won the Riverland junior tennis division five premiership on Saturday. Pictured proudly wearing their
medals are (from left) Bryce Rashleigh, Dillon Marks, Ranvcos Singh, Dylan Kalms and Jack Haynes.
PHOTOS: Sara Gilligan
COBDOGLA claimed the 2016/17
Riverland Lawn Tennis Association
division one premiership with a
9-6 win over previously undefeated
Renmark Tintra on Saturday.
Having claimed narrow victories
over Cobdogla each time the two
sides faced off this season, Renmark
went into the clash as favourites, but it
was Cobby that continued its premier-
From the outset it was clear that
the match would be another tight one,
as the teams split the opening men’s
doubles matches two apiece.
But, just as they had done for their
side all season, Katie Wheeldon and
Benita Dillon were dominant in the
women’s doubles, running away 6-0,
6-2 winners over the Renmark pair of
Sonia Adamczyk and Lily Bright.
Renmark soon hit back in the
men’s singles, with John Pick, Dean
Schumann and Jake Stoeckel all scor-
ing wins to level the overall score at
five sets each.
Wheeldon and Dillon continued
their dominance in the women’s sin-
gles, each registering 6-1 wins to give
Cobdogla a two-set lead with three to
Strongman and Stoeckel stepped up
to take a 7-5 win over Shane Nettle
and Ben Rogers to reduce the margin
to one set.
But Renmark’s hopes were soon
dashed when Sam Butterworth and
Wheeldon fought out a nail-biting
7-6 win over Pick and Adamczyk to
Luke Hampshire and Dillon won
the other mixed doubles match to seal
the 9-6 win.
Cobdogla’s Shane Nettle said it
was a special way to cap off a tough
“It feels fantastic to have won,” he
“Obviously we hadn’t beaten
Renmark this year, but we trained
really hard and knew it would come
down to a few points here or there on
“We were lucky enough to win the
important points on the day which
was the difference.”
Nettle said the closeness of the
matches between the two sides this
season made victory even sweeter.
“It is even better when it is a tightly
fought contest,” he said.
“They kept just narrowly beating us
“It was always going to be tight,
especially in finals.”
In the division two decider it was
Waikerie that claimed an 11-4 victory
over Renmark Gold.
Waikerie was hardly troubled
throughout the match on its way to a
The division three decider proved
history making, with the match
between minor premiers Moorook and
Paringa Swans finishing in a draw at
four sets and 37 games each.
With no official rules to decide an
outright winner in the situation of a
draw, the two teams chose to share the
Cobdogla 9-78 d Renmark 6-60.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire lost to
D. Strongman/J. Pick 5-7, S. Nettle/L.
Hampshire d D. Strongmann/D. Schumann
6-3, B. Rogers/S. Butterworth d D.
Schumann/J. Stoeckel 6-1, B. Rogers/S.
Butterworth lost to J. Pick/J. Stoeckel 2-6,
K. Wheeldon/B. Dillon d S. Adamczyk/L.
Bright 6-2, 6-3, S. Nettle/B. Rogers lost to D.
Strongman/J. Stoeckel 5-7, S. Butterworth/K.
Wheeldon d J. Pick/S. Adamczyk 7-6, L.
Hampshire/B. Dillon d D. Schumann/L. Bright
Singles: S. Nettle d D. Strongman 6-3, S.
Butterworth lost to J. Pick 4-6, B. Rogers
lost to D. Schumann 5-7, J. Inglis lost to J.
Stoeckel 2-6, K. Wheeldon d S. Adamczyk
6-1, B. Dillon d L. Bright 6-1 .
Waikerie 11-82 d Renmark Gold 4-51 .
Doubles: B. Haynes/L. McWaters d A.
Qambari/K. Thiel 6-1, B. Haynes/R. Smyth d
A. Qambari/K. Thiel 6-2, L. Taylor/R. Smyth
lost to N. Kroemer/R. Thiel 4-6, J. Smith/L.
Taylor lost to N. Kroemer/R. Thiel 0-6, J.
Rhode/K. Bannister lost to T. Adamczyk/M.
Schwartzkopff 4-6, J. Rohde/K. Bannister
d T. Adamczyk/M. Schwartzkopff 6-1, B.
Haynes/L. Taylor d A. Qambari/K. Thiel
6-3, L. McWaters/J. Rohde d N. Kroemer/T.
Adamczyk 6-3, J. Smith/K. Bannister d R.
Thiel/M. Schwartzkopff 7-5 .
Singles: B. Haynes d A. Qambari 6-1, L.
McWaters lost to K. Thiel 6-7, J. Smith d
N. Kroemer 6-2, R. Smyth d R. Thiel 7-5, J.
Rohde d T. Adamczyk 6-2, K. Bannister d M.
Moorook 4-37 drew with Paringa Swans
Doubles: T. Griffin/K. Leigh lost to C. Miller/J.
Clohesy 2-6, 4-6, D. Hill/D. Copeland d D.
Roesler/C. Newbery 6-3, D. Hill/B. Walkington
d N. Dillon/D. Roesler 6-3 .
Singles: T. Griffin lost to C. Miller 2-6, D.
Copeland lost to J. Clohesy 4-6, D. Hill d N.
Dillon 6-2, B. Walkington d C. Newbery 7-5 .
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