January 19, 2018

Cobram tennis teams came up against some strong opposition on the weekend.

The Cobram Lawn Tennis Club is back in full swing after the Christmas break.

The club is holding a corporate night on Thursday, January 25, and is asking local businesses to enter teams of four people.

. There will be an award for best-dressed team.

Entry is $40 per team. There will be a roast dinner and refreshments available for $10 a person or $30 for a family.

The Annual Bats and Racquets Ball will be held on Saturday, February 10, at the Cobram Showgrounds.

Cobram Crocs came away with the bragging rights on Saturday after defeating Cobram Cobras 7-83 to 7-75.

David Bate teamed up with Steve ‘‘Flash’’ Kelly for the Crocs and Peter Hollands teamed up with Mario Bruni for the Cobras in the first men’s doubles. Cobras took this match 8-3, while in the other men’s doubles Crocs’ James and Luke Bramley defeated Rod Armstrong and Nick Osbourne 8-3.

In the men’s singles it was a battle of the captains as Hollands took on Bate. Hollands came away with the win 6-2.

Crocs claimed the other men’s singles, with James Bramley defeating Osbourne 6-1.

The women’s doubles matches were close, with Cobras’ Helen Bruni and Jennie Armstrong defeating Marika Newey and Tamara Bate in a tie-breaker 8-7, while Mel Kelly and Kim Collins fell short against Jackie Vogel and Georgia Stoate 6-8.

The teams also shared the spoils in the singles, which saw Crocs’ Tamara Bate defeat Helen Bruni 6-3 and Cobras’ Collins beat Stoate 6-1.

It was a great day for tennis, with Crocs leading by one going in to the mixed.

David Bate teamed up with his wife Tamara to take on fellow husband-and-wife team Road and Jennie Armstrong, winning 8-1.

Newey and James Bramley had a tough match against Hollands and Collins, going down in a tie-breaker 7-8, while Luke Bramley and Vogel took on Mario and Helen Bruni but were too strong, winning 8-6.

In the final mixed set, Steve Kelly and Stoate took on Osborne and Mel Kelly but just fell short, losing 7-8 in a tie-breaker.

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