Bealiba has drawn level with Gully White atop the Maryborough District Tennis Association A grade ladder following a commanding performance against Amphitheatre last Friday night.
The Bealiba side entered the match a rich vein of form riding a seven-match winning streak, and made a blistering start through the efforts of Jackson Fitzpatrick and Patrick Jenes, who overwhelmed Alex McLay and Josh Barker 8-1 in the opening set.
Teammates Alix Ford and Bethany Fitzpatrick were even more ruthless in the women’s section, running over their opponents 8-0 to set the tone for the night.
Darren Mortlock and Yvette McClean also played their part for Bealiba, including an 8-3 set win when teaming together in the mixed to seal a clean sweep for their side.
The win means Bealiba caught up with Gully White on 99 points at the head of the division, although with a slight percentage deficit.
Meanwhile, the Gully team returned to the winner’s list after a couple of rough weeks, completing a comfortable win over the struggling Lawn Green.
Paul Lowery and Daniel Potter had too much class for Riley Ford and Lyndon Tait in the opening set, taking it 6-4.
A feel-good moment came when Gully stalwart Ron Potter made a triumphant return to the game following his recent health issues.
Striding onto the court like a king reclaiming his throne, Ron proceeded to hold sway in imperious fashion, claiming wins alongside Paul (8-3), son Daniel (8-2) and daughter Lauren (8-1).
For more on this story see Page 39 of The Advertiser, Friday, February 22