Gully White returns to winners list with win over Bealiba

Steven Gell in action for Bealiba in their round five clash with Lawn earlier this month. Round seven gets underway for A grade this Saturday and will see some big matches unfold around the district.

Gully White recorded a fighting win over Bealiba in the Maryborough District Tennis Association’s A grade last weekend, a solid rebound after suffering their first loss of the season the previous week.

With both clubs going into the match with only two male players, it was going to be a long day for all four men with Gully’s Paul Lowery and Ron Potter taking on Bealiba’s Darren Mortlock and Tyson Mortlock over three sets.

Paul and Ron struck the first blow with an 8-6 win in the opening set, but the Mortlocks fared better in the second, taking it in a tiebreak, 8-7.

However the Gully pair had the final say, regrouping and making shorter work of their opponents in the third set on the way to an 8-4 victory.

Meanwhile, the Gully women were on top of things from the outset as Kate McLoughlin and Lauren Potter notched an impressive 8-6 first set win over Bethany Fitzpatrick and Alix Ford, before they and teammate Ally Ellis went on to sweep the remaining sets in that section 8-4, 8-3.

With a sizeable lead going into the mixed sets, Gully sealed the points in the first one as Paul and Kate were too strong for Tyson and Alix,

For more on this story see Page 52 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 29

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