Hopetoun claim hat-trick of District Cups
HOPETOUN have won their third premiership in a row in the Dimboola and District Tennis Association on Saturday.
At Anzac Park, Warrack Gold and Hopetoun competed in the Grand Final.
Both teams were grand finalists in the previous season and the Warracknabeal side was looking to reverse the result of the previous year.
Hopetoun had other plans and were quick to display their intentions in the mixed as the reigning premiers started the day convincingly, winning five of the six sets in the opening mixed section.
Warrack’s Cam Clyne and Emma Koschitzke won their only set when they defeated Mal McLean & Remy George 9-6 but Hopetoun was too
strong in the remaining five matches.
It appeared that the win in the mixed section set up the day as Hopetoun’s men were too strong for the Warrack men winning a clean sweep of matches and only gave away 10 games in the six sets.
The Warrack ladies reversed this result by winning all six sets. Two sets came down to tie-breakers, but the Warrack ladies held their
nerve and claimed the wins.
Association president Tim Jorgensen and secretary Abbey Greig ran the day and congratulated all players on their season.
Both presented medallions to the winning team before presenting the District Cup to captains Jacob Holm and Jonti a winning point in their tense tie-break battle with Rikki Nitschke and Lynley Clyne.
Warrack Gold 1 match point, 7 sets, 100 games lost to Hopetoun match points, 11 sets, 135 games.
Mixed: Warrack Gold 1 set, 36 games. Hopetoun 5 sets, 51 games.
Kevin Mills & Lauren Kellett lost to Jacob Holm & Zali Brown 3-9. Mitchell Greenwood & Sarah Spicer lost to Taylor Donnan & Dana Schache 7-9. Cam Clyne & Emma Koschitzke d Mal McLean & Remy George 9-6. Connor McKenzie & Rikki Nitschke lost to Tony & Jonti George 5-9. Chris Kellett & Jan Greenwood lost to Coleman Schache & Courtney Jones 7-9. Dave Nitschke & Lynley Clyne lost to Anthony Schache & Shiarne Petschel 5-9.
Warrack Gold 10 games. Hopetoun 6 sets, 54
K. Mills & C. McKenzie lost to J. Holm & M. McLean 3-9. C. Clyne & C. Kellett lost to C. Schache & T. George 1-9. K. Mills & M. Greenwood lost to J. Holm & T. Donnan 5-9. C. Clyne & D. Nitschke lost to C. & A. Schache 0-9. M. Greenwood & C. McKenzie lost to T. Donnan & M. McLean 1-9. C. Kellett & D. Nitschke lost to T. George & A. Schache 0-9.
Warrack Gold 6 sets, 54 games. Hopetoun 30 games.
E. Koschitzke & L. Kellett d Z. Brown & R. George 9-4. R. Nitschke & J. Greenwood d J. George & C. Jones 9-6. E. Koschitzke & S. Spicer d Z. Brown & D. Schache 9-3. R. Nitschke & L. Clyne d J. George & S. Petschel 9-8 (tie-breaker score 8-6). S.Spicer & L. Kellett d D. Schache & R.
George 9-8 (tie-breaker score 7-2). J. Greenwood & L. Clyne d C. Jones & S. Petschel 9-1