Stawell Tennis Club’s Friday night competition

The top of the table clash in the Stawell Tennis Club’s Friday night competition turned into a non-event, with Crowe Horwath proving itself to be a class above the opposition.

The Crowe Horwath team claimed an emphatic 71-game victory over the former second-placed Farrers Tyrepower.

Stawell’s number one ranked male, Blair Hart, took full advantage of arch rival Joel Freeland's absence, dropping just six games for the night against a hapless Shane Field.

Hart was back to his best after some indifferent form in recent weeks and was very well supported by fellow skipper Sue Blakey.

Consistent Mick Sullivan and Dakota Cosson were also prominent in their team’s victory.

Karl Scott and Angus Williams showed why they are two of the top fancies in the B Grade singles club championships.

Both put on another polished display but it wasn't near enough for Farrers Tyrepower, going down 8 sets 126 games to Crowe Horwath 19 sets 197 games.

Frewstal forced their way into second place on the competition ladder, with a comfortable 46 game win over cellar-dwellers David O'Jones Mitre 10.

Led brilliantly by co-captains Howard Dunn and Jade Cross, Frewstal were never challenged in their 17 set 190 games to 10 set 144 games victory.

Caitlin Martin and Millie Francis did their best to emulate Cross's heroics, displaying great touch on their way to multiple victories.

Sandy Kellas was also one of the better performed players of the evening.

Declan Pyke and Leon Monaghan battled hard against the odds for the underdog David O'Jones Mitre 10.

This week sees a crucial battle ensuing, which will have a huge effect on the make up of the final four positions.

Farrers Tyrepower and Frewstal are set to lock horns, while a comfortable victory appears assured for the unbeaten, in-form Crowe Horwath team against a David O'Jones Mitre 10 team searching for its first victory of the competition.

Round four 

Ladder

Crowe Horwath 86 pts

Frewstal 64 pts

Farrers Tyrepower 57 pts

David O'Jones Mitre 10 41 pts