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RIVERLAND JUNIOR TENNIS GRAND FINALS
Waikerie snags bragging rights
Waikerie won a thrilling
Riverland Lawn Tennis
Association grand final on
Saturday, upsetting minor
premier Cobdogla by just
Despite being without quality
player Steven Braun, Waikerie was
still able to prevail, albeit narrowly,
for its second title in three seasons.
Following the doubles, Cobdogla
led by just two games, with none of
the six rubbers close.
Troy Lehmann and Tom
Waterson combined to defeat
Shane Nettle and Sam Butterworth
6-2, 6-1, while Shaun Steele and
Ben Haynes beat Brodie Kollmann
and Luke Hampshire 6-2.
A change in doubles partners
for Waikerie saw Kollmann and
Hampshire rebound to beat Haynes
and Luke McWaters to love.
Cobdogla’s women continued
their dominance, beating Penny
Kroehn and Tianna Adamczyk 6-0,
The singles saw Nettle upset the
previously unbeaten Lehmann 5-9
to give Cobdogla a sniff.
With big wins to Saville and
Dillon in the women’s singles,
Cobdogla looked set to claim vic-
However, Steele prevailed 9-1
over Kollmann, while Haynes won
9-5 against Hampshire to give
Waikerie a chance.
Waterson and Butterworth were
the last two on court, with Waikerie
needing at least a 9-3 win to claim
Waterson delivered, using his
experience to cruise to a 9-1 victory
over the Cobdogla youngster.
Cobdogla beat Loxton Silver 8-4
to win the division two grand
final. Cobdogla led 4-2 after the
doubles, with only Loxton’s wom-
en keeping them in the match.
The lead was increased during the
singles, with Ben Rogers recording
the biggest win of the day, beating
Scott Gillett 9-2.
Moorook upset Cobdogla 5-3
in the division three season
Daryl Hill’s 6-4 win over
David Hefford proved crucial for
Moorook, along with Kelly Leigh’s
6-2 victory over Mark Dickson.
Waikerie 6-54 d Cobdogla 6-51.
Doubles: T. Lehmann/T. Waterson d
S. Nettle/S. Butterworth 6-2, 6-1; S.
Steele/B. Haynes d B. Kollmann/L.
Hampshire 6-2; B. Haynes/L. McWaters
lost to B. Kollmann/L. Hampshire 0-6; P.
Kroehn/T. Adamczyk lost to K. Saville/B.
Dillon 0-6, 3-6.
Singles: Lehmann lost to Nettle 5-9;
Waterson d Butterworth 9-1; Steele d
Kollmann 9-1; Haynes d Hampshire 9-5;
Kroehn lost to Saville 0-6; Adamczyk
lost to Dillon 1-6.
Cobdogla 8-65 d Loxton Silver 4-53.
Doubles: B. Rogers/L. Hale d S. Gillett/C.
Wall 6-3, 6-1; T. Knoblauch/J. Roberts d
J. Lane/R. Battams 6-3, 6-2; S. Pearn/J.
Pearn lost to N. Burgmeyer/K. Wall 0-6;
J. Pearn/C. Kollmann lost to K. Wall/L.
Zdanowicz 1-6 .
Singles: Rogers d Gillett 9-2; Hale d
C. Wall 9-5; T. Knoblauch d Lane 9-5;
C. Knoblauch lost to Battams 4-9; S.
Pearn lost to Burgmeyer 2-6; Kollmann
d Zdanowicz 7-5.
Moorook 5-39 d Cobdogla 5-33.
Doubles: A. Smith/B. Walkington d D.
Hefford/ D. Wilksch 7-5; A. Smith/K.
Leigh lost to D. Hefford/D. Wilksch 1-6;
D. Hill/K. Leigh lost to P. Kollmann/N.
O’Hare 2-6; B. Walkington/D. Hill d N.
O’Hare/M. Dickson 6-1 .
Singles: Smith lost to Kollmann 5-7; Hill
d Hefford 6-4; Walkington d O’Hare 6-2;
Leigh d Dickson 6-2 .
by Emma Walter
Loxton basketballer Riley
Stasinowsky jets off overseas
today, representing Australia
at the Pacific Easter Classic
Held in New Zealand this long
weekend, the competition will see
Riley undertake several training ses-
sions and several games per day.
Having celebrated his 13th birthday
on Saturday, Riley said this week
would be “the best”.
“My birthday present will be play-
ing basketball in another country,”
“I’m pretty excited – a bit nervous,
but more excited. I’ve never been
overseas and to play in another coun-
try is just amazing.
“I was shocked when I found out I
had made the team (in January) and I
don’t think I’ve stopped feeling that.”
Upon arriving, Riley will have the
chance to get settled before having a
three-session training day tomorrow
prior to competing.
It will be the first opportunity to
play with his Australian team mates.
“I’ve been practising at home and
last week I started playing and train-
ing in Adelaide with Central Districts
Gawler,” Riley said.
“I played for Loxton in the
Riverland under 14 grand final –
straight to Adelaide.
“It was straight from one lot of
basketball to the other.”
Riley thanked his “first coach”, Jill
Lange, who encouraged him when he
started playing as an 8-year-old.
He has plans to progress in the
sport, saying that he would “love”
the chance to play overseas again.
RIVERLAND DIVISION THREE TENNIS PREMIERS, MOOROOK: Brent Walkington (left), Kelly Leigh,
Daryl Hill and Allan Smith. Front: William Guihenneuc.
Chelsea Webber photo
Renmark Tintra 6-43 d Waikerie 0-24.
Doubles: J. Stoeckel/A. Qambari
d T. Collins/B. Cavanagh 9-4; B.
Schuetze/C. Price d J. Parfitt/B.
Schober 9-7 .
Singles: Stoeckel d Collins 7-5;
Qambari d Parfitt 6-3; Schuetze d
Cavanagh 6-3; Price d Schober 6-2.
Waikerie White 3-33 d Cobdogla
Doubles: D. Sidhu/J. Bolt d M. Fuller/B.
Roberts 9-5; R. Hollamby/C. Neal lost
to J. Pascoe/H. Carter 7-9 .
Singles: Sidhu d Fuller 6-2; Bolt lost to
Roberts 4-6; Hollamby d Pascoe 6-3;
Neal lost to Carter 1-6 .
Barmera 4-34 d Renmark Tintra 2-23.
Doubles: H. Stewart/K. Stavrou lost to
A. Dix/E. Nikas 3-9; H. Braunack/M.
Arendt d P. Drakopoulos/L. Bright
Singles: Stewart d Dix 6-2; Arendt d
Nikas 6-0; Braunack d Drakopoulos
6-3; Stavrou lost to Bright 4-6 .
Barmera 3-26 d Renmark Tintra 3-35.
Doubles: J. Pater/N. Miller lost to K.
Morena/C. Wright 5-9; J. Harrington/E.
Haslett d L. Monaco/M. Jericho 9-3 .
Singles: Pater d Morena 6-1; Miller lost
to Wright 6-7; Harrington d Monaco
6-0; Haslett lost to Jericho 3-6.
Cobdogla Eagles 5-35 d Renmark
Tintra Dolphins 1-21.
Doubles: S. Kourasanis/T. Dillon lost
to J. Haslett/O. Pearce 5-7; L. Nettle/J.
Whitbourne d W. Coombs/J. Crouch
Singles: Kourasanis d Haslett 6-3;
Dillon d Pearce 6-4; Nettle d Coombs
6-2; Whitbourne d Crouch 6-3 .
Loxton Green 4-28 d Loxton Purple
Doubles: J. Maczkowiack/E. Battams d
C. Whillas/T. Blaser 6-1; C. Vowles/L.
Cockshell d M. Albrecht/L. Flight 1-6 .
Singles: Maczkowiack d Whillas 6-1;
Battams lost to Blaser 2-6; Vowles d
Albrecht 6-1; Cockshell lost to Flight
RIVERLAND DIVISION THREE MIXED TENNIS PREMIERS, LOXTON GREEN: Carl Vowles, Jorgia
Maczkowiack, Erin Battams and Lucas Cockshell.
– Wi ll Slee photos
Jordan Smith was presented
with the Darnley Taylor Award .
Riverland SAPSASA held
a successful swimming
carnival at the Loxton Pool
The event saw 15 schools rep-
resented on the day in four age
groups across both genders.
The event was used as a selec-
tion day for the Riverland team
to represent the region at the state
swimming carnival held today in
Loxton’s Neil Uzzell is coaching
the team. Ten records were broken
on the day and Berri Primary was
the winning school.
Dylan White (Renmark West) 100m
boys open freestyle.
Halina Kudra (Loxton Lutheran) 10yo
girls 50m freestyle; 10yo girls 50m
backstroke; 10yo girls 50m backstroke.
Jordan White (Renmark West) 11yo
boys 50m freestyle; 11yo boys 50m
backstroke; 11yo boys 50m butterfly.
Sarah Kassebaum (Berri) 11yo girls
Dylan White (Renmark West) 12yo boys
Ella Kassebaum (Berri) 10yo girls 50m
Joey Haenen, Tia Dahlitz, Renzo
Catalano, Isiah Williams, Syd
Grummet, Zoe Raynes, Monty Wall,
Charlotte Lawrence, Chloe Sharrad,
Jo Catalano, William Gillett, Grace
Pluckhahn (Loxton); Konrad Duffin, Ella
Kassebaum, Sarah Kassebaum, Jack
Duffin, Tekira Hoffmann (Berri); Reuben
Lehmann (Waikerie); Lucas Cockshell,
Halina Kudra (Loxton Lutheran); Shay
Coombs, Jordan White, Rylan White,
Georgia Pater (Renmark West); Tianna
Ivanovic, Traeden Ivanovic, Bree
Lambert (Renmark North); Ashleigh
Haigh, Lacey Hill (St Joseph’s Barmera);
Ethan Johnson, Declan Brewer (Cadell);
Mataya Heinrich, Holly Amos (Monash);
Tori Lowe (St Joseph’s Renmark).
Making a splash
Matt Benson won the
Cycling Club race of the
season last Tuesday.
Benson held off a strong com-
bined A and B grade field for victo-
ry in the Monash criterium.
Benson and Jachmann had a
quarter-lap handicap, chasing Steve
Jaensch, Lee Rasheed, Lee Stevens,
Ken Ridley and Derek Martinson.
The group stayed together for
about half the race, with Benson
and Jachmann starting to catch
them after about three laps.
Benson eventually caught the
main group and only Jaensch went
with him, but was unable to rein
Youngster Gordon Pipe won the
C grade race, while Josh Ridley
won the D grade.
A/B grade: 1. M . Benson; 2. S.
Jaensch; 3. K. Ridley; 4. L. Rasheed;
5. D . Martinson; 6. C . Jachmann. DNF:
C grade: 1. G. Pipe; 2. P. Graves; 3. G .
O’Brien; 4. A. Ylia.
D grade: 1. J. Ridley; 2. T. Stevens.
DNF: G. Lawton.
Benson sprints to cycle victory
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