Asics gripped to the top


WITH Asics clinging to top position by a slender percentage margin over Yonnex, it was imperative for both to perform on Tuesday in Traralgon women’s tennis.

Tomorrow is the last round prior to finals and neither heavyweight faltered with the finish line in sight, displaying top tennis to win their respective matches.

At the end of play both won out 4-2 and the percentage margin narrowed by one per cent at the top of the tree.

Asics played Dunlop and was slow off the blocks, losing the first set.

Janine Beechey-Danvers for Asics was the difference between the two teams, winning her three sets to manufacture a 4-2 (41-31) triumph.

The Yonnex versus Wilson match was a similar affair.

Favourite Yonnex went down in the first and lost the last, with Sharon Harrup playing determined tennis all day.

A convincing 8-1 set win in the middle stages of the match helped Yonnex win out by a 14 game margin.

Prince was disappointed to lose against Puma while looking to consolidate third place on the ladder.

After a bad loss last week Puma fought back into the winners’ circle with Jess Drava leading the charge in a 4-2 (41-30) victory.

Middle ranked sides Babolat and Adidas collided in a battle between inconsistent performers.

Deb Albanese of Babolat is improving each season and showed this week she is tough opposition, winning her three sets.

Babolat won the day 4-2 (40-34).