Gelvan fliers might be tested by Westview

EYE ON THE BALL: Experienced Wembley player Helgard Zietsman will have an important role to play in their premier league tennis clash against VP at Wembley tomorrow
EYE ON THE BALL: Experienced Wembley player Helgard Zietsman will have an important role to play in their premier league tennis clash against VP at Wembley tomorrow

Gelvan Eagles have the inside track, but there is plenty to play for in section one as the round-robin phase in the PE and District men’s premier tennis league draws to a close tomorrow.

Despite a setback against Wembley last weekend, the Eagles go into their encounter against Westview at Westview with a three-point lead over Wembley.

They owe this to the 14 points they earned in their first match against VP, who played themselves into contention with a 12-2 result against Westview last weekend. Westview missed their No 1 Edmund Drake for that match and if he is back today, the task will not be that easy for the Eagles.

Meanwhile, Wembley (16 points) and VP (15 points) will be involved in a serious battle for supremacy at Wembley. Shaded by one point in their opening match against Westview, the Wembley combination will be looking for a good haul of points against the visitors to make up the leeway against the Eagles.

In section two, NMMU made a winning start by defeating Kingswood 11-5 last week, but have a bye this weekend as Kingswood and Rhodes square up.

NMMU’s earlier match against Rhodes was postponed as the Grahamstown varsity only starts on Monday. That should be the deciding match in the section, which comprises only three teams.

The section winners meet in the final.

-Neale Emslie

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