7 July, 2023
Orford and district table tennis
WARRNAMBOOL Vikings opened a two-game advantage over their closest rival when they defeated Attunga in the Orford and District table tennis competition.
The rest of the four looks to be consolidated, with Port Fairy two games clear of Myndarra in fifth place.
As there are eight teams in the competition there will be A and B grade finals with four teams in each.
Week 12 will see Port Fairy take on ladder leaders Warrnambool Vikings while Tarrone will be hunting their first victory of the season when they take on the depleted Orford side.
Glengleeson will come with the strong team of Peter Drendel, Gareth Spring, Bill Lyons or Lindsay Morton in the hope of reversing their 6-5 loss to Myndarra in the earlier round.
Attunga has had the wood over Warrnambool Warriors for a number of seasons and a turnaround isn’t expected this year.
Results from week 11: Warrnambool Vikings defeated Attunga 9.31-2.10.
Both Dom Angarano and Rehan Icbal (Vikings) won their three rubbers while Ian and Val Wortley were Attunga’s winners.
Vikings won three of the five extended rubbers, giving them the edge for the night.
Orford lost to Port Fairy 2.10-9.31.
The opening rubber set the tone of the night when Orford’s David Rowbottom defeated Port Fairy’s Wayne Krause 6-11, 3-11, 11-5, 11-9 and 11-8.
Orford also won a five game doubles but lost the other two extended rubbers.
Tony Storer and Ray Young both won their three rubbers for Port Fairy.
Tarrone lost to Glengleeson 5.18-6.23 The opening singles rubbers were all extended while the following rubbers conformed to the norm.
Tarrone’s David Warhurst won his three rubbers, withstanding a strong challenge from Gareth Spring 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11 and 11-7.
Both Gareth Spring and Peter Drendel won two rubbers for Tarrone.
Warrnambool Warriors defeated Myndarra 8.26-3.15. Warrnambool Warriors’ Peter Owen won his three rubbers when he defeated Aaron Rowbottom Myndarra 11-8, 11-8, 8-11 and 11-9.
Warriors’ Neil Ford and Chad Ryan both won two rubbers, while Myndarra’s other rubber was their doubles win.
Five of the rubbers were extended, with the Warriors winning three of them.
The closest rubber of the night was when Neil defeated Ally Rowbottom 13-11, 10-12, 11-9, 5-11 and 12-10.
The unofficial ladder:
Warrnambool Vikings 44 points, 102 rubbers, 319 games; Attunga 36, 83, 270; Warrnambool Warriors 28, 71, 233; Port Fairy 24, 56, 202; Myndarra 16, 49, 168; Glengleeson 16, 47, 202; Orford 12, 43, 159; Tarrone 0, 30, 133.