Week 2 of the Stratford Tennis League saw tight matches in both games last week.
The early game had Auto Works facing off against Snapd.
The match started with a split of sets in the Ladies No. 1 doubles as Marta Andrekovic and Cox Wensink, of Snapd, took the first set 6-4, while Johanna Billing and Nancy Rheaume, of Auto Works, won the second set 6-4.
The Ladies No. 2 doubles also split sets as the Snapd pair of Monica Eickmeyer and Michele Thomson scored a 7-5 win in the first set, and Auto Works’ Ginny Smith and Sandra Hofing took the second set 6-2.
The splits continued in the Men’s No. 1 doubles as Grant McPherson and Pat McCarroll, of Auto Works, claimed the first set 7-5, while Chris Parson and Murray Schiedel, of Snapd, scored a 6-2 victory in the second set.
Ryan Lay and Lanny Hoare, of Snapd, won the first set of the Men’s No. 2 doubles 6-3, before John Fischer and Stuart Arkett, of Auto Works, rebounded to take the second set 7-6 (seven points to four in the tie-breaker).
All splits in the doubles had the teams tied heading into the mixed doubles matches.
The No. 1 Mixed match went to Auto Works as Billings and McPherson downed Andrekovic and Parson 6-1. Rheaume and McCarroll took the No. 2 match for Auto Works with a 6-2 victory over Wensink and Schiedel.
The No. 3 Mixed match also went to Auto Works as Smith and Fischer doubled up Eickmeyer and Lay 6-3. Snapd took the No. 4 Mixed with Thomson and Hoare out-lasting Hofing and Arkett 6-4.
The mixed doubles success allowed Auto Works to win the match seven sets to five sets.
The late game had Donkers Agri taking on Sunrise Health Services.
The match opened with a split in the Ladies No. 1 doubles as Linda Doig and Maria Donkers, of Donkers, grabbed the first set 6-2, while Sandie Ennett and Naomi Lange, of Sunrise, won the second set 7-6 (seven points to three in the tie-breaker).
Another split occurred in the Ladies No. 2 doubles with Marilyn Leasa and Marilyn Holmes, of Sunrise, winning 7-6 (seven points to five in the tie-breaker) in the first set, before Lindsay Murray and Nancy Chung, of Donkers, rebounded to take the second set 6-1.
The Men’s No. 1 doubles went to Sunrise as Bob Tamblyn and Luke Fischer scored a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Richard Bast and John Noble.
Donkers won the Men’s No. 2 doubles as Larry Shurrie and Marcel Lundrigan took out Cameron Kramer and Jagdish Patel 6-1, 6-4.
Once again, teams headed to the Mixed matches deadlocked with four sets each.
Donkers claimed the No. 1 Mixed match-up as Doig and Bast scored a 6-2 win over Ennett and Tamblyn.
Sunrise won the No. 2 Mixed match with Lange and Fischer besting Donkers and Noble 6-4. Leasa and Kramer, of Sunrise, won the No. 3 Mixed with a 6-4 victory over Murray and Schiedel.
Sunrise also took the No. 4 Mixed as Holmes and Patel edged Chung and Ciaran Buckley 6-4. Sunrise won the match seven sets to five sets in another close overall match.
After two weeks of action, there is a tie for first place in the standings as Donkers Agri and Sunrise Health Services each have 13 total sets won, while Auto Works and Snapd are tied for third place with 11 sets each.
This week, Sunrise Health Services and Auto Works will meet in the early game, while Donkers Agri faces Snapd in the late game.