Net gain: Moore success
IT was a war of attrition for Mick Sherry against Lismore brothers Nathan and Brendan Moore in the Casino Open tennis tournament at the weekend.
Playing on his home-town courts, Sherry overcame Nathan Moore 6-1 3-6 6-1 in an exhausting semi-final of the men's singles.
The match lasted nearly three hours.
Sherry then faced Nathan's older brother Brendan in the final.
Although Brendan Moore has been hampered by a leg injury in recent months, he proved too strong for Sherry in the final, winning in straight sets, 6-1 6-2.
The Moore brothers continued their run of success in the men's doubles with a 6-1 6-1 win in the final over Sherry and Paul Denning.
In the consolation men's singles, Russell Franey defeated his younger opponent Brendan Lee 7-5 4-6 10-7 (match tie-break) in a semi-final.
It earned him a spot in the final against Gold Coast player David Chang, who was too fresh and too strong, winning 6-2 6-2 in a match played under the newly upgraded lights.
Two Casino players made the special women's singles final, with Kelly Richards defeating Sue Pollard 6-4 6-5 (7-1 tie-break).
Special men's singles round-robin: Winner, David Gair 24 games; runner-up, Greg Hughes 18 games.
Special men's doubles round-robin: Winners, Greg Hughes and Daniel Hannah 18 games; runners-up, Mick Sherry and Jarrod Flower 17 games.
Special women's doubles round-robin: Winners, Naomi Doncaster and Bianca Nugent 18 games; runners-up, Carly Green and Kelly Richards 14 games.
Special mixed doubles round-robin: Pool A winners, Greg Hughes and Kelly Richards; Pool B winners, David Gair and Verity Pearse. Final: Hughes and Richards d Gair and Pearse 6-2 6-3.