Rivalry continues

KERANG won its third successive district tennis title after the latest installment of one of the competition's most endearing rivalries.

The repeat Division One premiers retain bragging rights over the vanquished Koondrook side in the Northern District Lawn Tennis Association, winning by 15 games in Saturday's decider at Barham.

The two rivals, who share a healthy respect for each other, have dominated district tennis for more than a decade.

Kerang has won the Robinson Shield on seven occasions since the mid-1990s and Koondrook has tasted success in six grand finals.

Koondrook earned premiership glory in 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2011 and 2014, with Saturday's victory adding to Kerang's record of title wins in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2015 and 2016.

* MURRABIT claimed a rare NDLTA pennant title on Saturday, producing a 13-game win against Kerang Greens.

The win was Murrabit's third consecutive success against the association's newest side after it transferred across from the Loddon Valley Tennis Association at the start of the season.

* GUNBOWER denied Leitchville consecutive Division Three title, prevailing by two games in the closest result on the day.

The premiers went into the grand final having not lost to Leitchville all season, and kept its string record intact.

* KERANG GREENS claimed its first NDLTA title, prevailing in the Junior Division One section by five games against Gunbower.

The top two sides in the competition produced a competitive encounter, with the win Kerang Greens' second success against Gunbower in the space of seven weeks.

* GANNAWARRA defended its Junior Division Two title, defeating Kerang by 16 games.

The match was the first time the sides had faced off since late November, with the result also going the two-time premiers' way on that day.

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