Albany duo bow out in quarterfinals

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Albany duo Pemba Spargo and Evie Dupuy both reached the quarterfinals at last week’s Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Culburra Beach on the NSW coast.

Part of the WA team at the shortboard competition, Spargo and Dupuy couldn’t progress past the quarterfinals in their under-18 girls division despite their best efforts in the small conditions.

In the opening round heats, Spargo qualified directly into the quarterfinals after an impressive combined score of 11.6 earned her second place behind Queensland’s Amber Dods (15 heat total).

Dupuy, however, had a tougher time in her first round, finishing fourth with a combined heat total of 7.25 and was forced into the requalification round despite her other three opponents Sasha Baker (7.5), Lannia Fostin (8) and Kiara Meredith (8.35) only just edging her out.

A score of 7.5 was enough for Dupuy to finish second in the requalification round and progress to the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, Spargo finished with a score of 6.15 but it wasn’t enough to break into the top two, leaving her in third place behind Baker (10.3) and Teah van de Wakker (11.15).

Dupuy was knocked out after finishing fourth, scoring 8.25 in a competitive quarterfinal against Sophia Chapman (9.55), Fostin (9.85) and India Robinson (12.85).

Piper Harrison won the under-18 girls from fellow Queenslander Baker with Meredith third and Anna Toohey in fourth.

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