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Lower Great Southern Tennis Association strongly represented at CBH Country Championships in Perth

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Tea Zizek has eyes on the ball.
Camera IconTea Zizek has eyes on the ball. Credit: Sports Imagery

The Lower Great Southern Tennis Association continued its recent success at the 100th edition of the CBH Country Week Championships in Perth this month with strong results across several divisions.

The country week championships are a major highlight of the regional tennis calendar and attracts some of the best talent from WA to compete as representatives of their regions.

Denby Sharpe whacks a forehand.
Camera IconDenby Sharpe whacks a forehand. Credit: Sports Imagery

The women’s singles championship was a hard-fought contest between Lower Great Southern’s Alex Riggall and Peel’s Naomi-Mariana Vakadranu, with Riggall going down 6-3 6-4 in the final after a formidable showing in her qualifying matches.

Rising youngster Denby Sharpe claimed the under-14 singles title after defeating Busselton’s Fletcher Braddock in an entertaining final.

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Sharpe defeated Faso Qophello in the quarterfinal before facing Nathaniel Sandison in the semifinal.

He was a commanding winner against Braddock in the decider, 6-2 6-0.

In the junior divisions, Tea Zizek finished runner-up in the under-14 tournament after a superb display saw her notch wins in the round of 16, quarterfinal and semifinal.

Zizek fell narrowly short in the decider against Alifaye Gidgup in a 10-7 tiebreaker.

Meanwhile, LGSTA players Maggie O’Meehan and Anneliese Slade were outstanding in the under-10 girls’ doubles tournament, claiming the title over Greta Gethin and Kate Growden.

In the under-10 boys’ doubles tournament, George Riggall and Austin Slade claimed title glory over Cooper Pascoe and Joseph Williamson.

Adalyn Sharpe plays a backhand.
Camera IconAdalyn Sharpe plays a backhand. Credit: Sports Imagery

O’Meehan was runner-up in the under-10 singles tournament, going down in the final to Greta Grethin, while Asher Craig also finished second in the under-10 boys’ division, second to Matthew Ashworth.

Dylan Stone claimed the runner-up spot after a brilliant campaign, finishing second to Archie Matthias-Gethin.

Stone also finished runner-up, with Fernando Gatti in the boys’ under-12 doubles tournament behind Matthew Ashworth and LGSTA player Henry Riggall.

This success was backed up by Adalyn Sharpe and Zizek winning the under-14 girls’ doubles competition.

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