Strong field at junior singles

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Evan Hancock plays a strong forehand shot at the junior championships.
Camera IconEvan Hancock plays a strong forehand shot at the junior championships. Credit: Laurie Benson

A strong field of 50 youngsters competed in the annual Lower Great Southern Tennis Association junior singles championships at Lawley Park Tennis Club on Sunday.

Players from Kendenup, Bremer Bay, Denmark and Albany competed in round-robin matches followed by finals and consolation matches across six different age groups.

Tom Hillman won the under-16 boys’ division, defeating Riley Kerr, while Zac Scott walked away victorious in the under-14 boys’ division over Bryce Robertson, and Callum Bunker won the consolation match.

Olivia North looks to get to the ball.
Camera IconOlivia North looks to get to the ball. Credit: Laurie Benson

Levi Dawson and Clare Hadlow were crowned the champions in their under-12 boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively.

Kai Jones was the boys’ runner-up, and girls’ runner-up was Olivia North. Niccolo Lembo won the boys’ consolation game.

Yuma Jones was able to get the win over Sebastian Slade in the under-10 boys’ event and Hugo Riggall was consolation winner.

Adeline Sharpe looks to play a forehand shot.
Camera IconAdeline Sharpe looks to play a forehand shot. Credit: Laurie Benson

Bonnie Walters won the under-10 girls’ division defeating Adalyn Sharpe while Olivia Riggall won the consolation match.

In the mixed six and seven age group, Digby Slade got the nod over Asher Craig and the consolation prize went to Dempsey Twigger.

Lewis Ridge looks to hit the ball back in.
Camera IconLewis Ridge looks to hit the ball back in. Credit: Laurie Benson

LGSTA president Les Bairstow was thrilled with the event.

“I was delighted with the big turnout of junior players at the event,” he said.

The fourth leg of the Albany and Districts Tennis League will be played this Sunday at Lawley Park, with senior singles matches to commence at 10.30am.

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