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Tenterden win Lower Great Southern’s Champion of Champions event for the first time

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Winners of the Champion of Champions tournament Tenterden Tennis Club.
Camera IconWinners of the Champion of Champions tournament Tenterden Tennis Club. Credit: Tenterden Tennis Club

Players from throughout the region gathered in Kendenup on Sunday to represent their clubs in the annual Lower Great Southern Tennis Association’s end of season inter-club Champion of Champions challenge event.

In warm and sunny conditions, a full day of tennis was played featuring five events.

Representing Merrifield Park, Kat Myburgh won the men’s singles division, remaining undefeated for the day to collect maximum points for his club.

The ladies’ singles event saw Alex Riggall complete a perfect tournament, winning all her matches to add 10 points for Tenterden.

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In a keenly contested men’s doubles competition, Adam Lea and Les Bairstow from Merrifield Park held on to win all their matches and gain full points for their club.

Tenterden's Clare and Travis King on their way to winning the mixed doubles event.
Camera IconTenterden's Clare and Travis King on their way to winning the mixed doubles event. Credit: Les Bairstow

Louise Nolan and Pauline Heilbron played consistent tennis throughout the day, winning all their matches in the ladies doubles to contribute valuable points to Emu Point’s total.

Clare and Travis King from Tenterden were comfortable winners of the mixed doubles event, chipping in a full 10 points to their club’s total.

At the conclusion of play, all the clubs scores were tallied and for the first time since the inception of the event in 2005, a thrilled Tenterden Tennis Club were presented their maiden shield and declared the 2022-23 LGSTA Champion Club.

LGSTA president Bairstow thanked Kendenup for hosting the day, congratulated all the players for representing their clubs and lauded the great sportsmanship and friendly spirit that the event was played in.

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