Sport

Great turnout for ten­nis comp

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page - Therese Col­man

The weather was wet and windy, but that did not stop al­most 100 play­ers from com­pet­ing at the Mar­garet River Gold AMT at the week­end.

The pro­fes­sional ten­nis tournament ran from Satur­day-Tues­day, with play­ers com­pet­ing for $10,000 in prize money.

Perth’s Tris­tan Schoolkate took out the men’s singles com­pe­ti­tion, with Zach Itzstein from Perth in sec­ond place. Schoolkate is now ranked 101st in Aus­tralia, and Itzstein ranked 54th.

Perth’s Teiwa Casey, ranked 250th in Aus­tralia, was awarded first place in the women’s singles, and Luna Jokanovic at 154th re­ceived sec­ond place.

The Men’s dou­bles was taken out by Do­minic Bechard and Schoolkate, who de­feated Luca Bonini and Alex Downey.

The women’s dou­bles had an equally im­pres­sive win, with Talia Gib­son and Crys­tal Mild­wa­ters com­ing first over Hay­ley Bur­ton and Ruby Cul­ley. The Marga- ret River Ten­nis Club hosted a pres­i­dents’ evening on Satur­day.

More than 20 lo­cal club pres­i­dents and com­mit­tee mem­bers at­tended the evening to share ideas on grow­ing the sport in the re­gion.

Ten­nis West chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Roberts thanked the Shire of Au­gusta-Mar­garet River for its support.

“The play­ers love play­ing in Mar­garet River, where they can also make the most of what the re­gion has to of­fer,” he said.

Mar­garet River Ten­nisi Ten­nis Club pres­i­dent DrewDr Szandt­ner with singles win­ners and run­ners-up Tris­tan Schoolkate, Zach Itzstein, Teiwa wa Casey and Luna Jokan Jokanovic. INSET: Dou­bles play­ers Si­mon Bates, from SA, and Nikola Dotlic, Max Weir and Jaye Marzec all from Perth.

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