Great turnout for tennis comp
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.