Teen continues to impress as he makes his senior debut
Nico Fouche, 14, has converted his dominant junior form into a sizzling debut at open singles level at the Goldfields Tennis Club on Wednesday.
Having won the gold division for the past two seasons, Nico moved up to open for what was his toughest challenge yet, against last season’s open champion Karol Mihal.
But the youngster broke through with a dominant 6-2 6-0 win.
The match was punctuated with several long rallies and big hitting.
Stephan Fouche was unable to make it a pair of wins, going down in straight sets to Darren Williams 6-0 6-3. In gold division, Milan Nathoo spoiled the return after four years of Chris Sheed with a 6-0 6-1 victory, while Deon Prinsloo was too consistent for Madison Macgregor, winning 6-3 6-2.
Simon Ayles required three sets to get past Ben Walker in the silver division, finishing a 6-5 3-6 6-2 victor.
Twelve-year-old Marni Richter was forced to work hard by Kylie Reed, losing the first set 5-6, before winning the last two 6-3 and 6-0 to triumph.
Chris Hole took on Paul Kenny, succeeding 6-4 6-4.
The Spring Singles takes place every Wednesday at 6.45pm.
Shane Power unleashes a backhand.
A composed Lorin Monck hits a forehand.
David Mortensen gets down low.