Qual­ity ten­nis at High­bury

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - Tate Bar­rett

The sev­enth High­bury Ten­nis Club Coun­try­wide In­sur­ance Bro­kers Pre-Har­vest Ten­nis Tour­na­ment took place last Satur­day with a fan­tas­tic turnout.

The round robin dou­bles tour­na­ment is held an­nu­ally on the first Satur­day of Novem­ber, and this year was well rep­re­sented by 10 men’s and 13 women’s teams across four pools in A and B-grade.

Al­though it was the first tour­na­ment of the sea­son, there were some closely fought games in great ten­nis weather, which meant the end re­sults were also close.

The B-grade ladies’ win­ners were a mother-and-daugh­ter team from Tooli­bin, Annette and Louise Quar­ter­maine, with young guns Sa­man­tha Webb from Nar­ro­gin and Re­nee Sieber from Tooli­bin the run­ners-up.

In B-grade men, last year’s win­ners, vet­er­ans Gary Lor­ri­mar from High­bury and An­drew Borth­wick from Tooli­bin, were edged out by fa­ther-and-son duo Tim and Dan Wiese from High­bury. Both the men’s and ladies’ A-grade pools of­fered en­ter­tain­ing, high-level ten­nis with the teams giv­ing it their all.

In the end it was deja vu, with Nar­ro­gin team Sarah Hen­nessey and Kel­lie Ather­ton win­ning the ladies, while An­gus Arm­strong and Kyle Ang­win from Tooli­bin took out the men’s. Run­ners-up this year for the ladies were Lee Con­lan and Libby Hilder from Nar­ro­gin with Ca­balling’s Gavin DeGruchy and Bevan Ge­orge the run­ners-up in the men’s.

The High­bury Ten­nis Club thanked all play­ers, helpers and es­pe­cially all 35 lo­cal spon­sors for their sup­port in mak­ing the tour- na­ment a great suc­cess and hoped they can con­tinue their sup­port for the club’s next event on Novem­ber 3, next year.

They would also like to recog­nise Gary Lor­ri­mar, who was in­ducted as the club’s new­est life mem­ber ear­lier this year in recog­ni­tion of his hard work over many years as a loyal mem­ber of the club.

Pic­ture: High­bury Ten­nis Club

Emma Weise serves at the High­bury Ten­nis Club's pre-har­vest tour­na­ment.

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