Port ten­nis a White-wash

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

ALEX White dis­played skill and con­sis­tency in the fi­nals of the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club’s an­nual club cham­pi­onships, tak­ing out the open boys sin­gles, dou­bles and mixed dou­bles.

In the sin­gles, Alex’s op­po­nent Ned Black showed plenty of power which led to him com­ing close to lev­el­ling the match.

How­ever, too many un­forced er­rors in the sec­ond set - in­clud­ing three dou­ble faults in a row - saw the match slip away from him.

With a com­bi­na­tion of ex­cel­lent base­line ten­nis and con­cen­tra­tion, Alex closed out the first set 6-3 be­fore tak­ing the sec­ond in a tie-breaker 7-6 (7-2).

In the open girls sin­gles, sur­prise packet Kiani Berzin­ski con­tin­ued her good form from the week­end be­fore.

With both Kiani and op­po­nent Jes­sica Clapp in their first fi­nal, it was Kiani who was able to set­tle her nerves best and take the first set 6-2. The sec­ond set was even more de­ci­sive, as Jes­sica al­lowed a string of er­rors to rob her of any chance of com­ing back. Kiani took the sec­ond set 6-0.

In the open boys dou­bles fi­nal, 12 year old Hay­den Barton played the match of his life in part­ner­ing Alex White as they de­feated favourites Ned Black and Josh Har­ris 6-0, 6-4.

The fi­nal of the girls ju­nior sin­gles was very close, go­ing to a tie-breaker in the first set.

Eleven year old Laura Coulthard took the tiebreaker 7-1 and then went on to close out the match in the sec­ond, even­tu­ally beat­ing Emily Cal­lan­der 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.

Josh Bellero had a good win over Michael Ives in the fi­nal of the boys ju­nior sin­gles, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

The ju­nior mixed dou­bles was a very pop­u­lar event. Alex White and Bon­nie Nesbitt were too strong in the fi­nal against Art Adam­son and Kiani Berzin­ski, com­ing away with the win 6-2, 6-3.

Any ju­niors wanted to get in some prac­tice for next year’s cham­pi­onships can come along to Hal­loween ten­nis on Fri­day, Novem­ber 5 at 6pm.

Back­han­der: Alex White in the Port Dou­glas boys open fi­nal

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