His­tory mak­ers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

HIS­TORY was made on Sun­day with the Moss­man Tennis Club win­ning the ju­nior tennis squad match against Port Dou­glas Tennis Club in its first year.

Moss­man won 20 matches and Port Dou­glas won 10 games.

Alan Lane and Herold Prins or­gan­ised these first round of chal­lenges which de­liv­ered some great tennis from some keen young play­ers.

Lane is coach­ing about 20 ju­niors each Tues­day af­ter­noon at the Moss­man State High School and came up with the idea to chal­lenge Port Dou­glas.

Twelve play­ers in each team were in­vited to com­pete in Port Dou­glas and play­ers were di­vided over three courts of their own skill level.

On court 1 our youngest play­ers fought each other with a very close score: Moss­man 6, PDTC 4 and in the in­di­vid­ual games won by each team the score was very close 49 to 47.

Jack El­liot and Mitchell Budge won most of their matches for Moss­man and Bri­anna Berzin­ski won 3 out of 4 matches for Port Dou­glas. In this divi­sion most of the play­ers were com­pet­ing for the first time and did a ter­rific job.

On court 2 the elite play­ers of each team played their matches and on court 3 were the in­ter­me­di­ate group. Both courts had the same re­sults: 7 matches were snatched by Moss­man against 3 for Port Dou­glas.

Blake John­ston who was in­vited to play for Moss­man won all of his matches. With his big serves, he showed no mercy to Kiani Berzin­ski. An­other star player from Moss­man was Chloe Stokes who won three of her matches.

In the in­ter­me­di­ate group Stano Pisot had the time of his life with four straight wins. To­gether with a group of ded­i­cated play­ers such as Bryan Her­ring­ton and Jai Miller who have had additional tennis matches for free on Satur­days at the PDTC, has paid off.

Max Bren­nan, Noel Emery and Mar­ley Price, who all came from be­yond Wonga Beach to com­pete for the first time with less than one year of lessons, did a good job. They have learned a lot and will be­come cham­pi­ons in the fu­ture.

All the ju­niors showed good sports­man­ship and worked well as a team. They only have had two terms of coach­ing and are al­ready at a high level of achieve­ment.

It is the in­ten­tion to start a new tennis club in Moss­man. If you are in­ter­ested to help to set this up and join the com­mit­tee, call Herold Prins on 0423 917 503 or email him: hpten­nis­coach@live.com.au

Next events at the PDTC will be Open Ju­nior PDTC and Ulysses Get­aways Cham­pi­onships on this Satur­day and Sun­day.

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