Moss­man top town

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

LAST Sun­day, un­der per­fect con­di­tions, 22 Moss­man and Port Dou­glas ten­nis ju­niors com­peted for their clubs in an in­ter-town ri­valry won by Moss­man.

Moss­man’s cap­tain Herold Prins was de­lighted and said: “Moss­man has a long ten­nis tra­di­tion and it keeps on go­ing strong”.

But, “with a dif­fer­ence of only 9 points it was a nar­row es­cape,” he ad­mit­ted. In all, 445 game points were up for grabs: Moss­man won 227 over 218 game points for Port Dou­glas.

Alan Lane, cap­tain of Port Dou­glas and pres­i­dent of the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club, com­mented: “Great ten­nis. Great event. Over­all some of the best ten­nis we have seen at the PDTC in a long time.”

The best in­di­vid­ual re­sults went to Mitchell Budge of Moss­man with 29 points and Olivia Dol­lard of Port with 28 points.

Levi Trewick showed up with a bro­ken right hand but in­sisted on play­ing. So he played left handed. Alan was stunned by that.

“I don’t know how he did it, but Levi came third in the in­di­vid­ual re­sults.”

Rory Span­ton (9) showed his huge po­ten­tial even against 15 year olds. Jack Kara­mu­jic, af­ter he re­tired last year, came back strongly, win­ning 23 points for Moss­man.

Bryan Her­ring­ton

grew wings for the day – he cov­ered the whole court and helped his part­ners out in dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions.

With 24 points he had a big in­flu­ence on the win of Moss­man.

“The fore­most thing we can all be proud of: Ex­cel­lent at­mos­phere and the true sports­man­ship of all the play­ers,” said Herold Prins.

“The day was a huge win for all of us – thank you kids and par­ents.”

THE team with coach Herold Prins

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