Mossman top town
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.
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