Ju­niors fire-up on court for district tri­als

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT/REELIN’ IN -

ALL courts were in ac­tion at the Proser­pine Ten­nis Club last Thurs­day as stu­dents bat­tled it out for se­lec­tion at the Whit­sun­day Ten­nis tri­als.

Stu­dents trav­elled from Cannonvale State School, Proser­pine State School, St Cather­ine’s School and Scottville State School to com­pete in a round robin com­pe­ti­tion.

Out of the nine stu­dents com­pet­ing, those who made it through to the next round of North Queens­land pri­mary school tri­als were Cal­lam Ogilvie-Al­cock, Cooper Lane, Cameron Rogers, Jack Groocock, Ty­lah Pow­ell, Ge­or­gia Reid and Jor­dyn Mau.

Lo­cal play­ers Max Vrind and Cameron Rusk were selected to be um­pires at NQ pri­mary school tri­als which will be held in Home Hill on April 1.

The NQ tri­als will be held be­tween stu­dents from Proser­pine, north to Ing­ham and as far west as Char­ters Tow­ers.

A trial for the Proser­pine District team was held on Fe­bru­ary 28, with the top four boys and girls qual­i­fy­ing for the team.

Man­ager of Proser­pine and Whit­sun­day district pri­mary ten­nis, Elspeth Scot­ford, said the Whit­sun­day Ten­nis tri­als were held again to in­cor­po­rate play­ers at­tend­ing from Scottville State School.

“There were many great games of ten­nis played and all stu­dents dis­played ex­cel­lent sports­man­ship on the court which was great to see,” she said. In other ten­nis news, two lo­cal girls trav­elled to the McDon­alds Ju­nior De­vel­op­ment B Se­ries (LDS) in Sa­rina on the weekend.

Si­enna Mau per­formed ex­tremely well to take out first place, ahead of fel­low com­peti­tor Amy Hunger­ford who fin­ished in sec­ond place.

A num­ber of ju­nior ten­nis play­ers will be trav­el­ling to the A Se­ries JDS in the Bur­dekin this weekend.

There will be well over 100 com­peti­tors at this tour­na­ment and it will be great to see lo­cal ris­ing stars such as Mika Stim­son, Kim­ber­ley Azul, Seth Trinder, Sam Cor­nish and Cal­lam Ogilvie-Al­cock kick the sea­son off with a bang.

TEN­NIS CHAMPS: Jor­dyn Mau, Cooper Lane, Ge­or­gia Reid, Jes­sica Porter, Ty­lah Pow­ell, Cameron Rogers, Cal­lam OgilvieAl­cock, Cameron Rusk and Jack Groocock com­peted in the Whit­sun­day Ten­nis tri­als at the Proser­pine Ten­nis Club last Thurs­day.

GREAT EF­FORT: Proser­pine ju­nior ten­nis player Amy Hunger­ford trav­elled to the McDon­alds Ju­nior De­vel­op­ment B Se­ries (JDS) in Sa­rina last weekend where she placed sec­ond be­hind fel­low lo­cal Si­enna Mau who fin­ished first.

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