Rep­re­sen­ta­tive tennis suc­cess

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Yar­ra­wonga’s Lucy Bas­sett re­cently rep­re­sented the Goul­burn Re­gion in the pres­ti­gious Wayne Arthurs Cup at Kooy­ong.

The Wayne Arthurs Cup is a tennis event ran by Tennis Vic­to­ria and in­volves the six­teen re­gions of Vic­to­ria each pro­vid­ing teams con­sist­ing of 2 boys and 2 girls.

Fin­ish­ing sixth rarely draws the ac­co­lades of a first-place fin­ish.

But for the Goul­burn re­gion, the re­sult was as good as stand­ing on the podium.

Fin­ish­ing sixth out of a pool of 16, Goul­burn was the high­est-ranked re­gional team in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The four-per­son team made up of Lucy, Shep­par­ton’s As­ton Mon­teleone, Aditya Bhat­tacharya and Nu­murkah’s Hannah O’Brien com­bined spec­tac­u­larly, show­ing they could be the fu­ture stars of lo­cal tennis.

On the first day of com­pe­ti­tion Goul­burn fin­ished second in its group, con­vinc­ingly ac­count­ing for Cen­tral Gipp­s­land as well as be­ing too strong for Bar­won.

Even­tual tour­na­ment run­ner-up BaysideMoorab­bin was the pick of the pool, with Goul­burn still man­ag­ing to snare a set against the team which dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings.

On Day Two, play­ing off against Penin­sula among a tus­sle for po­si­tions five through eight, Goul­burn fought its way to a win and a chance to rise up the rank­ings.

But in the match to de­cide fifth and sixth Ber­wick and District ended the lo­cal’s golden run.

On a per­sonal note Lucy per­formed ex­tremely well win­ning 3 out of 5 sin­gles and 3 out of 5 mixed dou­bles against the state’s best play­ers.

Lucy will next rep­re­sent the Goul­burn Re­gion in the Frank Sedg­man Cup for un­der 11 play­ers at Bairns­dale in July.

Goul­burn rep­re­sen­ta­tives Lucy Bas­sett, Hannah O’Brien, As­ton Mon­teleone and Aditya Bhat­tacharya fin­ished sixth in the Wayne Arthurs cup at Kooy­ong.

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