Imo­gen’s on fire

Southern Riverina news - - Local Classies -

Lo­cal ten­nis player Imo­gen Cameron has en­joyed a good run of re­cent form.

Over the long week­end, the 10 year-old Ber­ri­gan Public School stu­dent won the 12 years and un­der sec­tion at the Nu­murkah Australia Day Tour­na­ment, de­feat­ing Shep­par­ton’s Emily Bal­aburov in the final.

Imo­gen also won the girls’ dou­bles with part­ner Ruby Ar­nell, and was run­ners-up in the mixed dou­bles with Peter Inger­mails, los­ing the final in a tie-break.

Fin­ley’s Nick Fen­naughty eas­ily won the men’s open sec­tion.

Other good re­sults for Imo­gen in­clude qual­i­fy­ing to rep­re­sent South West NSW in the Med­ibank State Ten­nis Fi­nals in Cess­nock, and the State Sin­gles fi­nals in Gos­ford in Oc­to­ber.

Imo­gen also won the 10 and un­der sec­tion at the Rive­rina Ju­nior Open in Wagga in both sin­gles and dou­bles, and more re­cently was run­ner-up in the Mar­garet Court Aus­tralian Post Cup held in Al­bury.

The tal­ented young­ster started play­ing ten­nis last sea­son in the lo­cal Fri­day night com­pe­ti­tion which in­cludes teams from Ber­ri­gan, Fin­ley, Jer­ilderie and Tocumwal.

She has weekly squad lessons with Jon Cole­man in Yar­ra­wonga and monthly lessons with for­mer Tocumwal res­i­dent and Shep­par­ton Ten­nis Club head coach Jamie Haynes in Shep­par­ton.

Through her as­so­ci­a­tion with Jamie, Imo­gen was lucky enough to play at Melbourne Park with other Goul­burn Val­ley Ju­niors in­clud­ing Ber­ri­gan’s Henry Saun­ders. All play­ers on the trip were for­tu­nate enough to play a few games on Mar­garet Court Arena.

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