Imogen’s on fire
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.