The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Team Wimmera hits regionals


Wimmera tennis players experience­d a weekend of competitiv­e and fun tennis at the 68th Inter-regional Country Championsh­ips at Benalla Lawn Tennis Club.

Wimmera Regional Tennis events co-ordinator Sandra Casey said the three-day tournament was a great event for the region’s tennis players, with most getting to play into the second round.

“We had five grand finalists, but the last day of play was abandoned due to the amount of rain,” she said.

“Tahlia Thompson in the 18 and under and Cherie Wood in the 30 to 49 were runners up in their singles.

“We had three doubles finalist teams with Adele Joseph and Emma Streeter in 14 and under, Tara Mcintyre and Ella Thompson in 16 and under and Tahlia Thompson and Gemma Walker in 18 and under.

“They were on the court and unfortunat­ely were one break down when play stopped, so the decision was made to award a winner at that stage.”

Casey said the Wimmera was represente­d by 34 tennis players from 12 and under to over-50s.

“We had a full team with a good team atmosphere,” she said.

“The seniors look after the juniors, and it makes it really fun.”

The Wimmera team competed against players representi­ng Barwon, Loddon Campaspe, Goulburn, Mornington Peninsula and South West, with Barwon taking the title.

Casey said the next event on the calendar was the third instalment of the Wimmera junior points tournament.

“The next junior tournament is on February 18 at Central Park in Horsham, with entry forms available on the tournament website,” she said.

“The fourth and final points tournament is at Donald on March 3.”

The tournament­s can be found online at tournament­ tournament­s and searching the relevant location.

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