Juniors battle it out for club titles
IT has been a big couple of weeks for Wangaratta Lawn Tennis Club’s juniors with the staging of the junior doubles club championships and week seven of the junior aggregate.
Eighty players participated in events from 10 and under to 16 and under vying for the respective titles with some great tennis played and close outcomes.
In the 16 and under boys two long term members Lachlan Carboon and Samuel Berenger celebrated their first club championship win with some very hard fought tiebreaker wins in the early rounds and saved match points against them in the semi before defeating Fraser Holland-Dean and Josh Campbell in the final.
The 16 and under girls was a different story with Beth Cope and Meg Allan dominating their opponents with runners-up Sara Cope and Chloe Cooper also playing strong tennis on the morning.
Equally dominant in the very large 14 and under girls section were Sarah Henderson and Tamara Scott.
Ruby Rigoni and Lauren McInnes were the best of the 12 other pairs to finish runners-up.
In the 10 and under sections many players were participating in their first club championship event.
Charlie Flynn and Nick Kjar were winners in the boys and Maddy White and Sadie Pellegrino took out the girls event.
Runners-up were Harry Allen and Max Chennell-Jarvis as well as Chloe Liddell and Georgia Lewis.
Campbell Hobbs and Henry Dean won the 12 and under boys event.
Their closest match was a high standard affair against eventual runners-up Hugh Canning and Bay Pellegrino.
Harry White and Charlie Holland-Dean won the 14 and under boys only losing a couple of games for the day in a match against the runners-up Mitchell Hobbs and Henry Finlayson.
12 and under girls was the final event and Bailey Leavett-Brown and Jess McInness defeated Maddy Walker and Rose Henry to take out the championship.
Winners from Saturday’s aggregate competition were: Marley Carmody, Jasmine Scott, Jake Hamilton, Sam Berenger, Sienna Koop, Nick Kjar, Zara Paton, Sarah Henderson, Dakota LeavettBrown, Levi Lyster, Anthony Metcalf, Beth Cope, Charlie Holland-Dean, Sophie Patton, Alice Kjar, and a three way tie between Tamara Scott, Millie Carson and Ruby Rigoni.
Junior tennis will be played this Saturday and next Saturday (December 15) then will break for the holidays.
With hot weather forecast for this Saturday players are reminded to slip, slop slap and bring a bottle of water.