Ju­niors bat­tle it out for club ti­tles

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

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