Jack enjoys success at regional final
The David Keswick Centre in Dumfries hosted the final D&G tennis competition for players aged eight years and under recently.
There were two new players taking part, Eamon McFarlane from the Stewartry Community Sports Club and Caitlin Topping from Dumfries Tennis Club. There were also some players playing in only their second or third events, Lucy Scade and Stella Hodgins from Dumfries Tennis Club and Angus McCreary from Eaglesfield.
The format had two groups of players with Jack Wearing, Dominik Czopek, Ethan Leyman all Dumfries and Eamon all qualifying for the semifinals with Adam Hunter, Isaac Sharp, Stella Hodgins again all Dumfries being joined by Ava Rimmington from Tyne and Wear in the consolation event.
In the main semi-final draw Jack edged a tight battle against clubmate Ethan to win 10-9, whilst Dominik used all his experience to beat Eamon who was playing in his first event 10-4. Ethan claimed third spot by beating Eamon 10-1, then Jack defeated another clubmate in Dominik to win 10-3 and claim the win.
In the consolation event Adam and Isaac progressed to the final before Adam secured the victory 10-5.
Competition players From the left Caitlin Topping, Ava Rimmington, Lucy Scade, Stella Hodgins, Isaac Sharp, Jack Wearing, Ethan Leyman, Dominik Czopek, Adam Hunter, Angus McCreary and Eamon McFarlane