Combined Junior Tournament
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:00
On Sunday 20 September, Karori United, Karori Lawn and Talavera Tennis Clubs held an all day pre-interclub competition tournament for the clubs' juniors, using the courts at all three venues. Blessed with very good weather, the tournament had 45 entries for both singles and doubles events, graded gold, silver and bronze depending on the Match Hub grading of the juniors playing in each event. The total matches played were 76, a tribute to the Tournament Director Mark Storey, for scheduling all these between 0830 and 1730 hours over 8 courts.
Because of the number of entries, the early singles matches (held in the morning) were first to 5 games with a tie-break at 4-all. Singles finals and all doubles (held in the afternoon) were first to 7 games with a tie-break at 6-all. KUTC held a BBQ in the afternoon to feed the multitude, which included many parents who came to watch the matches.
The day was judged by the participants and parents to be have been very successful and it is likely to be held again in 2021. Grateful thanks are due to Karori Lawn and Talavera clubs for their particpation and co-operation.
For the record, results were as follows:
Gold Division Singles
Winner: Gethyn Healy, KUTC
Runner Up: Ethan Pryor, KUTC
Silver Division Singles
Winner: Alice Whitaker, Talavera
Runner Up: Jack Warrior, KUTC
Bronze Division Singles
Winner: Jethro Elliott, KUTC
Runner Up: Wilder Campbell, KUTC
Gold Division Doubles
Winners: Ben Birkett & Nathan Storey, KUTC
Runners Up: Alisa Elshout & Adam Storey, KUTC
Silver Division Doubles
Winners: Tommy Brow & Nicholas Joyce, KUTC
Runners Up: Rupert Hewett & Patrick Morton, KUTC