Busselton tennis juniors serve up great competition

Young competitors put in hard-hitting performances at the Busselton Tennis Club’s Junior Tournament.

The event was held from January 26 to 29 and attracted 190 players.

There was 20 events in five age groups, with 355 matches played in total.

Tristan Schoolkate impressed in the 18 and under category, taking out the singles and doubles with partner Evan Manso.

In the girls, Belinda Jayaprakash and Georgia Tovich paired up for victory in the doubles.

Skye Royall’s win in the singles rounded out the 18 and under female division.

In the 16 and under boys doubles, Michael Frayne and Jaye Marzec came out with the win.

In the singles, Luka Brown was able to go all the way, after he and partner Jasper Paterson were defeated by the Frayne-Marzec combination in the doubles.

It was a similar situation in the 16 and under female group.

Caprice De Luca and Ella Nurkic took the title in the doubles.

Lucille Miller, after being runner up in the doubles with Ruby Braden, was able to claim victory in the singles.

The 14 and under boys doubles was claimed by duo Arden Jared De Melo and Max Weir.

While in singles, Luca Katsamakis hit his way to a win.

The 14 and under girls was dominated by Taylah Preston, who was crowned the winner in singles and in doubles with partner Saanvi Tak.

In the 12 and under boys doubles Brendan Jayaprakash and William Wildberger won the title.

Jurie Terblanche was the champion in the singles.

Talia Edgar and Justine Hayward-Janney teamed up to defeat Peyton Duckett and Rylee Honore in the girls 12 and under doubles.

In singles, Layla Firns came out with a win over doubles champion Talia Edgar.

The 10 and under competition didn’t carry any Australian ranking points but that didn’t stop them putting on a show.

Bridget Doyle and Claudia Shearwood paired to win the doubles, while Chloe Preston was the singles champion.

In the boys, Andres Arevalo and Lincoln Duckett partnered for the doubles win and Nemanja Savic claimed the singles title.

Busselton Tennis Club tournament director Ken Madden said conditions were excellent for the tournament and players praised the competition.