12 October 2017 | Tennis ACT

Players from across the country have battled it out for gold junior tournament ranking points at the Tennis World Canberra Junior Open held at the Canberra Tennis Centre from October 5-8.

Tournament Director Jarrod Williams hailed the event a great success.  “There was fantastic tennis all-round from players. All matches were a pleasure to officiate and a true credit to the rising talent within Australian Tennis”.

Williams noted there were a couple of standout matches on finals day saying  “On court dedication and persistence was a valiant display during the 16/u boys singles final between Spencer Reynolds (NSW) and Philip Hilble (NSW) This was also evident throughout the girls 12/U consolation final between Shiori Takeda (NSW) vs Arwen Koesmapahlawan  (TAS).

From an ACT perspective Nornaaah Sharmaa led the way winning the 16/u girls singles.  Jack Tallarida Lyons and Jimmy Fu both made the semifinals of the 16/u boys singles.

It was in doubles where ACT players excelled, with Fu combining with Sam Bisa to win the 16/u boys doubles over Lyons and Hilble, while Ashleigh Simes won the 14/u girls doubles with Sarah Rokusek (NSW).  Charlie Camus was also a finalist with James Newton (WA) in the 12/u boys doubles.

Full tournament results can be found here

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