11 April 2023 | Tennis NSW

The 2023 Nepean Easter Open saw a record number of players embark on the foot of the mountains to compete over the Easter long weekend. Hosting 588 players, the Event Director, Carey Sinden, in conjunction with Referee, Dave Allen, scheduled 796 matches over the long weekend.

With day two of the event being impacted by rain, the team worked collaboratively with neighbouring venues, Springwood and St Mary’s to reschedule matches. By the start of day three, the event was back on schedule.

“We have been very excited by the player entries here at Nepean. However we were disappointed that due to the weather we weren’t able to complete our matchplay consolation draws” Nepean Event Director, Carey Sinden said of the event.

The event was also challenged with the redevelopment of the Nepean clubhouse. Supplying a temporary clubhouse, bathrooms and food trucks on site for meal options, players were impressed with the choices on hand.

“We look forward to hosting upcoming events with our new clubhouse which we have been strongly supported by Penrith City Council.”

Congratulations to the Roche singles winners and finalists. Former Australia Open Junior Doubles champion Jay Andrijic was back on court at his home club of Nepean, defeating Arjun Mehrotra 6/3 6/4 in the final. Before backing up and claiming the doubles title with Cruz Hewitt.

In the Roche Women’s Singles Final, Ashlee Narker defeated Indiya McLeod in a tight three set battle, 6/0 1/6 10-6. Ashlee is the reigning Australian Junior champion in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing category.