5 February 2021 | Tennis Tasmania

The North West have claimed the Tasmanian Tri-Series Cup over teams from the South and North, with more than 70 players from all over the state gathering in Burnie to represent their respective regions at the event this weekend.

The event was held across Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January at Burnie Tennis Club, with the recent success of the North vs North West Challenge Day in November fueling the demand for players from the South to join the two aforementioned regions to compete in what is hoped will become a regular event on the Tasmanian tennis calendar.

North’s Arwen Kosemapahlawan competes on Saturday.

The North West team took a strong lead into the final day of play, eventually claiming four of the six divisions to record a commanding victory, with the South claiming the two Elite divisions to finish runners-up.

“It’s been a huge success,” North West Regional Coordinator Shaun Summers said.

‘The spirit the weekend has been played in has been magnificent, and rivalries have been reacquainted and new friendships formed.”

Ben Cawston performed well for the North West.

Summers praised the commitment from all players, and was particularly proud of the showing and support from the North West tennis community.

“I think the depth of our team was the key to our overall win, with all of our divisions full of very strong players,” he said.

“It would be great to have this as a regular event, and I know a lot of players I’ve spoken to across the weekend would love to see that happen.”

Casey Ambler and Sam Edgar paired up well for the South.

Tasmanian Tri-Series Cup division results:

Elite MenSouth
Elite WomenSouth
A-Grade MenNorth West
A-Grade WomenNorth West
Seniors 40-60North West
60-plusNorth West

The 2021 Tasmanian Tri-Series Cup was proudly supported by Events Tasmania.