16 April 2021 | Tennis Tasmania

A strong contingent of local and interstate junior players braved a range of “Tasmanian” weather conditions across four days of competition for the Tasmanian State Age Championships at the Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart.

A total of 84 competitors took part across 14 events, with age groups ranging from 10/u through to 18/u.

Tournament Director Fairlie Lamond was full of praise for the wider tennis community for their sportsmanship, positive attitudes and support throughout the Championships.

“I’d like to send a massive thanks to all players, officials and parents,” she said.

“You were all so wonderful to work with and it was our absolute pleasure to host everyone during this school holiday event.”

The strength of the draws was evident by the number of seeded interstate players across all divisions, however a number of locals were able to claim individual titles, led by Tasmanian Easter Championships title winners Britta Russell and Alicia Dale.

The locals fared well in the doubles events, with Rupert Mullins, Lily Marshall and National Claycourt Championships standout George Anderson registering wins, while the 10/u awards division saw some familiar names on certificates.

The 10/u awards were:
Most Outstanding Team – Team Aqua; Margaret, Imogen, Ruby. C, Ruby. S, Thea, Vaani, Tung-Tung
Most Outstanding Sportsmanship – Margaret Gatehun
De Minaur Medal Winner – Charlie Marsden
Barty Medal Winner – Ruby Cleary
Millman Medal Winner – Ethan Little
The next competitive stop and final event of the school holidays for many 12/u and 14/u juniors will be the Rafa Nadal Tour event in Burnie, set to take place from 17-20 April at Burnie Tennis Club.

Tasmanian State Age Championships Results:
Event Winner Runner-up
12/u boys singles Cody Atkinson Abhik Khatry
12/u boys doubles Rupert Mullins
& Joseph X Zhang
Benjamin Hagan
& Banjo Seeger
12/u girls singles Britta Russell Zali Elliott
12/u girls doubles Lily Marshall
& Britta Russell
Zali Elliott
& Paige Jacobson
14/u boys singles Boyd Shreiber Harrison Care
14/u boys doubles George Anderson
& Harrison Care
Daniel Hagan
& Lucas Martin
14/u girls singles Alicia Dale Dalia Martinez Scidone
16/u boys singles Cristian Care Oliver Hadley
16/u boys doubles Nathan Porley
& Boyd Schreiber
Jack Akl
& Oliver Hadley
18/u boys singles Cristian Care Oliver Hadley