30 October 2019 | Tennis Victoria

Central Highlands and Loddon Campaspe celebrated success over the weekend, winning the John Fitzgerald Cup and Judy Dalton Cup respectively.

Wild weather across the state threatened the play in both 13/u competitions, forcing a number of incomplete and cancelled matches in Moe for the Judy Dalton Cup.

Loddon Campaspe had done enough in the early matches to come away with the win, with other results unable to be determined due to washouts in the final rounds.

Tournament Manager, Shelly Hart, was impressed with the standard of play across the rain affected weekend.

“We were really happy with how each of the girls conducted themselves while playing and when waiting for the wild weather to pass,” Hart said.

“The girls and their parents were extremely patient which is a credit to them.

“Congratulations to Loddon Campaspe who were the eventual winners of the tournament and to everyone who participated across the weekend.

“A special mention to Moe Tennis Club who provided wonderful facilities and all the volunteers who assisted in hosting the event.”

Fortunately for the boys participating in the John Fitzgerald Cup, the weather in Portland held off, resulting in a completed tournament.

Group A team, Central Highlands, defeated Group B winners, Barwon (6-36 to 0-9).

Tournament Manager, Andrew Reynolds, was elated with the results from the weekend.

“There was plenty of hard fought games over the weekend which was great to watch,” he said.

“We were worried the weather might impact the success of the weekend but fortunately we were able to navigate through it.

“A massive thank you to the Portland Lawn Tennis Club for hosting the event and having 14 magnificent grass courts prepared for our players.

“Congratulations to the boys from Central Highlands who played exceptionally well and took out the John Fitzgerald Cup and well done to all players across the weekend too.”

See below for final standings.
John Fitzgerald Cup Judy Dalton Cup
1 Central Highlands 1 Loddon Campaspe
2 Barwon NA Central Gippsland
3 Goulburn Mornington Peninsula
4 Wimmera Central Highlands
5 East Gippsland Wimmera
6 Central Gippsland Goulburn
7 South West East Gippsland
8 Loddon Campaspe