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Good tennis all round for Mullum club on Victorian grass-court tour

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Marielou (L) of MTC with her opponent in the Margaret Court Cup in Albury. Photo supplied

The Mullumbimby Tennis Club’s three-tournament junior tour of Victoria has brought its share of victories as well as building experience and motivation in the players.

‘There was always going to be tough competition and the Mullum team exceeded my expectations with their results,’ coach Steve Gort said.

‘All the players won a bunch of matches, and when they lost it was never by a really big margin. They were always competitive.

‘It was a really successful trip. They played against people from all over Australia, not just the local regions of Victoria.

‘The three-grass-court tournament is a great opportunity for young players especially as there are so few grass courts in northern NSW.

‘The players have returned really positive and motivated about their tennis. A couple are already heading to another tournament, so that’s four in a month.’ he said.

It is also a trip Steve did when he was a junior.

‘It was a lot of fun; we are all looking forward to the next one.’

Results:

Goulburn Valley JT championships: Amadeus O’Connor  and Onyx Cheong quarterfinals of the consolation draw (12 boys), Marielou Baudouin final of consolation draw (12 girls), Neve Schweitzer quarterfinals of consolation draw (12 girls).

Albury Margaret Court cup: Amadeus quarterfinals of main draw singles and doubles (12 boys), Onyx quarterfinals of consolation draw and doubles with Amadeus (12 boys), Marielou winner of consolation draw 12 girls, Neve quarterfinals  of consolation draw (12 girls), Kai Forsyth second in his pool (15 boys), Hugh Campbell third in pool (15 boys), Elzie Bambach second in pool (15 girls), Payton Schweitzer quarterfinals of consolation draw (14 girls).

Victorian grass-court championships (Wodonga): Amadeus quarterfinals of consolation draw and quarterfinals of doubles with Onyx, Marielou quarterfinals of consolation draw singles, Neve round of 16 consolation draw, Elzie semi of consolation draw (16 girls), Payton final of consolation, Kai semi final of consolation draw (16 boys), Hugh round of 16 consolation draw (16 boys).


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