Juniors battle weather to complete comp games

11-07-2018 by admin

Parkes’ Maddie McCormick receives her MVP award from Western Manager Mrs Tracey Hicks. sub
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The unpredictable weather last Tuesday made for an interesting afternoon of junior comp matches.

There were only two 4pm matches and one singles and doubles contest washed out.

They have been rescheduled and all players have been notified.

It is really important to text Helen just prior to a match time or come to the courts to see if matches are proceeding.

The courts drain quickly so all 4.30pm, 5pm and 5.30pm matches went ahead.

There were a few forfeits as people did not check.

GOLD DIVISION

Monique Morgan and Charlie Strudwick had a ripper game with plenty of rallies.

Charlie just got the edge and won the last game to win overall 3/2.

Koby Wirth had his game on fire last week when he scored an 8/1 win over Cody Morgan.

Cody is working to change some of his technique and will no doubt turn things around in the coming matches.

Olivia Dolbel and Nia Boggs match was washed out and rescheduled to May 24 at 4.30pm.

Claire Simpson scored a 4/2 win over Lachie Plummer and these players did well as the rain interrupted their match.

GREEN DIVISION

Tim Nyugen had a 4/2 win over Brody Kennedy with both boys playing some good return of serves and rallies.

Gemmah Neilsen won on a forfeit from Jordan Richardson.

Kendra Dunn and Zoe Anderson’s match was washed out and rescheduled to June 14 at 4.30pm.

Harry Simpson and Rubi-Lou Parker’s match was washed out and rescheduled to June 7 at 4.30pm.

ORANGE DIVISION

Emily Neems won on a forfeit from Ella Peterson.

Isabella Anderson and Thomas Simpson had a good match with Isabella hitting her shots a little better to take a 3/2 win.

Lilia Howard was all smiles when she returned her scoresheet last week which stated she finished in a draw with Brooke Pinkstone.

It was a tough match in the wet conditions and both girls did well to manage four games.

SINGLES ANDDOUBLES DIVISION

Ellen Dolbel and Jack Rice opened their Term 2 campaign with a hard fought and well deserved two sets to one win over Chloe Hill and Maticka Brown.

Chloe scored a close 6/4 win over Ellen while Jack turned the tables and scored a 6/4 win against Maticka.

The doubles was the decider and the younger pairing of Ellen and Jack showed their skills to take the final set 6/4.

Joseph Tanswell and Gabe Goodrick took on Lucin Sarkissian and Thomas Burkitt.

Their doubles match was a real battle.

They were on court for over 45 minutes with Joe and Gabe just getting the win in a tie-breaker.

Their singles matches were then washed out and have been rescheduled to today on Courts 3 and 4 at 5.15pm.

In the final singles and doubles match for Round 2, Nic Job and Jackson Plummer were surprised at the very much improved skill level of Maddie McCormick and Molly Kennedy.

The girls showed the boys a thing or two and in the three sets they played, the boys could only manage two games.

NSW PSSA

Maddie McCormick, Charlie Strudwick and Joseph Tanswell travelled to Tweed Heads for the State PSSA Carnival and found the week of tennis a huge experience.

They returned and all reported they enjoyed their time with the other members of the Western team.

They understand to be competitive with the level of players on show that many more hours of time on court need to be had.

Western boys and girls each finished 11th and Western finished 12th overall.

Maddie McCormick was the standout for Western, giving 100 per cent effort in every match regardless of the score.

She deservedly received the most valuable player award.

NSW PSSA manager Phil Shanahan from Mackillop texted coach Helen Magill to say he was impressed with Maddie’s determination and attitude on court in difficult situations.

She defeated his highly fancied No 2 player in the opening round which was a credit to Maddie.

STATE TEAMSCHAMPIONSHIPS

Jake Magill is off to Gosford this weekend to compete in the Central West team at the 14 and under NSW teams championships.

Jake will be the No 1 player, currently ranked well ahead of his team mates from Hawkesbury and Nepean.

He will enjoy the challenge of playing some of NSW’s best in the three set singles format.

PSSA KNOCKOUT

Parkes Public School will need their best tennis on display today as they take on Dubbo South in the quarter-final of the Western competition.

Dubbo and Parkes have two Western reps each in their teams, so it could well come down to the doubles and mixed doubles to decide the victors.

The team who progresses will meet Tottenham Central School in the semi-final.

This semi-final will also be played today at the conclusion of the quarter-final.

Parkes Public School will be represented by Maddie McCormick, Molly Kennedy, Joseph Tanswell and Gabe Goodrick.

CHS KNOCKOUT

Well done to Parkes High who defeated Henry Lawson High from Grenfell in the second round of the Combined High School knockout.

Parkes’ boys are overwhelming favourites to win the Western division for the third successive year.

They boast a high calibre of players including Jake Magill, Brenden Weekes, Ben Evans and James Ward.

It is doubtful any other school can get close to them.

They defeated Henry Lawson 8-0 and dropped just one game.

The Parkes girls were not to be outdone though and also scored a convincing eight sets to nil win.

With birthday girl Yasmin Potts celebrating her 16th at the tennis courts, she guided her team which included Hannah and Phoebe Potts, and newcomer Holly McColl, to an easy victory.

Next round will be against West Wyalong High in the coming week when scheduling allows.

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