Launceston players do well in finals

Doubles pair Joab Littler and Ben Barnett in action yesterday.
Doubles pair Joab Littler and Ben Barnett in action yesterday.

THE Tasmanian Tennis Academy Launceston junior tennis championships wrapped up at the Launceston Regional Tennis Centre yesterday with finals in the under-10 and under-12 singles and the under-16 doubles.

Launceston's Will Gibson defeated another Launceston player in Sam Whitehead in the boys 12 singles final winning 6-4, 6-3.

In the girls' 12 singles final, Chelsea Leggett was too good for Lucy Jones winning 6-0, 6-1.

Launceston's Jake Elmer took out the boys 10 final defeating New South Wales player Tyler Frawley, 6-1, 6-2.

The boys' 16 doubles saw Launceston's Ben Barnett pair up with Turners Beach player Joab Littler to overcome the Hobart pair of Remy Lynch and Sean Oosthauizen, winning 5-7, 6-4, 1-6, in a thrilling third-set tie-breaker.

The final day of the three-day tournament, which attracted about 60 players, was played in perfect conditions.

``It was an excellent tournament, which ran really smoothly and the weather over the last two days was just great,'' tournament director James Bolzonello said.

``It was a category white tournament, which is the lowest level, so to have 60 players is a pretty good turnout.''


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