Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Classic Encounter in Semi-Final

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Classic Encounter in Semi-Final

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THE semi-finals of Coffs Saturday Morning Junior Tennis Competition were played on the weekend even though there were a few players away at a National points tournament at Lismore.

This meant there were only four players who competed in Division 1.

Jason Robson and Conlan Brehaut had a classic encounter.

Both players played good aggressive tennis and fought for every point. At 4-all in the first set Jason won his serve with four good serves and then swapped ends to break Conlan's serve and go up 6-4.

The second set was just as close with neither player giving an inch. At 5-all a tiebreaker was played. Jason had a chance to win the set at 6 points to 5 but Conlan held his nerve and played a great point to go 6-all and eventually won the set 10 points to eight after more spine-tingling points. The match came down to a super tie breaker a first one to 10 points.

Jason jumped to an early lead and was never headed to win it 10-6. The other match was won by Adam Simmons comfortably over Duncan Brown 6-2, 6-3, 10-6.

Kelsi Goven was the dominant player in Division 2.

She won her three sets against Brooke Lusted, Gracie Hemer and Sam Schwarzer. The match with Sam was very close. Both juniors traded shots from the baseline and covered plenty of court in the process. At 5-all a tiebreaker was needed to separate them. Kelsi was a little more consistent and hit a couple of great forehands to win 7-3. Gracie and Sam also played well to only lose one of their sets and that was to Kelsi. The final next week will be a great match.

Division 3 had two players remaining undefeated. Alister Brehaut and Kieren Salt both played great tennis in their singles. Kieren played two sets and won both 7-1 and 5-3. Kieren played mistake-free all morning to dominate his opponents. He won 8-0, 7-1 and 6-2 to have a morning that pleased him very much. It goes to show that if you cut your mistake rate you become very tough to defeat at any level.

In Division 4 there was one extremely close match and one not so close. Gerard Purton, Lilli Hemer and Caitlyn Beverley were always in control of their match. Gerard and Caitlyn both won their singles 7-1 to give their team a good lead. …

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