Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Reps Outstanding; U16s Finish in Tie for First in Second Division

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Reps Outstanding; U16s Finish in Tie for First in Second Division

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Byline: TWEED TWISTS Rigney

OUR representative teams travelled to compete at the state championships on the Sunshine Coast over the long weekend.

The sun might not have been out but our Tweed reps certainly shone in the eyes of our association. The girls played in extremely wet conditions and then had to return to a tent that was surrounded in mud and wet under foot but never once did I hear a complaint.

All three teams performed well, with our under 16s finishing in a tie for first with Mackay in division 2, only to lose on a countback. Coach Ash Dunemann was over the moon with the performances of her team and said the whole squad put in their best efforts when called on.

Ash was especially impressed with their performances in a couple of games in which the players had to dig deep to come from behind to win.

That shows strength and unity in conditions such as those over the weekend.

Ash is our youngest rep coach this year and has always been a great supporter of Tweed. She has played at Tweed at club and representative levels for a number of years and has always been there when we needed a hand.

Her efforts as coach of our under-16s were well rewarded with the performances of the team over the weekend.

Well done 16s a Sammy-Jo Curtis, Julia King, Jasmine Sandall, Allana Pengilley, Chelsea Aston, Sinead Murphy, Erin Marsh, Mahleah Chadburn, Angela Clark, Angelica Heighway and Georgia Condon.

Our under-14s finished fourth. It was disappointing that at this age the teams had to compete on the first day on grass courts at this level.

Coach Lisa Richards was also disappointed that when you reach the state level and at this age you have to play on the grass courts, especially when you play all of your club and carnivals on hard courts.

The girls adjusted but they were pleased to be moved after the first day's play. …

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