Wray and Edwards carry all before them

Lismores Kristy Jones and her Taree partner Simone Ludeke put in a reasonable showing in the Lismore Age Tennis Championships over the past week, making it through to the Under 16 doubles draw until going down to eventual champions Ellie Wray and Rosie McWilliam 9-1.

Lismore Tennis Centre organisers mixed and matched during the week to ensure another successful Lismore Age Championships, as inclement weather played havoc with draw. The highly respected championship draws a large array of elite junior players from across the eastern seaboard and despite regular heavy showers each of the age championships were completed.

Lismores big winners were Ellie Wray and Rosie McWilliam in the Under 16s and Luke Edwards in the Under 18s.

Luke, who went into the Under 18 draw seeded one, did not disappoint, cruising through the draw past fellow local Nathan Moore 6-0 6-1 in the semi final and easily capturing the title with a 6-1 6-3 win over Nic Schlimmer from the Gold Coast.

Meanwhile, Under 16 Ellie Wray defied her seeding to monster number 1 seed Amy Barton 6-2 6-4 in the semi final and dismiss second seed Rachael Asseff in the final with a confident 7-6 6-2 win. Wray followed up her individual title by defending her doubles crown with regular doubles partner Rosie McWilliam. Ellies efforts have earned her promotion into Australias top 100 girls for her age.

Another local to impress was Stella McWilliam, who took out the Under 12 consolation singles final and was runner up in the doubles.


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