Jarran stars at Gosford
THREE local juniors travelled with the North Coast Academy of Sport Junior Tennis Squad to Gosford for the NSW State Classic finals at the weekend.
Channel Cunningham, Jarren Pfefferkorn and Jessica Polack all performed well in their age groups to reach the round of 16.
Head coach Tony Polack also of Coffs Harbour believed that all three had a good chance to win their matches with Channell and Jessica already a set up when rain stopped play.
Continual rain then forced the abandonment of the tournament.
Morgan Waterhouse was another player to participate in the tournament and although he lost to some tough opposition he will be much better for the experience as long as he learns from those losses.
Saturday morning junior competition was on as usual.
Lucy Mudge continued her good form to win her singles 6-2 and one of her doubles 7-1 to help her team to a 30-18 win in Division 6.
Jake Bailey had a similarly dominating performance in the other match.
He won his singles 6-2 and the last doubles 7-1 to provide the Sideliners with a lead that was to large to peg back.
In Division 5 Georgia Smyth had an excellent match winning both her singles 7/1 and 6/2.
She then combined with Danielle Polack to win the last doubles 5-3 and the match 23-17.
In the other match the competition was just as fierce with another close game.
Luke Moran was the player to come to the fore for the Newcombe team winning both singles 5-3 and 6-2.
Ryan Vibe played with Luke and chipped in with a 7/1 win in one of his singles and this was enough to give their team a 23-17 win.
Division 4 also hard some tight matches which was in contrast to last weekend.
Erica Degans won one of her singles 8/0 and this was enough to provide the difference in her team's 23-17 win.
The other match was not as close.
Bianca Mozeley and Peter Young won all six sets to record a comfortable 29-11 win.
Both matches in Division 3 were tough encounters.
Adele Finch and Bernadette Purton had a very close match which was not reflected in the end result, three of the five sets were 4-4.
Bernadette won one of her singles 7-1 which gave her team the break it needed to win 24-16.
Alex Walker and Edward Craven also had some excellent tennis in their 23-17 win, two of the sets were 4/4.
Alex showed his fighting qualities to manage 5-3 win in both singles to pull his team ahead slightly.
Elliot Walgamott had a great morning winning both his singles in very tight circumstances 5-3 and 6-2 to help his team to a close 22-18 win.
Stephanie Purton was dominating in the other Division 2 match winning her two singles 8-0 and 7-1.
If she keeps this form up a start in Division 1 is on the cards.
Division 1 matches were also closer than they have been.
Brad Robertson won both his singles but Henry Elvy fought back for the opposition winning one of his 7-1.
The result was close untill the last doubles which Brad and Reece Edwards won 6-2.
Mitch Dunn was the difference in the other match winning both his singles 5-3 in matches which featured very long rallies.
All other sets in this match were 4-4 draws with a 22/18 scoreline to Mitch's team the end result.
THE Coffs Harbour Tennis Club will be holding parent-child tennis on the first Sunday of every month starting on November 6 from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Adults and children who are not related can also team up if the parent or child does not play.
Call 6651 1615 to enter.