THIS past weekend saw a major junior tennis tournament take place in Rochester.
Some 62 enthusiastic players took to the court in extreme heat, including a number of kids from the twin towns.
The A open was claimed by Charlotte McGillivray and Josh Bavich from Rich River with 30 games.
On a countback, Mitchell Dodos and Will Worsfold took second from Isabella Crossman and Alexandra Ingram on 24 games each.
Lewis and Spencer Cleary on 18 games took fourth, while Jacob Haines and Mitchell Collins took fifth, also on 18 games.
Kristen Moroney and Blake Humbert rounded out the tournament on five games.
A:1st: Oliver Poole and Riley Godfrey, 2nd: Alex Parker and Grant Fuller (32), 3rd: Jack Palmer and Matt Blow (31), 4th: Bridie Baker and Ella Kerlin (28), 5th: Sam Trewick and Max Holmberg (25), 6th: Jude Christou and Natasha Dodos (20), 7th: Elle Palmer and Sarah Jones (17).
B1:1st: Reed Hocking and Blake Roulston (24), 2nd: Charlie Palmer and Darby Wileman (23), 3rd: Coby Cowan and Charlie Peacock (15), 4th: Kate Campbell and Stella Martin (10), 5th: Leila Palmer and Tanzin Myers (10).
B2:1st: Tobie Woodfine and Zack Wileman (28), 2nd: Chelsea Jones and Milly Haines (26), 3rd: Ellie Moroney and Charlie Roulson (25), 4th: Bowden Stone and Cooper Mitchell (25), 5th: Noah Martin and Hugh Kerlin (11), 6th: Hunter Wileman and Noah O’Sullivan (10).
C:1st: James Brentnall and Nicholas Mitchell (36), 2nd: Giselle Crawford and Alannah Weeks (35), 3rd: Sadie Martin and Payton Tiller (22), 4th: Dana and Jude Mussared (22), 5th: Ruby Wileman and Olivia McInnes (21), 6th: Jasmine Moroney and Maddy Pearce (20).
■ A NUMBER of local juniors have put on strong performances at tennis tournaments in recent weeks.
The Bendigo International Pro Tour JT and AMT saw five locals compete across a number of sections.
The best result saw Jacob Haines and Mitchell Collins claim the honours in the 12 and under boys’ doubles, beating 15 strong teams to claim the tournament.
Deagan Tomkins produced a stellar performance in the 16 and under boys’ singles, fighting hard to make the final.
While the result did not go according to plan, Deagan’s runner-up position came on the back of one of the best tournaments produced.
Josh Bavich also took part in the event.
It has also been a busy few weeks for Silas Kingma.
Silas reached the semi-finals of the under 12 boys’ singles at the tournament, after a season that also saw him compete in the John Fitzgerald Cup, a singles and doubles tournament for boys under the age of 13.