Maryborough’s Jun Guilfoyle won the 10-year boys singles’ title during the Maryborough Junior Masters tournament.
Maryborough’s Jun Guilfoyle won the 10-year boys singles’ title during the Maryborough Junior Masters tournament. Nat Bromhead

Young aces are really smash hit

THE FRASER Coast is home to plenty of young Masters.

Well, when it comes to playing tennis it is.

Fraser Coast players proved to be a huge hit when it came to winning titles in the Maryborough Junior Masters tournament on the Alice Street courts.

Locals won five of the nine age divisions on offer and finished runner-up in six other finals.

The tournament was part of the annual Central Queensland Junior Masters circuit.

Ninety-two players from Gladstone, Monto, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the three Fraser Coast clubs contested the two-day event.

Players served up singles action in age divisions from 10 to 17.

Hervey Bay players had plenty to show for their on-court efforts.

Two Hervey Bay players, Kirsty Yates and Demi Steinhardt, went shot-for-shot in the 17 years girls' final before Yates emerged triumphant.

The boys 15 years final also featured two Hervey Bay players with John Flett defeating Tyson Brown while the boys 13 years final was a battle between Hervey Bay's Jake Normington and Dylan Wallace.

Normington finally won 7-5, 7-6.

Morgan Cullen, another Hervey Bay youngster, won the girls 15 years final.

Jun Guilfoyle gave the host club something to celebrate after beating Hervey Bay's Jeremy Hinton boys 10 years final.

Maryborough coach and tournament director, Bruce Rayner, said the tournament had been a great success.

“There were great numbers of players across all age divisions – that was outstanding to see,” Rayner said.

“The Fraser Coast players in action also proved they were a force to be reckoned with.

“Just look at the results they produced.

“The future of tennis is looking really good here judging on these performances.”



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