Tennis Talk ~ March 2019

Australian Teams To Shepparton Victoria

In January 2019 two teams represented KSDTA and played for NSW in the competition conducted by NSW but held in Shepparton Victoria due to the lack of courts required to host such an event in NSW. In the 45/50 NSW team of Richard Welsh, Frank Wallner, Owen Rice, Todd Austin and John Kerr performed well in a “tough” group and were placed 5th behind the winners South Australia and 2nd WA.

In the 70 Mens event Bob Morgan, Allan Cocks, David Jones, Joe Zucker, Brian Clegg and Alan Sachs performed well. The NSW 2 Team was placed 4th behind the winning Victoria No 1 team. Bob Morgan’s team defeated Victoria 2 and had a narrow loss to New Zealand 80 games to 54.

Bob Morgan Wins in Ulladulla

Local Kiama player Robert Morgan won his division of the 75 Mens Singles at the recent (February 2019) Ulladulla Seniors tournament. Bob had four wins over his opposition in the singles conceding only one game. Bob then combined with David Graham to be runner up in the 65 Men’s and the 130 Men’s Doubles. In the 130 Doubles Bob and David went through undefeated but were relegated to 2nd on sets. Bob after a slow start was also runner up in the Combined 130/140 Mixed Doubles.

 Complete Kiama and Wollongong Results

KIAMA RESULTS

Men’s singles – Section 6 Winner – Bob Morgan

Men’s singles – Section 7 Runner up – Cliff Maisey

Ladies singles – Section 3 Winner – Kay Daniel

Men’s Age Doubles

45/50/60 Winner – David Rouse & Jason Clark

55/65/70/75 Winner – Allan Cocks & Steve Hickman

60/65/70/75 Winner – Greg Scott & Russell Rumery

55/60/65 Runner up – David Graham & Bob Morgan

Ladies Age Doubles

40/45/50 Winner – Anne Rouse & Cathy Benson

 Combined Age Mixed Doubles 

95 Section 1 Runner up – David Rouse & Cathy Benson

95 Section 2 Winner – Jason Clark & Anne Rouse

95/110 Winner – Belinda Arthur & Geoff Cook

110/120 Winner – Steve Hickman & Robyn Brennan

130/140 Section 1 Winner – David Graham & Margaret Wayte

130/140 Section 2 Runner up – Bob Morgan & Thelma Winroe

 Combined Age Ladies Doubles

110/120 Section 2 Runner up – Caroline Turner & Robyn Brennan

130/140 Winner – Susan Roche & Sue Willis

 Combined Age Men’s Doubles

95/110/120 Winner – Pete Izzard & Rob Lutton

130/140 Section 2 Runner up – Allan Cocks & Steve Hickman

140 Section 1 Runner up – David Graham & Bob Morgan

Age Mixed Doubles

45/50 Winner – Pete Izzard & Deb Loves

45/50/55/60 Runner up – Steve Hickman & Robyn Brennan

60/65 Winner – Susan Roche & Phil Bryant 

 Ellen Perez

Ellen Perez of Shellharbour was granted a wildcard into the Australian Open in January at Melbourne but came up against strong opposition in Y. Wang of China losing 6/4 6/0. Destanee Aiava and Zoe Hives also receiving Wildcards. In the doubles Ellen played with Ariana Rodianova losing to Chan and Chan also from China 6/3 7/5. Chan and Chan went onto lose in the quarter finals to Brady and Riske 6/3 7/6. Ellen in a career best performance defeated Mladenovic of France in the 2018 Sydney International which spring boarded her to a solid 2018 season. Perez has won $242,102 US on the circuit since turning Pro in in 2017.

Country Tournaments-Early 2019

Mar 29-31

Goulburn Tennis Club

Dave Ridley

0418 162 252

 Apr 5-7

Howe Park Grasscourt, Singleton

Craig Miles

0417 265 066

 Apr 19-22

Easter Weekend – ACT ITF 2

Apr 26-28

Gloucester Seniors NRT 6

Ruth Johnson

0418 763 041

Apr 26-28

Jim Elphick TC, Wagga Wagga NRT 7

Cathy Breese

02 6983 8111

 Reported: David Graham