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Linkside Tennis Club enjoy successful junior finals day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 16 October 2018

Oscar Morsey boys 9 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)

Oscar Morsey boys 9 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)

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Linkside Tennis Club held a successful junior finals day despite steady, then torrential rain and a chilly wind on the weekend.

Alex Ryan boys 10 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)Alex Ryan boys 10 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)

In the boys eight and under final, playing on a small court, Barnaby Dawson beat Oscar Morsey 10-3, 5-10, 18-16 (Red Ball - best of 3 sets, first to 10 points).

The boys 9 and under final featured the same two players, Morsey overturning the previous result to beat Dawson in straight sets 10-8, 10-4 (Orange Ball - best of 3 sets, first to 10 points)

The boys 10 and under saw Alex Ryan triumph in straight sets beating Thomas Niewczasinski 4-1, 5-3 (Green Ball - Best of 3 short sets, first player to 4 games and two games ahead)

The boys 14 and under the winner was Joe Quinn, who beat William Morrison 6-4 in match played over one long set.

Barnaby Dawson boys 8 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)Barnaby Dawson boys 8 and under winner (Pic: Linkside Tennis)

By the time the boys 16 match was scheduled the rain was torrential, but both finalists were keen to play and Gabriel Murray came out on top, beating William Morrison, playing his second final of the day, 6-1, 6-3 in a best of 3 long sets match.

With rain continuing to fall heavily it was decided to postpone the girls 18 and under final to the next day and in far more appealing weather Abby McKinlay won 6-1, 6-1 against Elsa Arnold in a best of long sets match.


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