KYABRAM tennis players Nick Fenaughty and 15-year-old junior Zane Sutton, playing in his first men’s tournament, combined to win the Numurkah Australia Day B grade men’s tournament.
On Sunday, in hot conditions, the team started well with an impressive 8-3 win in their side of the draw, followed by another 8-2 win. As the temp rose they found themselves down 3-1 against some quality competition. Digging deep they were able to level the match at four-all before powering away to an 8-4 win. Undefeated they topped Pool A and then headed into the grand final against the undefeated team in Pool B.
With the final starting at 1.30pm, the mercury was topping 39 and with the extreme conditions they again found themselves a break down and had to battle to even the game at 4-4. A break of serve and then Zane holding on to a critical service game saw them advance to 6-4 before they broke again and Nick — under pressure — served the game out to win it for the pair.
In similar conditions on Australia Day, Friday’s action saw the U16 boys singles competition take place. With some great talent on show and some impressive games the final result came down to two locals. Lockington’s Stanley Brentnall showed some impressive skills and ground play to remain undefeated for the day to win the tournament from local Zane Sutton who was runner up. Zane’s only loss for the day was to Brentnall.