Ky and district tennis players win gold at Inter-Regional Country Championships

By Jared Prestwidge

KYABRAM and district was heavily represented at the 2020 Inter-Regional Country Tennis Championships recently, with five local athletes taking home gold.

Held at Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, there were initial fears that the event would be called off with the temperature on day one rising to a scorching 47°C, while day three barely avoided a washout.

Jinaya Nurse won 12 Under mixed doubles and was runner-up in 12 Under singles.

David Starling won both 50-plus seniors’ doubles and mixed doubles and placed second in singles, while Brooke Starling won the open women's doubles.

Mitchell Dodos won 16 Under doubles with partner Josh Bavich from Echuca, and Natasha Dodos won 14 Under doubles with Isabella Crossman from Echuca.

Goulburn Region was crowned winner for the fourth year in a row and also received the title of most improved team.