WGTA's best crowned at championships

WGTA life member Gregor McNaughton congratulates open mens singles runner-up Mick Luke (left) and champion Mitchell Allman.
WGTA life member Gregor McNaughton congratulates open mens singles runner-up Mick Luke (left) and champion Mitchell Allman.

THE Wellington Gippsland Tennis Association Championships were completed on Sunday at the Sale Tennis Club, with nearly 50 players competing for honours in 22 separate events.

In the open women's singles, last year's runner-up Zara Flynn played Jess Board in the final. In two hard fought sets, Board became the new champion.

Board had a good day, also winning the 18 and under girls' singles and 14 and under girls' singles. Board may be the first person to take out three singles titles at an association championship.

Open womens singles champion Jess Board (left) and runner-up Zara Flynn with Gregor McNaughton.

Open womens singles champion Jess Board (left) and runner-up Zara Flynn with Gregor McNaughton.

Mitch Allman successfully defended his open men's singles title after winning an engaging match against Mick Luke. Allman also took out the men's doubles with Jake Weir and the mixed doubles with Sarah Luke.

The Briagolong Tennis Club was well-represented in the tournament, with Harry Conway taking out the 18 and under boys' singles over Taj Threadgold, who claimed the 16 and under boys' singles over James Lowe.

In some of the other age events, James Edney won the 14 and under boys' singles and doubles with Hamish Pfeil, Mia Goold won the 10 and under and 12 and under girls' singles, and Josiah Levchenko was successful in the 10 and under boys' singles and the doubles with his brother Judah.

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