Young hotshots go head-to-head at Geilston Bay Open

ACES, winners, rallies, double faults and tie-breaks – it was a competition to rival any grand slam when 48 young tennis hotshots tested their skills at the 2017 Telstra Business Centre Geilston Bay Open.

Acting as part of the Australian Money Tournament series, the open was a bronze level tournament that saw competitors battled it out for a $2000 prize pool.

Tournament director and club coach Tony Blom said the event was a “great success.”

“We had a strong field of Tasmanian athletes competing, playing some high quality and very entertaining matches,” he said.

“Outside of the open level events, we also held our junior level championships and a over-35 social doubles tournament.”

Mr Blom said the club was excited to announce that the 2018 tournament would be upgraded to silver status.

“This means it will carry more Australian rankings points and prize money, so we will except a large number of interstate competitors entering,” he said.

Results:

Men’s open singles – Ben Cawston (winner) and Bailey Horne (runner up).

Women’s open singles – Jessica Fowler (winner) and Vanessa Dobson (runner up).

Men’s open doubles – Daniel Groom and Bailey Horne (winners) and Sam Edgar and Sam Whitehead (runner-up).

Women’s Open Doubles – Eliane Fader and Charlotte Ingram (winners) and Vanessa Dobson and Claudia Barnes (runner up).

Caption: From left, Geilston Bay Open ladies doubles runners up Vanessa Dobson and Claudia Barnes and winners Eliane Fader and Charlotte Ingram.