SC Juniors Shine at Southern Primary Schools Champs
11 November 2016
SC junior players were to the fore at the Southern Primary Schools Championships held yesterday in Dunedin. SC dominated the titles in the Girls Events with rising star Jess Aldridge (Grantlea Downs) taking out the Yr 6 and under Girls Final from Sophie Willans (Mararoa School) 5-3, 4-0.
Kate Crawford (Craighead) was the no.2 seed and had a tough battle in the semi-final against Sophie McDermott (Queenstown Primary) no.3 seed to progress to the Yr 8 and under girls final. (7-5, 3-6, 10-8). In the final Kate met the no.1 seed Emma White (James Hargest College) with Kate winning 4-2, 4-2 to take out the title.
In the Yr 6 and under Boys, Luke Melville (Gleniti) progressed through the rounds to the final where he met wild card entry Kai Milburn (Remarkables Primary). Luke finished runner up and Kai won 4-1, 4-0.
Well done to Jess, Kate and Luke who will now represent Southern at the South Island Primary School Finals to be held here in Timaru at the SC Tennis Centre on 28-29 November.