Local winners at SAPSASA tennis

TEAM, Back, Ashton Hartwig, Noah Fleming, Carter Macgowan, Jedd Venning, Jason Thompson, Aiden Turner, Susie Boylan. front, Erica Millard, Sienna Yates, Imogen Barns, Gabby Taheny, Sophie OBrien, Isabel Redden.
TEAM, Back, Ashton Hartwig, Noah Fleming, Carter Macgowan, Jedd Venning, Jason Thompson, Aiden Turner, Susie Boylan. front, Erica Millard, Sienna Yates, Imogen Barns, Gabby Taheny, Sophie OBrien, Isabel Redden.

The Central Eyre Peninsula tennis team put on a strong showing at a recent SAPSASA tournament, claiming joint winners in division five.

The successful team included Ashton Hartwig, Gabby Taheny, Carter Macgowan and Erica Millard (Cleve), Aiden Turner (Cowell), Jedd Venning, Sienna Yates and Isabel Redden (Kimba), Jason Thompson and Noah Fleming (Elliston) and Sophie O'Brien and Imogen Barns (Wudinna).

CEP started Monday off strongly with a complete sweep against Murray Mallee and only losing five sets to Whyalla.

Whyalla had three fill-in players from Adelaide who have regular coaching (one from Lleyton Hewitt's first coach!).

After the day the team headed to Norwood bowl and laser skirmish for some team bonding.

On Tuesday, CEP were up victors against Northern, who had four players from CEP helping them out in Cory Ottens and Kale Roberts (Cleve), Willow Cook (Cowell) and Ella Scholz (Wudinna).

In the afternoon CEP had a closer battle with Pirie but were able to win 11 sets to 7.

The Wednesday morning match against Playford/Para District was another good win.

CEP were then to play the other undefeated team in Gawler.

It was a very exciting match that came down to the last set where Carter Macgowan had to win 6-2 for CEP to draw with Gawler, and that is exactly what happened!

On Thursday morning we had to win against our neighbours Western Eyre Peninsula to give us the chance to be Division 5 winners and as Gawleer won their last match too, joint winners were awarded.

Congratulations to the CEP players for their sportsmanship and attitude.

Other teams often comment on how polite and well behaved our players are.

A big thank you to the parents for allowing their children to have the opportunity to participate.

Players with their trophies at the Great Flinders Junior Tennis Tournament in Cummins.

Players with their trophies at the Great Flinders Junior Tennis Tournament in Cummins.

Following the tournament, a group of local tennis players also had some great results in the annual Great Flinders Junior Tennis Tournament in Cummins.

Local winners included Ashton Hartwig and Carter Macgowan who won the 12U Doubles, with the pair also coming first and second respectively in the 12U singles.

Hartwig also claimed the win in the 14U singles.

Aiden Turner and Ky Lewis claimed runner-up in the 14U doubles and Lachlan Turner won the 16U singles and doubles along with Ky Lewis.