Thursday 19 January 2017

Katie claims three Junior tennis titles

Published 17/07/2012 | 14:02

MORE THAN 80 players took part in the County Wexford Junior open championships which concluded at the Hillbrook L.T.C. complex in Enniscorthy recently.

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Competitors came from as far away as Dublin, Naas and Kilkenny to join the local players on court.

Local winners included Katie Atkinson who triumphed in the Under-18 girls' singles for the fourth year in a row as well as winning the mixed doubles with partner Shane Jenkins (Wexford), defeating Hillbrook's Tony White and Alice Kelly (6-1, 6-2) in the final.

All-conquering Katie also partnered Hannah Tallon to the girls' doubles.

More success for Hillbrook came when Cian Byrne won the Under-10 boys' singles while Conor Mackey and Grace Mernagh won the Under-14 mixed doubles, overcoming Seb Pim and Jade Byrne (7-6, 6-0).

Runner-up prizes were collected by Conor Mackey and Tom White in the Under-14 boys' doubles; by Cian Byrne and Conn Kavanagh-Morris in the Under-12 boys' doubles; and by Grace Mernagh and Laura Roche in the Under-14 girls' doubles.

The presentation of the Under-16 boys' singles trophy to Nevin Rossiter (Rosslare) was made by Kitty Murphy, wife of late club President Jim Murphy.

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