Elouise serves up a triple treat

ELOUISE Swarbrick made the most of her home-court advantage at the Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club’s March long weekend tournament.

She collected three titles at the three-day competition — the 11 and under girls’ singles, the 12 and under girls’ doubles and the 12 and under mixed doubles — to be the pick of the Warrnambool competitors.

Elouise teamed with Greta Dabizzi to win the girls’ doubles crown and Wihan Van Der Merwe in winning the mixed doubles section.

Harry Boyd also tasted success, winning the 16 and under boys’ singles crown against clubmate Thomas Champness and the 14 and under boys’ singles title.

He was part of the runner-up combination in the 14 and under mixed doubles. Other Warrnambool winners were Katemaree Barnes and Sarah O’Keeffe (A grade women’s doubles), Zac Urquhart (A grade mixed doubles), Aaron and Jill Bosse (B grade mixed doubles), Jeremy Attrill and Ben Warren (16 and under boys’ doubles), Mary and Stephen Timms (D grade mixed doubles), Sophie McConnell and Jessica Swarbrick  (14 and under girls’ doubles), Danielle Warren (12 and under girls’ singles) and Wihan Van Der Merwe (12 and under boys’ singles).

Tournament director Don Higgins said Warrnambool performed admirably at its home event, which attracted 760 players.

He said Jill Bosse did well in the veterans’ ladies and mixed events with her son Aaron in the senior section and a number of juniors stood out. “Wihan (Van Der Merwe) did extremely well for his height and age,” he said.

“Harry (Boyd) has worked his way up from a very, very young age and progressed well.”

Melbourne-based rising star Andrew Whittington won the men’s singles crown and Geelong’s Carolyn McGann won her third women’s singles championship on Monday.

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