Harry's a hit at junior tennis points tournament

WOODFORD youngster Harry Boyd didn’t drop a set on his way to his second points tournament win on Saturday.

Harry defeated Ballarat’s Matt Tilley in the Ballarat Regional Tennis Championship 12 and under boys’ singles final, 6-3, 7-6.

The number one seed, one of 33 entrants in his section, won his five matches.

Harry’s title win backed up his breakthrough points tournament win in Warrnambool last year and ended his 12 and under career in style.

The Warrnambool College year 7 student said he endured some nerve-racking moments in the final.

“He was 6-5 in the second set and he had a couple of set points but he wasn’t able to get them,” Harry said.

The Ballarat tournament capped off a busy school holidays for Harry.

He competed at a Bendigo gold tournament in the first week.

The right-handed junior came fifth in the 12 and under singles and made the boys’ doubles final, which was decided by a coin toss after it was washed out.

Harry took that form into the state titles in Melbourne, where he played against some of Australia’s most promising players.

He made the second round of the singles and the third round of the doubles with Geelong’s Billy Spicer.

Harry made two finals in Ballarat.

He teamed with Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club teammate Joseph Mahony to finish runner-up in the 12 and under boys’ doubles.

Fellow Warrnambool teenagers Matt Dunn and Ben Warren collected the 16 and under boys’ doubles crown.

Warren was runner-up in the 16 and under boys’ section.

Matt said the pair had just moved up into the age group but had a strong rapport.

“We have known each other since we were 10 and played with each other the whole time,” he said.

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