Jodie Moore served her way to her first Division 1 women’s title for five years while Andrew Osmond won his third straight Division 1 men’s title when the Gunnedah Tennis Club held their championships on the weekend.
Osmond was “just too dominant” committee member Craig Loius said and beat Brian Williams 6-2, 6-1 in Sunday’s final.
“He’s strong and he had too much pace for the other guys,” Loius said.
The 17-year old had a fantastic year on the court and was also awarded the NVI Player of the Year at the presentation following.
It was a big two days with the senior and junior championships both being staged.
“This was the first year we’ve run the juniors on the same weekend as the seniors. We wanted to try and create a bigger event,” Loius said.
He said there were “some great three set matches, some upsets and some favourites that got through”.
One of those three setters was the women’s final between Moore and Emily Osmond.
After breezing through the first set, Moore lost the second 6-4 but overcame a fall in the third to clinch title 7-5.
Moore also teamed up with Loius to win the mixed doubles, beating Emily Osmond and Dale Martin in another three setter 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Loius did the doubles double, combining with Brian Williams to upset two-times reigning champions Osmond and Martin in the men’s doubles.
Osmond and Martin won the first set in a tie-breaker but Loius and Williams took the next two 6-3, 6-1.
The women’s doubles saw Emily Osmond and mother Annette account for Moore and Steph Eveleigh 7-5, 6-3.
Gunnedah Club Championship results
Division 1 Men’s Singles – Winner: Andrew Osmond 6/2, 6/1; Runner up: Brian Williams
Division 1 Men’s Doubles – Winners: Craig Louis and Brian Williams 6/7, 6/3, 6/1; Runners up: Dale Martin and Andrew Osmond
Division 1 Mixed Doubles – Winners: Craig Louis and Jodie Moore 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Runners up: Dale Martin and Emily Osmond
Division 1 Ladies Singles – Winner: Jodie Moore 6/0, 4/6, 7/5; Runner up: Emily Osmond
Division 1 Ladies Doubles – Winners: Emily and Annette Osmond 7/5, 6/3; Runners up: Jodie Moore and Steph Eveleigh
Division 2 Ladies Singles – Winner: Jess Moore 7/6, 6/3; Runner up: Amanda White
Division 2 Ladies Doubles – Winners: Jess and Isabelle Moore 6/4, 6/3; Runners up: Amanda White and Sophie Carter
Division 2 Mixed Doubles – Winners: Robert and Amanda White 6/1, 6/2; Runners up: Barry and Jess Moore
Division 2 Men’s Singles – Winner: Steve Betts 6/2, 6/2; Runner Up: Paul Sheedy
Division 2 Men’s Doubles – Winners: Adam King and Tim O’Gorman 6/0, 6/1; Runners up: Richard Percy and Paul Sheedy
14 and under mixed doubles – Winners: Lachlan Moore and Maya Gallagher 6/4, 6/4; Runners up: Ben Eveleigh and Lucy Gainsford
12/14 and under girls doubles – Winners: Chloe Dorrington and Anna Bishop 6/4, 6/4; Runners up: Maya Gallagher and Lucy Gainsford
14 and under girls singles – Winner: Shaylee Martin 6/2, 6/2; Runner up: Lucy Gainsford
14 and under boys singles – Winner: Logan Dries 6/0, 6/1; Runner up: Hudson Dries
12 and under boys singles – Winner: Vitorio Sardinha 6/2, 6/0; Runner up: Nathan Moore
12 and under boys doubles – Winners: Vitorio Sardinha and Connor Budden 6/2, 6/0; Runner up: Hugh Kennedy and Callan Gibson
12 and under mixed doubles – Winners: Vitorio Sardinha and Isabelle Moore 6/1, 6/0; Runners up: Connor Budden and Anna Bishop
12 and under girls singles – Winner: Anna Bishop 6/4, 6/4; Runner up: Isabelle Moore
10 and under mixed doubles – Winners: Lucas Sardinha and Mia Wilkinson 6/2, 7/5; Runners up: Mason and Armani Louis
10 and under girls doubles – Winners: Brigid and Erin Murphy 6/3, 6/2; Runners up: Holly and Daisy Sheedy
10 and under boys doubles – Winners: Mason Louis and Lucas Sardinha 6/1, 6/2; Runners up: Lincoln Budden and Matt McInnes
10 and under girls singles – Winner: Mia Wilkinson 6/1, 6/1; Runner up: Erin Murphy
10 and under boys singles – Winner: Mason Louis 6/0, 6/2; Runner up: Lucas Sardinha
Major awards at presentation
NVI Player of the Year: Andrew Osmond
Dr Lundie Participation and Fairness: Annie Riley
Arthur Turner Rookie of the Year: Cooper Wilkinson
Junior Rookie of the Year: Vitorio Sardinha
Spirit of Tennis: Ian Gardner
Les Worboys Memorial Award for Services to Tennis: Ashley Gardner