Three of the region's brightest rising tennis stars have shone at the under-14 NSW tennis teams event in Grafton.
Anna Bishop, Isabelle Moore and Taya Powell helped guide the North West to a second-place finish against some of the state's best players.
The team won four of its five pool matches on the way to a grand final play off.
The team's strong pool form unfortunately did not get them across the line in the final, eventually falling to a metropolitan team, three matches to one.
Gunnedah tennis coach and North West team manager Dale Martin said he was proud of his team's efforts.
"The girls proved to be a really strong formation throughout the tournament," Martin said.
"All the girls put in 100 per cent effort and despite the loss in the final, it was a huge achievement, considering they were giving away up to a year and a half in age difference to some of the teams."
On the way to the final, North West defeated two Sydney region teams for the right to play off for the Lesley Bowrey Cup.
"Lesley is a two-time French Open winner and was on hand to present the trophy and the girls medallions," Martin said.
"I'm sure it was a real thrill for all of the girls."
The trio was selected for the team based on their Australian Rankings Points, results from junior tour tournaments and the local Junior Development Series tournaments.
"All three girls are only 13 years old, which makes them eligible to play in the same event next year," Martin said.
"We are hoping we can go one better.
"I've been managing North West teams for a while and I dare say this is the first time one of our teams has made the final.
"This has been a huge achievement for these three girls to get to a state final."