Christy Scott sends down a serve during a final played in Bundaberg. Scott is hoping a string of top results will boost her ranking.
Christy Scott sends down a serve during a final played in Bundaberg. Scott is hoping a string of top results will boost her ranking. Contributed

Scott hits a rich vein of success

GYMPIE junior tennis player Christy Scott is celebrating a successful campaign in the Head Queensland State Age Championships.

Scott travelled to Rockhampton to compete after winning two tournaments on the Sunshine Coast.

In late August, Scott, 13, played the Mooloolaba Junior Age Classic.

As the number one seed, Scott battled for three hours in her semi-final match against Gold Coast player Miona Kojima. She went on to win the tournament after defeating third seed Brooke Fryer in the final.

In early September, Scott played the last Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Tournament in Caloundra, stepping up to compete in the 17 and Under age group.

“I wanted to compete against the older girls as they are the stronger players and would give me some tougher competition,” she said.

The Gympie tennis ace made it to another final in which she defeated Kawana player Georgia Dobell convincingly.

The following weekend Scott played in Rockhampton for the State Championships.

She reached the semi-final of the tournament against Lizette Cabrera, who recently returned from a tennis trip to tour Europe.

After rain delayed a whole day of play, matches were shortened and Scott lost to Cabrera, who went on to win the tournament.

Scott and Cabrera crossed paths a second time during the final of the Bundaberg Age Championships.

Cabrera again got the better of Scott, but the Gympie junior put in a quality showing.

Scott shelved the disappointment to team up with Georgia Sim in the doubles final against Cabrera and Lois Ovett.

Unfortunately, Scott felt the sting of defeat a second time as she and her partner went down in the doubles final.

A string of solid results over the last few months will see Scott’s Australian ranking reach new heights.

Scott is hoping to crack the Australian top 20 for her age.

Since returning to Gympie, Scott has been keen to get back on the court and will be competing again late October at the State Championships of the Junior Masters Circuit in which she is the No. 1 player for the Sunshine Coast Under 15s Team.

Gympie Times


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