Gympie tennis player Christy Scott scored two major wins while helping Queensland to victory over New South Wales in the Junior State of Origin event last weekend.
Gympie tennis player Christy Scott scored two major wins while helping Queensland to victory over New South Wales in the Junior State of Origin event last weekend. Contributed

Scott Aces Rivals

GYMPIE junior tennis player Christy Scott helped Queensland to victory over New South Wales in the Junior State of Origin event last weekend.

The major tennis event was held at the Tewantin Tennis Club over two days and Queensland’s victory arrived after seven failed attempts.

Overall, Queensland clinched victory with an overwhelming defeat of New South Wales 31 matches to 11.

Scott, 14, was one of 12 promising players in the Queensland team, consisting of boys and girls who played singles, doubles and mixed doubles against their New South Wales counterparts.

While the Queensland boys paved the way, winning eight of their 12 singles and all three doubles, the girls also kept the winning momentum in check.

In total, the girls won seven singles, three doubles and combined well with the boys to claim 10 of the 12 mixed doubles matches contested.

Premier Tennis News’ Bill Lodge was full of praise for Scott’s efforts after playing in her second Junior State of Origin event.

“If there was an award for improvement it would go to Gympie’s Christy Scott,” he said.

“(She) has lifted her game to a new level resulting in some excellent performances.”

Scott notched two high profile wins against New South Wales’ number one and two players.

The Gympie tennis start defeated number one Marleen Kroon 6-3 6-3 after earlier disposing of number two Tatjana Bozovic 6-1 6-3.

Queensland Head coach John Gould was thrilled with the win.

“A change in how the team was selected resulted in the Maroons having the depth and firepower to match the historically strong New South Wales,” he said.

Scott gained her selection after representing the Sunshine Coast at a state teams’ event in Rockhampton earlier this year.

Gympie Times


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