Tennis junior Sophie Wright enjoyed the competition at the Rockhampton State Junior Masters Tournament late last month.
Tennis junior Sophie Wright enjoyed the competition at the Rockhampton State Junior Masters Tournament late last month. Renee Pilcher

Wright enjoys tennis experience

SOPHIE Wright has a very relaxed personality off the tennis court, but when she steps up to the line to start a match, her opponent can be certain they are in for a bumpy ride.

It was exactly this fearless attitude enabling Wright to earn a place in the Sunshine Coast Under 17 squad contesting the Rockhampton State Junior Masters Tournament late last month.

The junior player made the grade courtesy of a string of outstanding performances following the conclusion of the Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Circuit.

Although missing out on a Queensland berth for the State of Origin tussle with New South Wales, Wright managed to finish eighth in her age group.

It was no easy achievement against a selection of Queensland’s brightest and emerging young tennis talent.

“I won two matches from five,” Wright said.

“I think I could have done better but it was not too bad.”

Wright lost one match 9-7 that had she won would have placed her within the top four.

The tennis star’s next outing is the second week of the Wynnum Open Tournament this weekend, where she will be playing the finals of the Under 14 singles and doubles.

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