Jessica aces State title
By RACHAEL BORICH ROCKHAMPTON'S Jessica Perry-Egerton has produced a controlled game to add another Queensland title to her trophy cabinet.
Perry-Egerton captured the 16 years girls singles title at The Head Queensland State Age Championships at Rockhampton's Victoria Park tennis complex yesterday.
The talented 15-year-old scored a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over Caboolture's Kristy Sinclair.
Perry-Egerton has played in State singles finals for the past three years.
In the 14 years division last year she finished runner-up to Brisbane's Monika Wejnert and won the 14 years title in 2003 with a victory over Rockhampton's Lauren Dawson.
Perry-Egerton attributed this latest success to a decent break since June to help beat an ongoing shoulder problem.
"I came out and really attacked and cut my unforced errors down,'' Perry-Egerton said.
"In the second set I came out more relaxed and she got on top of me to lead 5-0, but I came back and knew I had the advantage going into the third set.''
Perry-Egerton then teamedup with Sinclair to win the 16 years girls doubles title while Rockhampton's Rebecca Cook and Kirby Bunt won the 14 years girls doubles title.
Barcaldine's Chelsea Just lost 6-2, 6-3 to Brisbane's Ashleigh Barti in the 10 years girls singles final, but teamed with Rockhampton's Olivia Tjanbramulia to win the doubles crown.
Rockhampton's Lachlan Hartley lost 6-3, 6-2 to the Sunshine Coast's Travis Boon.