Rockhampton junior tennis players L-R Amelijja Swaffer-Seff (12) and Olivia Massingham did well at the Queensland Championships recently. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Rockhampton junior tennis players L-R Amelijja Swaffer-Seff (12) and Olivia Massingham did well at the Queensland Championships recently. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

CQ tennis talent in Queensland victory at six-day tourney

QUEENSLAND has won the Bruce Cup, for the champion state primary school tennis team.

They did so by defeating Victoria 14 rubbers to 11 in the final on the last day of the Australian Schoolgirls Tennis Championships in Hobart last month.

And helping Queensland secure the win were two local tennis players, Olivia Massingham from Rockhampton and Moura's Ameliija Swaffer-Selff.

It was a demanding six-day tournament for the young players, as they completed a singles, doubles and mixed doubles rubber every day. Olivia was particularly happy with her results which contributed to Queensland's win.

"We played three matches every day, against a different state," Olivia explained.

"I won four of my six singles matches so I was very happy with that. I lost two doubles matches and lost only one mixed doubles."

Olivia said it was a great experience as she gained valuable insight into how to play tennis as part of a team.

"I learned what it takes to be a good team player," Olivia said.

"And the value and importance of working in a team.

"Also, my concentration on court improved and I gained confidence throughout the tournament."



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