Bundaberg dominates tennis championships
IT will be an all Bundaberg-final to decide the Under-18s division of the Bundaberg Tennis Open Aged Championships as Jake Alchin takes on old sparring partner Jeffrey Nissen at Drinan Park.
Alchin cruised to the final yesterday afternoon to book a date with Nissen, who walked into the final after his semi-final opponent Matt Antoniolli pulled-out of the tournament with an injury.
Alchin, the number-one seed in the event, cruised past Zak Davidson in two sets yesterday afternoon.
The powerful 18-year-old showed-off to the home crowd the impressive new skills he developed since moving to the Sunshine Coast at the start of the year.
He beat Davidson, the number-three seed, 6-3, 6-2 in yesterday's semi-final.
It set-up a highly anticipated final between Alchin and Nissen, doubles partners who have played their entire careers together in Bundaberg.
After the decider, the pair will join each other in the final of the under-18 doubles against Adam and Luke Spence.
With the finals taking place today the field of more than 270 has wilted down to just Queensland's elite players.
Bundaberg's Luke Gerry will look to improve upon his impressive start to the open when he contests the semi-final this morning.
The ninth seed in the Under-16s will face Luke Morland in the semi-final at Drinan Park.
Gerry has stormed into the semi on his home turf without losing a set.
But he was forced to work for both of his victories yesterday.
He beat Mitchell Cook 7-6, 6-1 at Drinan Park in the morning before returning in the afternoon to beat Cameron Lee with the same score.