Youngsters impress at titles
BUNDABERG was strongly represented in the recent Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships at Runaway Bay, with three of its players winning medals.
Courtney Rose was the star for the Rum City, claiming one silver and one bronze medal at the Gold Coast Super Sports Centre.
Rose teamed with Jake Duffy, of the Gold Coast, to be runners-up in the under-13 mixed doubles, and she also stepped up an age group to join forces with Toowoomba’s Jenny Zhang to be placed third in the under-15 girls doubles.
Bundaberg duo Susan McDonald and Tabitha Loveday also clinched bronze as part of the Queensland under-18 girls team with Paula Hockings (Rockhampton) and Kayla Coombs (Brisbane).
There were 240 players from throughout Australia and New Zealand contesting the tournament, and Bundaberg provided the biggest contingent in the Queensland team with 10.
Liam Tacon, with his partner Ashley Martin, of Brisbane, also did well to get to the quarter-finals of the under-15 mixed doubles.
Other members of the Queensland team from Bundaberg included under-13 boys trio of Brett Fourro, Blake Webster and Ned Freeman, Shanae Barrett (under-13 girls), and under-15 boys Doug Brown and Joseph Loveday.