POWER SERVE: Steven Gort, of Mullumbimby, unleashes a powerful serve in the semi-finals of the 18 years and under division
POWER SERVE: Steven Gort, of Mullumbimby, unleashes a powerful serve in the semi-finals of the 18 years and under division

Luke into two big finals



OUTSTANDING Lismore tennis prospect Luke Edwards is through to the 18 years and 16 years boys singles finals at the Lismore Junior Open national rankings tournament.

At 9am today, as third seed, he will take on seventh seed Craig Dunne (Brisbane) in the 18 years and under final, then back up at 11am against Keith Meagher (Tweed Heads) in the 16 years final.

Luke impressed with a 6-2 6-0 win over Jason Kaye (Sydney) in his 18 years semi-final and a 6-1 6-4 win over Cameron Stanford (Gosford) in the 16 years.

Three Lismore girls will feature in the 14 years doubles final, also at 11am.

Rose McWilliam and her Macksville partner Karissa Knox, the top seeds, will line up against Ellie Wray and Kristy Jones.

Rose and Ellie, the third and fourth seeds, both lost their 14 years singles semifinals, leaving the top two seeds, Katie Lee (Brisbane) and Sarah Kimberley-Irvine (Gold Coast), to battle out the final.

The tournament was delayed for about an hour and a half yesterday when the storm hit Lismore.

In another final today, Kristy Jones will play Tammah Barnett (Newcastle) in the 14 years girls consolation event at 9am.

Top seed Lisa Miller (Cannonvale) will line up against unseeded April Albertini (Brisbane) in the 18 years girls singles final and against Megan Campbell (Sydney) in the 16 years final.

The 14 years boys final is between Andrew George (Gunnedah) and Phillip Janz (Sunshine Coast).



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