All ready for action at the 2005 Lismore Easter Tennis Classic are Jayne Rowed,14, of Lismore and Brittney Yopp, 11.
All ready for action at the 2005 Lismore Easter Tennis Classic are Jayne Rowed,14, of Lismore and Brittney Yopp, 11.

Sunny side up

By Steve Spinks

There wasn't just one little Wray of sunshine at the weekend at the Lismore Easter Tennis Classic.

Lismore girls Sarah and Ellie Wray are two locals who performed well at the annual tournament, which attracts more than 150 competitors.

Sarah Wray proved too good in the open women's final, defeating Brisbane's Shannon Smith 6-3 6-3.

The 19-year-old then combined with little sister Ellie, 15, to take out the open women's doubles final 9-6 against a Brisbane pair.

The local victors didn't end there.

Byron Bay's Brittney Yopp won the Under-14 girls singles 6-5 and Lismore's Tayla Moore won the Under-12 girls singles.

In the Under-14 boys final, Billy Bruce of Alstonville defeated Bryce Devlin of Lismore 6-3.

Casino's Mick Sherry won the Division 3 men.

The tournament, which started on Friday, concludes today with the men's open final being contested between Ballina's Nathan Whitty and Brisbane's Pat Flynn.

Flynn, formerly a player on the professional circuit, is favourite to take the final, but Whitty has been in fine form and could produce a boilover.

There will also be plenty of other semi-final and finals action this morning, before the tournament wraps up just after midday.



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