Wade Townsend, facing camera, from Cabarita, takes on Anthony Jeffress, from Queensland, during the FNC Table Tennis Open at th
Wade Townsend, facing camera, from Cabarita, takes on Anthony Jeffress, from Queensland, during the FNC Table Tennis Open at th

Townsend in a FNC Open title double



CABARITA'S Wade Townsend is one talented lad if his performances in the FNC Table Tennis Open at the weekend are anything to go by.

He is not only the FNC table tennis champion after he won the open title in Lismore on Saturday night, but he reigns supreme in the junior sections as well.

Townsend defeated Sydney's George Tang, who is ranked number four in Australia, in a closely fought open final at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club, but his victories didn't end there.

Townsend, who is ranked number one in NSW in the Under-21s division, also took home the Under-18 and Under-20 singles titles after he defeated his brother Kane in both divisions.

They were among 85 competitors in the tournament which attracted players from all over the eastern seaboard.

In the Under-18 girls singles final, Brisbane's Ashleigh Stephenson defeated Belinda Le, from Sydney.

Kane Townsend made up for the loss to his brother by defeating local player Josh McClean in the Under-15 boys singles, and then backed up to take out the Special Singles, which is an open event minus the top seeds.

The runner-up was Lucas Kozac, from the Gold Coast.

George Tang and Claire Campbell-Innes from Brisbane's Wynnum club, won the mixed doubles.



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