Lismore tennis ace Brendan Moore has again won the Hotel Cecil Casino Open.
Lismore tennis ace Brendan Moore has again won the Hotel Cecil Casino Open. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Moore records broken as Brendan wins Casino Open

LISMORE tennis player Brendan Moore took out the Hotel Cecil Casino Open tournament for a record seventh time.

Moore was top seed and beat Laurieton's Corey Clarke 6-3 7-6 in the final yesterday.

It caps a big week for Moore who also won the Easter Open tournament at Coffs Harbour.

He also won the Ballina New Year Open tournament for a record third time in January.

Casino's Brendan Lee made it as far as the quarter-finals before he was eliminated.

He knocked off No 2 see Blake Kebblewhite 6-0 5-7 7-6 along the way.

Meanwhile, No 3 seed Krystal Clarke won the open women's final 6-2 5-0 after Ashley Allman retired hurt.

It meant Clarke also won the under-18 girls singles.

Allman had an impressive run to the final where she beat No 1 seed Amber Molloy in the quarter-finals.

Clarke was made to work for it taking down defending champion Komaki Ido in the semi-finals.

Lismore's Jessica Tickle gave a good account of herself, making it as far as the semi-final.

In other matches, former Casino coach Mick Sherry and Luke Edwards won the open men's doubles final 7-5 6-4 against Eli Bayliss and Adam Berrada.

Casino's Bianca Nugent and Nessa Pratt beat top seeds Isabella Dempsey-Ceh and Molly in the open women's doubles.

More than 150 players took part in the competition over four days at Ballina and Lismore.



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