Louis Ingram at the AMT Men Single final in Casino.
Louis Ingram at the AMT Men Single final in Casino. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Moore titles for tennis ace

LISMORE tennis ace Brendan Moore enjoyed more success while organisers were also celebrating after a hugely successful Hotel Cecil Casino Open.

Moore won the open men's singles at the event with a conclusive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Louis Ingram in yesterday's final.

Jordan Gregson also had reason to smile after she took the open women's singles competition.

The number three seed saw off promising young Gunnedah player Gabby O'Gorman with a solid 6-4, 6-3 win.

Moore followed up his recent victory at the Warragundi Tamworth Easter Open to take the title, one of several up for grabs at the Casino Town Tennis Club event.

It was a hugely successful tournament at the Richmond St club, with more than 150 players - up from the 38 entered last year - taking part over the three days.

Matches had to be moved from the Richmond St club to both East Lismore and Lismore tennis clubs to handle all the matches, while play continued late into last night.

Tournament organiser Brendan Lee was a tired but happy man.

"There has been some great quality on show," he said.

"We've had matches lasting more than three hours - it's unbelievable.

"It's been a draining couple of days, but a really enjoyable tournament."

About $1500 in prize money was on offer at the event, which featured singles and doubles matches across the seniors and junior age divisions.

Casino's Katie Kahn and Wardell's Jessica Tickle were among the best performing locals.

The pair made the final of the special women's singles, with Tickle taking an 8-7 pro set victory.

Lee thanked the sponsors and everyone who assisted the event.



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