Zoe Devlin, of Lismore, hits a backhand at the Lismore Easter Classic on Saturday.
Zoe Devlin, of Lismore, hits a backhand at the Lismore Easter Classic on Saturday.

Stephen Gort carries local hopes

MULLUMBIMBY’S Stephen Gort will carry local hopes in the Lismore Easter Tennis Classic when he meets Mark Draper in the men’s open singles final today.

Gort swept past Pat Flynn 6-4 6-1 in a semi-final at the Lismore Tennis Club yesterday, setting up a showdown with the veteran.

Draper was outpointed by Josh Barrenechea early in their semi-final but he turned the tables on his fellow Queenslander to win 4-6 6-3 6-2 in a high quality match.

In the women’s open singles semi-finals, Erin Billett defeated Eden Cartwright 6-1 2-6 7-6 while Nana Miyakawa accounted for Britney Huxley 6-1 6-0.

There were a few rain interruptions yesterday but all scheduled matches were able to be completed.

In Division 2, Lismore’s Luke Edwards will meet Adam Berrada in the men’s final after defeating another local Nathan Moore 6-1 6-1 in their semi-final, while Berrada took out Mick Sherry 7-5 6-1.

Lismore’s Emily Watson late yesterday was assured of a spot in the Division 2 women’s singles final.



Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Changed traffic conditions continue next week on the Pacific Highway

Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

A LARGE plume of smoke was the cause of some local anxiety today

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police have welcomed good behaviour at Splendour in the Grass

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