Braddock claims country title

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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CBH Representative Stephanie Sinclair (left) and Tennis West’s Ray Collins awards Louise Braddock the country week women’s championship trophy.
Camera IconCBH Representative Stephanie Sinclair (left) and Tennis West’s Ray Collins awards Louise Braddock the country week women’s championship trophy. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times

In a major coup for Busselton Tennis Club, star player Louise Braddock won back-to-back CBH Country Tennis Championships for the South West at Alexander Park and Mt Lawley tennis clubs in Perth on Sunday.

In the open women’s singles, Braddock took less than an hour to secure the championship with a 6-2 6-0 victory over fellow Busselton Tennis Club player Ingrid Windsor.

Braddock, a Dunsborough resident said the “fantastic event” was a great experience.

“It was great for the South West to have won the overall competition,” she said.

“Usually the Esperance team is tough competition but they didn’t compete this year, so my hardest opponent was Diana Thompson from Bunbury.

“We need more women to compete to keep the event going in coming years.”

Tennis West participation manager Brooke Koeing said the CBH Country Tennis Championships were a great opportunity for country players to come together and represent themselves as well as their regions.

“The CBH Country Tennis Championships is the pinnacle event for our country players,” she said.

“The event attracts the highest number of country participants from across WA, who converge to battle it out on the courts.”

In all, 187 players from nine regional zones — Central Districts, Great Southern, Mid West, Peel, Pilbara, South Coast, South West, Upper Great Southern and Lower Great Southern — competed in the three-day tournament.

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