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Busselton and Dunsborough tennis seniors return with medals and honours

Suzanne AstonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Wendy Weir (front and centre) with members of the WA State seniors tennis team.
Camera IconWendy Weir (front and centre) with members of the WA State seniors tennis team. Credit: Suzanne Aston/RegionalHUB

The 14 members of Busselton and Dunsborough tennis clubs who flew to Hobart to represent Western Australia in the Seniors Championships have returned with an impressive haul of medals.

WA flag-bearer Wendy Weir.
Camera IconWA flag-bearer Wendy Weir. Credit: Supplied

“This was a fantastic tournament, and it was enjoyed by everyone.

“For most of the Busselton and Dunsborough players this was their first time away playing in these championships and representing the State,” she said.

During the two weeks of the Seniors Championships play was held at nine various Hobart tennis Clubs.

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Following the opening ceremony at the Crown Plaza hotel, the first week of the championship competition involved all competitors playing two matches a day.

There were 30 West Australian teams made up of 185 competitors , and of these seven of the teams made it through to the championship grand finals.

A combination of injury and COVID impacted the results for some of the WA teams who made it into the finals.

In the WA women’s 60 years team two, division two, gold medals were won by Sandy Sigelski from Busselton, and Zeleika Cahill and Karen Stewart from Dunsborough.

In the WA men’s 80 years team Garry (Mac) McDonald from Busselton was runner-up.

In the WA women’s 70/75/80 years, division two, Rosa McGillivray from Busselton was runner-up.

In the ITF Individual Championship 80 years mixed doubles event the gold winners were McDonald and Weir from Busselton.

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