Eimear ‘set’ for Championships

July 14, 2017

Eimear Gogarty pictured on her tennis court at home.

Deniliquin’s Eimear Gogarty has been serving up a storm in tennis.

The talented 13 year-old has been selected to play in the NSW South-West Tennis Junior Development Series (JDS) Champion of Champions tournament.

Eimear will travel to Wagga Wagga on Sunday, August 13 to compete in the 14 and under section of the champions tournament after finishing fifth overall in the lead-up events.

To qualify a player must compete in a minimum of four JDS tournaments this year and have ranked in the top eight in their age group

The top three ranking players from the Champion of Champions will be eligible to attend a training day and round robin tournament held in Sydney in November.

Eimear, who made it through to the Sydney event in the 12 and under section last year, was ecstatic to have the chance to compete again.

‘‘To make it through to these tournaments is always fantastic,’’ she said.

‘‘I’ve been playing both cricket and tennis but I think I’m going to start focusing more on my tennis.

‘‘There are more opportunities for me in the sport and I really enjoy it, too.

‘‘Hopefully I can make it to Sydney again because it was a great experience last year.’’

Eimear qualified for the event by scoring 24 points over four tournaments against the best junior players from Wagga Wagga, Hay, Goulburn, Yass, Temora and other surrounding areas.

The year seven student also showcased her talents in school tennis being selected in the Riverina Open Girls’ Tennis Team, along with year 11 Deniliquin High School student Bree Collins.

The pair will compete at the state carnival in Wagga on September 12 to 14, in an attempt to make the NSW team.

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