Saturday, July 18, 2009
Annabel Ellis Shoot's for National 12s Indoors Title-Christchurch
Annabel Ellis (South Canterbury) scored one of her best wins of her young career to defeat 2nd seed Rosie Cheng (Auckland) 7/5 6/1 in today's semi final.The first set was tight with the first few games riddled with unforced errors from both girls.Cheng got the early break to go to 3-2 but Ellis showed a lot more determination and application ,when under pressure in the past Ellis sometimes has not handled that situation too well but showing a lot more composure and willingness to chase the wide balls and play defense, broke back and at 5-5 all again broke Cheng and then held for the first set.This was a decisive advantage to get that first set ,and with Ellis who had the power advantage it was key.The second set Annabel grew in confidence whilst playing attacking tennis also was able to defend when she had to. Cheng became frustrated and more unforced errors of the forehand side aided Ellis as she tried to press to hard.Ellis ran out the second set 6-1 to a well deserved victory. She will play Paige Hourigan in tomorrows final.Good luck Annabel.