Friday, July 17, 2009

Mixed Fortunes at 12s Nationals

Annabel Ellis defeated Olivia Smith 6-3 6-1 to reach the Semi Finals of the 12s Indoor Nationals played at Wilding Park ,Christchurch.Ellis had too much power and will meet second seed Rosie Cheng of Auckland.Cheng hits a lot of balls back and will test Ellis's patience and execution.Sam Lane went down in a hard fought match with 3rd seed Kyle Butters.Lane lost the first set 1-6 but won a second set tie-break 7-6 to take the match into the third.At 3-3 Lane had a chance to go to 4-3 but missed a relatively easy forehand and Butter's held on to gain the advantage and win 6-3 in the third.Semi Finals begin Saturday.Canterbury Tennis has shown great initiative with live web cam views of matches played on Number 1 court.Here is a link to that site .LINK
I will be travelling to Christchurch Tomorrow for Annabels Semi
and hopefully have some video available on my blog Monday.

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