Tennis: WA teens have mixed results in Gallipoli Youth Cup qualifying event

Tristan Schoolkate with Tennis West president Wayne Firns (left) and vice president Warren Harding.
Tristan Schoolkate with Tennis West president Wayne Firns (left) and vice president Warren Harding.

NORTH Beach Tennis Club junior Skye Royall lost to a seeded player in the qualifying rounds for the Gallipoli Youth Cup being played in Melbourne this week.

Tara Gilich and Lexie Weir from Cottesloe Tennis Club and Blue Gum Tennis Club’s Maddy Muller Hughes also lost to seeded players in the lead up to the Grade 4 ITF tournament.

Cottesloe’s Tristan Schoolkate and Will Hann as well as Christian Harding from Dalkeith Tennis Club are still in the junior boys’ event.

Schoolkate is the top ranked junior in WA and was recently in Brisbane training with the junior Davis Cup squad.

Harding had recent success in Asia in the main draw and Hann qualified for his first ITF main draw last weekend.

The Gallipoli Youth Cup is played on red clay at the National Tennis Centre and the ITF circuit moves to the Mornington Penninsula next week ahead of the national State Schools Pizzey Cup teams event in Shepparton where WA will be aiming to improve on its bronze medal in 2016.