More than 100 players hit the court over long weekend for historic Geraldton Easter Tennis Open

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Women's and men's singles champions Shelby Tranchita and Josh Bowen.
Camera IconWomen's and men's singles champions Shelby Tranchita and Josh Bowen. Credit: Geraldton Tennis Club

More than 100 players hit the courts over the long weekend for the 99th Capricorn Metals Geraldton Easter Tournament.

The tournament was seen as a success, with a wide array of talent and ages competing across all the different formats.

The men’s open singles was taken out by Josh Bowen for the second year in a row.

Bowen swept the competition’s division one, defeating local coach Jarron Kretschman in the final.

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History repeating didn’t stop there, as Bowen teamed up with sister Emma for the division one mixed doubles competition, where the reigning champion pair went on to win again this year.

The women’s division one singles produced a new champion, with Shelby Tranchita triumphing during her first time competing in the historic tournament.

Tranchita took down Kesta Sunkar in the finals, with both competitors travelling from Perth for the competition.

The men’s open doubles competition was won by Brad Crear and Curtis Tranchita, who took down Kretschman and Zane Saffrey.

The women’s doubles saw singles finalists Sunkar and Tranchita pair up and not drop a single set on their way to taking the women’s doubles title, beating the combination of Ruth Vorster and Emma Bowen in the finals.

Competition was fierce in the juniors, as James Ertzen grabbed the win in the under-12’s division, Clifton Bass was the under-14’s winner and Kai Atkinson and Angus Kelly were the junior doubles champions.

The Geraldton Tennis Club is now looking ahead to next year, which will mark 100 years of the Geraldton Easter Tournament and is set to be the biggest one yet, with the club hopeful to boost entries.

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