Sensational weather and great grass courts provided a perfect setting as the Geraldton Easter Open Tennis Tournament returned following COVID disruptions last year. Young star Yelena Kelleher was a class above all weekend and Josh Bowen won another title as games began on Good Friday with more than 100 competitors taking to the court concluding with finals on Sunday evening. Men’s, women’s, doubles and mixed doubles were on the schedule with several divisions in each category depending on skill level. Kelleher won the women’s open singles, dropping only one game for the entire tournament in a dominant display. Bowen won the men’s singles title without dropping a set all weekend and then backed it up with the help of his sister Emma to take out the open mixed doubles title. Tennis West tournament manager Brad Ladyman and Geraldton Easter Open co-ordinator Danny Bowen congratulated players on the wonderful spirit of sportsmanship displayed over the weekend. “The last few years of the tournament have been disrupted by COVID, so it was wonderful to see 117 players compete in 14 different events,” Bowen said. “The tournament was promoted as a community event and encouraged players from around the State to get involved. “A number of social events in the evening provided participants with an opportunity to stay at the Tennis Club and enjoy the facilities while renewing past friendships and building new ones.” The ladies’ open doubles was won by sisters Michelle Williamson and Alana Myles while the men’s open doubles saw a familiar name lay claim to the trophy as Darren Patten added another Geraldton title to his collection with playing partner Jarron Kretschmann. The junior singles winners were Alexis Holberton and Clifton Bass as Holberton teamed up with Geraldton rising star Tia Belotti to claim the junior mixed doubles title. The tennis action does not stop for regional stars as the 100th Country Week Tennis Championships start on April 14.