Cooper reigns supreme in GTC Club Championships

Winner, Sarah Munroe, R/Up, Eva Lozitskaya

Tennis –

Jono Cooper once again showed his power and class to take out the Open Men’s Single final of the Gosford Tennis Club (GTC) 2020 Open Club Championships in a strong field of 44 players.

In hot and windy conditions, Cooper clinched the 77th Club Championship title in a highly entertaining match against rising star and winner of last week’s U18 Championships, Nick De Vivo, winning 6-4, 6-3.

Oliver Worrad defeated Matthew Hurley in the final of the Men’s Open Consolation Round.

Sarah Munroe also produced an outstanding display of tennis, prevailing in the Open Ladies Singles Final over Eva Lozitskaya.

The Ladies’ Open singles event was one of the strongest in many years, with Monroe defeating the incredible 15-year-old Lozitskaya in a heat reduced match 4-2, 4-2.

The Ladies Open Doubles Final was won by Sarah Rokusek and Kelsey Lewis who defeated Eva Lozitskaya and Charlize Cipri.

The Men’s Open doubles final was played as the final event of the Championships, with GTC Head Coach, Alex Fielding and Nick De Vivo defeating Masaoki Otsuki and Luke McMillan in straight sets 5-3, 4-2.

GTC President, Chris Lees, thanked Central Coast Newspapers for their tremendous support of the event which attracted over 160 players in total, beating a record that has stood for 15 years.

GTC are now gearing up for the Tennis Australia Junior Performance State Titles commencing on Sunday, December 6, for 2 weeks.

Ross Barry