Bendigo ace wins titles

BENDIGO teen Isaac Watson has taken a big step forward with his tennis career, winning at the 2014 Brisbane Open Age.

Watson travelled to Queensland last week with the hope of gaining more experience at a higher level, however managed to win the 16 and under singles title as well as the doubles title with Shepparton teammate Nicholas Guttuso.

In the singles draw, Watson was seeded number two, didn’t drop a set in the five matches he played.

In the final he came up against Sam Hoskins, who defeated the first seed in the opening round of the four-day competition.

However, Watson managed to win the game 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes.

In the doubles, Watson and Guttuso also went through their four games without losing a set, winning the final 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 18 minutes.

Watson’s mother Sheryle said it was a great result.

“He had a really great time in Queensland, it was definitely a great experience for him to have,” she said.

It has been a good two weeks for the Catholic College student, who also made it to the semi-finals of the McDonalds Classic in Bendigo.

The 15-year-old also qualified and made it into the draw of the Victorian Junior State Championships, which were held in Melbourne.

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