Barwon quartet do region proud

Team Barwon: Elise Wong, Gem Mayall, Rayaan Bava and Yanni Azidis. (supplied)

With competition on hiatus for the Easter break, many players have taken the opportunity to participate in a multitude of tournaments and events across the state.

One such event was the Regional Team Event for 10&U, the Wayne Arthurs Cup, which was held at Kooyong this weekend.

Thirteen teams, of two boys and two girls, from across the state came together, split into three pools for initial matches before playoff rounds to determine final placings.

Barwon was represented by Elise Wong, Gem Mayall, Yanni Azidis and Rayaan Bava, who were playing their first teams tournament, and for some their first tournament.

Placed in Pool A Barwon was matched against Peninsula, Eastern and North Suburban junior regions.

The team had a tough start against eventual Pool winners Peninsula while they were finding their feet, but fared better in their second match against Eastern, with the girls winning their singles and the doubles combinations started to bond with close loses.

The final match was against North Suburban who also proved to be a strong team, eventually winning the 5-8 playoff.

Sunday proved a better day for the team, kicking off the day with a 4-2 win over East Gippsland.

The girls both had another win in their singles, and Yanni both his singles in a tie-break and paired with Elise for a 6-1 win in their doubles.

The win put them through to the play off with Goulburn.

The teams were evenly matched with Yanni playing well but going down 8-5 while Rayaan had his first singles win 8-4.

Gem continued her form with a win in her singles 8-5 before following up with Rayaan to win the second doubles 6-1.

The win left the teams tied on sets and games and Barwon finished the event in good fashion.