Lithgow's Lucy Green faces the best in the state

CENTRAL WEST CYCLONES: Lucy Green, Olivia Dolbel, Tahnee Edgecombe, Hayley Speirs and Maddison McCormick. Photo: SUPPLIED
CENTRAL WEST CYCLONES: Lucy Green, Olivia Dolbel, Tahnee Edgecombe, Hayley Speirs and Maddison McCormick. Photo: SUPPLIED

Lithgow’s Lucy Green competed against the best juniors NSW has to offer at the Under 12s State Teams Championships in Bathurst over the weekend.

The players competed to claim the Jan O'Neil Cup (girls) and Tony Roche Cup (boys).

Lucy played in the Central West Team as the number one player out of a team of four which meant she was pitted against the best players from each Region.

The Central West team finished 10th overall out of the 12 regions.

They competed very well but were just overpowered by some strong 12 year olds mainly based in metropolitan areas.

Although Lucy didn't win any singles sets she hung with her opponents for many games. She rallied consistently however just couldn't capitalise on her opportunities.

This is the hardest tennis Lucy has played since coming back from her wrist injury 18 months ago.

It was great to see her wrist hold up well as the balls were coming through hard and fast.

Similar to the Davis Cup, players were able to look to their coach and teammates on the side of the court which presented a new challenge to get used to.

A big thank you to Tahnee Edgecombe for managing and coaching the girls over the weekend.

To play such high level tennis was a fantastic experience and it gives you the opportunity to better your game and the incentive to work very hard to be up there with the best.

Lucy will now compete in the Junior Development Series over the next few weeks in preparation for the polding event representing St Patricks School in Newcastle in May.