Nicholas takes out NCIS tennis age championship

Posted 4th September 2015

The Armidale School’s Nicholas Barnier only dropped two games all day to take out the North Coast Independent Schools’ tennis championship at Grafton on 2 September.

Nicholas, from Gunnedah, won the junior (under 14s) age category, took on 23 other players and won seven pool matches, five of those 4-0 and the 3-1 in the other two.

He then swept the court clean in the semis and the final, having a 4-0 victory in both.

“The standard was mixed, there were some boys who where there very happy to have been selected to represent their school, while others were of a very competitive standard and there to win,” he said.

The championships were held days after Nicholas was placed sixth in Tennis Australia’s Junior Development Series Champion of Champions tournament at Inverell on 29-30 August, qualifying him for the NSW JDC titles later this month.

“It was the first tournament I’ve played for a little while, but I’ve got six in a row coming up including Newcastle, Gosford, Gloucester, Inverell and Gunnedah.”

Other achievements for the TAS team included Will Waterson making the semi finals for the Opens, and three boys making quarter finals for their divisions – Joshua Miron (primary), Hunter Hine and Sam Wright (senior).

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Nicholas Barnier won the junior boys division at the NCIS Tennis championships on 2 September.