2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN IN HOBART

Congratulations to Rob Fahey, Steve Virgona and Claire and Sarah Vigrass on their wins at the Australian Open.  For full coverage of the event please visit www.hobarttennis.com.au .  Well done also to the RMTC professionals Frank Filippelli, Jonathan Howell, Nick Howell and Kate Leeming who made the trip.  Frank made the semi-finals of the singles before falling to Rob Fahey and Kate also made the singles semi-finals as well as the doubles final with Amy Hayball.  Well done also to RMTC club champion Kieran Booth for taking a set off World No. 2 Steve Virgona and reaching the singles semi-final as well as the doubles final with his brother Hilton and to junior squad member Michael Williams for taking a set of Kieran Booth in the first round.  It was also good to see former RMTC professionals Andrew Fowler and Chris Chapman playing in the event.  And finally, well done to the HRTC and in particular Barry Toates and Graeme Bradfield for putting on what everyone has said was a well run event.

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL

Rob Fahey def. Steve Virgona 6/5 6/3 6/1

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL

Fahey/Virgona def. Booth/Booth 6/4 6/0 6/1

WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL

Claire Vigrass def. Sarah Vigrass 6/0 6/3

WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL

Vigrass/Vigrass def. Hayball/Leeming 6/1 6/1

Owen Guest