Northern Region’s Day 2 at the QJC

By Kim Schramm. Photos John Lockton.


Northern Region players were in the thick of the action at the 2017 Queensland Junior Championships yesterday.

There were 81 matches played on the 2nd day with 48 (59%) of them involving a NR player.  Our players won 24 (50%) of those matches.

This report will concentrate on the winners that are still alive in the main draw.

U9 Boys: Cairns’s Michael Lawrence won his 2nd match in the 4-player round robin beating Flynn Bartlett 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 to set up a showdown with Wavell’s Nickolai Wolpers today.  Wolpers has been equally impressive winning both his opening matches.

U13 Boys: Cairns’s Josh Porter leads in Pool B from Ingham’s Lachlan Erba.  Porter beat team mate Erba in straight 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.  He then took care of Sandgate’s Morgan Roberts beating him in four 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7

U15 Boys: #1 seed BJ MacDonald (Mackay) won his quarter final with ease beating Acacia Ridge’s Lachlan Woodforth 11-3, 11-5, 11-8.  Unfortunately, it was team mate against team mate in the other quarter final.  Ingham’s Jordan Di Bella recovered from 0-2 down to win the next 3 games 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3 against Innisfail’s Matthew Finitsis.  MacDonald will now meet Di Bella in the semi final.


Wes Dyer

U17 Boys: Mackay’s Wes Dyer and BJ MacDonald are safely through to the semi finals but unfortunately will now have to play each other.  Dyer was too strong for Wavell’s Josh Penfold 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 whilst BJ MacDonald had to fight back from 1-2 down to scrape home against Redcliffe’s Lachlan Michel 8-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8.

U11 Girls: Mackay’s Kayce Hoani-Vincent had a bye on Day 2 but still leads the round robin of 5-players.


Kiara Stubley

U13 Girls: Cairns’s Kiara Stubley remains undefeated in the 7-player round robin with 3 wins.  Stubley posted 2 wins on Day 2 against Stafford’s Isis Knight 11-2, 11-2, 11-3 and team mate Payton Douglas (Mackay) 11-6, 11-6, 11-2.

U19 Girls: Cairns’s Courtney Mather will be seeking revenge in her match up against NT’s Jessica Osborne in today’s semi final.  Osborne beat Mather in the U21 Girls round robin 8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-5 on Day 1.

The best performances on Day 2 belonged to Mackay’s Wes Dyer in the U17 boys, Mackay’s BJ MacDonald in the U17 boys and Ingham’s Jordan Di Bella in the U15 boys.

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