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Court time is a good time for local talent

MILDURA’S teen tennis stars did it toughyesterday in the first qualifying roundMildura Grand Tennis International tournament.
Nanjing Night Net

TOUGH DAY: Hard-hitting Geelong player Adam Lasky (pictured) proved too much for Zac Robinson at the Mildura Grand Tennis International yesterday, while Mildura’s other wildcard entrant Sheree Moore (below) suffered a similar fate.Pictures: Louise Donges

However, despite wildcard entries Zac Robinson and Sheree Moore both going down in their respective matches, it was a learning curve for both 17-year-olds.

“I played well, I wasn’t really worried about the outcome,” Zac said about his 6-1, 6-2 loss to Geelong 20-year-old Adam Lasky.

“It was a good learning experience, I don’t get exposed to tennis like this very often.

“It’s a very professional competitioncompared to the other tournaments I play in – it helps my performance.”

Zac spoke highly of his opponent, who made use of his experience to get on top.

“I’ve seen (Lasky) play before, he’s a good grass-court player,” he said.

“He can hit a ball a lot harder than me.

It’s good to get exposed to that type ofcompetition.”

Lasky, who made the second-round qualifiers of the tournament two years ago, was modest in victory and gave a nod to his younger opponent.

“Zac’s a good grass court player, being from here,” he said.

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