Halliday takes consolation win in Washington

Three Yukon tennis players served up wins in Washington over the weekend. Ewan Halliday, Alex Roberts and Matthias Hoenisch each posted wins at the Aces Tennis Summer Kick-Off Junior Challenger, a USTA tournament, in Renton.

Three Yukon tennis players served up wins in Washington over the weekend.

Ewan Halliday, Alex Roberts and Matthias Hoenisch each posted wins at the Aces Tennis Summer Kick-Off Junior Challenger, a USTA tournament, in Renton.

“It was fun. It was a good tournament and there was lots of competition,” said Halliday. “I felt pretty good. I thought I could have done better, but I also could have done worse, so I feel pretty happy about how I did.”

Halliday, who was playing in U14 boys, lost 7-6, 6-2 to second seed Kevin Chen, who went on to win the tournament, in the opening round.

“It was a tough match,” said Halliday. “He was just a wall; he got everything back.”

Halliday then won his next two in the consolation round, beating the draw’s top seed 8-1 in a pro-set in the final.

Roberts who, like Halliday, represented Yukon at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, reached the consolation semifinal in the U16 boys division.

He lost 6-2, 6-2 to the draw’s second seed in his opening match, won his first consolation match, then lost to the runner-up in the consolation semi.

Hoenisch beat the fourth seed in the opening round to make the U16 boys quarter final, but lost in a third-set tiebreaker in his following match.

While the three Whitehorse players notched wins in singles, they came up short in doubles.

Hoenisch and Roberts went winless in three U16 round robin matches.

Halliday and Seattle’s Ryan Subong lost both round robin matches in the 14 boys doubles.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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