Darling keeps run of dual titles going

Last updated 05:00 29/01/2013

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South Canterbury junior tennis player Harrison Darling continued his dominant form by taking out his third consecutive singles and doubles tennis titles in less than a month.

The 11-year-old dispatched his opponents in the Marlborough Junior Open 12s at the weekend with ease, dropping only eight games from his four singles matches played.

The top seeded Darling beat second seed Joshua Gwynne in the final 6-1 6-0. He then combined with Jean-Luc Hauswirth to claim the doubles.

His strong form follows success at the Wanaka and South Canterbury tournaments.

Darling is one of five South Canterbury juniors who have made Southern Districts teams.

He and Ben Deeley have made the four-strong boys team 12s team while Teisha Holden and Emily Gilchrist have made the cut in the girls with Caroline Murdoch the non-travelling reserve.

Jack Deeley is in the 14s boys team while the 12s girls' team will be coached by Steve Dries.

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- South Canterbury

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