Brittany's winning ways
THERE is a saying in tennis - you miss 100 per cent of the shots you never attempt.
But for 15-year-old Grafton tennis star Brittany Huxley her strategy to ‘go for winners’ paid off when she was crowned CHS Girls Open singles champion at Penrith last week.
Huxley defeated the number 1 seed Chloe Costelloe from Forresters Beach near Gosford to take out the title in three sets 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Ranked second seed at the tournament Huxley said she had nothing to lose and played aggressive tennis from the start.
“Chloe is always a consistent performer and I had to play good tennis to beat her,” Huxley said.
“I decided to take the initiative and go for winners and it worked.”
It’s the first time Huxley has won the coveted singles title and was still on I high when contacted during the week.
“I’ve won the mixed title before but never the singles…I’m definitely wrapped and thrilled to come away with the win,” she said.
Huxley teamed up with Costelloe to gain second place in the doubles and with Daniel Nash from Tamworth finished third in the mixed.
This week Huxley was on the road again at Bathurst vying for selection in the NSW All Schools team.
The Philip Beckman-coached Huxley continued her amazing form at the trials and was selected to represent NSW along with players from Private and Catholic Schools.
"I’m definitely wrapped and thrilled to come away with the win."