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Winners topped at 2023 Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships | 18 July, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions


Arato Katsuda-Inexperienced was amongst 9 gamers to win titles on the 2023 Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships.

Melbourne, Australia, 18 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Gamers from 5 completely different states gained titles on the annual Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships.

A document variety of 34 members took half within the three-day occasion, which was held on the Nationwide Tennis Centre in Melbourne over the weekend.

Arato Katsuda-Inexperienced, an 11-year-old from New South Wales, claimed three nationwide titles. He gained the junior singles and B4 open singles occasions, then teamed with Sean Russo to assert the B4 open doubles crown.

Courtney Webeck additionally scooped a number of titles. The 19-year-old from New South Wales gained the B2 and B3 ladies’s singles divisions.

Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships 2023
Occasion Champion Runner-up 
Junior singles Arato Katsuda-Inexperienced (NSW) Ethan Prepare dinner (SA)
B2 males’s singles Mark Haskett (SA) Ethan Prepare dinner (SA)
B2 ladies’s singles Courtney Webeck (NSW) Courtney Lewis (SA)
B3 males’s singles Michael Leigh (NSW) Steve Obeid (Vic)
B3 ladies’s singles Courtney Webeck (NSW) Courtney Lewis (SA)
B4 open singles Arato Katsuda-Inexperienced (NSW) Sean Russo (NSW)
B2 open doubles Scott Dann (Qld)/Peter Robinson (Vic) Alan Leahy (WA)/Bradley Brider (WA)
B3 open doubles Steve Obeid (Vic)/Matt Cameron (WA) Jasper Steeds (Vic)/Adam Fayad (Vic)
B4 open doubles Arato Katsuda-Inexperienced (NSW)/Sean Russo (NSW) Michael Leigh (NSW)/Grace Hobbs (NSW)

> VIEW: Full outcomes from the 2023 Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships

New South Wales was awarded the Maurice Gleeson Cup, a brand new perpetual trophy that honours the massive contribution Maurice Gleeson OAM has made to blind tennis over a few years.

It’s awarded to essentially the most excellent state on the championships, primarily based on the common variety of factors earned by rivals throughout all singles divisions all through the three-day occasion.

“Tennis NSW and Blind Sports activities & Recreation NSW/ACT will now take the cup again to Sydney to placed on show till subsequent yr,” Event Director Ben Dew mentioned.

“The goal is to assist drive and develop the BLV tennis pathway in every state and territory in future years.”

Maurice Gleeson presents the inaugural Maurice Gleeson Cup to New South Wales rivals.

Championship rivals additionally participated in an open coaching session, delivered by Tennis Australia’s nationwide BLV coaches, and attended an official participant dinner through the three-day occasion.

There was additionally a classification and Australian rankings schooling session, in addition to a world classification grading occasion.

> WATCH: Remaining day motion and displays from the 2023 Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships

A number of of the rivals on the Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships now flip their consideration to making ready for the 2023 Worldwide Blind Sports activities Federation (IBSA) World Video games in Birmingham subsequent month.

An 11-member Australian staff has been named to compete on the IBSA World Video games, that are the most important high-level worldwide occasion for athletes with a visible impairment.

> READ: Australian staff introduced for 2023 IBSA World Video games

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