Tennis stars of the future
The 3rd Hellenic Tennis Open saw mammoth battles in the final rounds and also unearthed some exciting up and coming tennis talent
Over 20 talented Greek Australian tennis players took part in the 3rd Hellenic Tennis Open - hosted by the Pancretan Association of Melbourne together with the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria at the newly surfaced courts of the Pancretan Tennis Club.
The players went to battle on the courts giving spectators the opportunity to witness some great tennis.
The men's final was a titanic effort with the three set battle between Stephen Fotakis and Christos Messiakaris seeing Stephen win 6 - 2 , 4 - 6, 6 - 1. The women's final was also a tight battle with Stacey Kyriakopoulos proving to strong for Gracie Primikilidis with a 2 set win 6 - 0 , 6 - 3.
The final presentation ceremony was held at the Members' Pavilion in the Cretan Village with over 100 people attending.
The Pancretan Association of Melbourne President, Tony Tsourdalakis, presented both female and male runner ups with their medals and their $500 prize.
Kevin Kazantzis, Dandenong Branch Manager, Bank of Cyprus, awarded the female winner Stacey Kyriakopoulos with her medal and her $1000 prize sponsored by the Bank of Cyprus Australia.
Finally the men's $1000 prize was presented to Stephen Fotakis by Bill Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne. All other participants were presented with their commendation medals.
Players who participated in the 3rd Hellenic Tennis Open included: Anthony Bournakas; Alex Espositos; Nicholas Espositos; Elena Frantzeskakis; Stephen Fotakis; Mathew Fotakis; Helen Fragis; Paula Georgiadis; Katerina Georgopoulos; Nicholas Goulas; Myra Horomidis; Leon Kalavrianos; Maria Kalias; Stacey Kyriakopoulos; Korina Kontogiorgos; Christos Messiakaris; Nicholas Messiakaris; George Papadopoulos; Daniel Pandazopoulos; Gracie Primikilidis; Themis Sitzoukis; John Stavrikos; and George Vogiatzis.
All the games were officiated by the official umpires from Tennis Victoria, and Wilson was the official ball sponsor. Other sponsors included Conway Fish Trading, Global Printing Australia, ERT World, 3XY and Neos Kosmos.
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