Dream season continues for young tennis ace
TENNIS: Seven-year-old Connor McEvoy's dream tennis season has continued, with the talented Sunshine Coast junior having now racked up 12 tournament wins since February.
Connor plays in the orange ball division for 7-10 year olds on the Junior Development Series sponsored by Tennis Australia.
But after he won two more JDS tournaments in Brisbane, taking his tally to 12, he is next year expected to move to the green ball division, just one step behind the traditional game played by the likes of Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic.
The two wins came at a tournament in Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside last weekend.
Connor won all six of his matches, with a 4-2 win in the final.
He also won the JFS Eastside Classic at the University of Queensland in late October, with a much closer final going down to the wire (6-5).
His father Andrew again thanked coaches Kent Mahony and Sam Machado at the Maroochydore Tennis Centre, "and the team of family and friends” who have supported him and believe in him.
Mahoney earlier this year told the Daily "Not only does Connor love playing tennis and competing ... he is a nice, calm and humble kid who is always smiling.”