Singles showdown for Pairs mates
Pairs teammates April Wilson and Connie-Leigh Rixon will go head-to-head for junior singles crown. Australian junior rep April Wilson will go in search of her first state title at the 2014 Junior Championships when she takes on good mate, Connie-Leigh Rixon, in the final of the U18 Singles at Musgrave Hill Bowls Club tomorrow morning.
Wilson who made it to the final of the girls Pairs alongside Rixon earlier this week, clocked up three straight wins in today’s sectional play, including a 21-14 victory over fellow Aussie squad member, Taleah Putney.
The Section 1 win was enough to secure a final berth for the Club Helensvale ace. Rixon, however, had another hurdle to clear, taking on Section 3 winner Aimee Roberts for a shot at the title.
Roberts, from Cairns’ Marlin Coast Bowls Club, is a former Victorian junior rep and has also played with Queensland’s under-25 side.
As expected she put up a tough fight during the girls’ post-sectional clash, pushing Rixon to the wire at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
But when the dust settled it was Kawana girl Rixon who emerged victorious, 21-16, setting up her title showdown with Wilson.
And Connie-Leigh isn’t the only Rixon chasing singles glory at Musgrave Hill tomorrow, with little sister Rebecca through to the semifinals of the U15s event.
Rebecca blazed through sectional play to reach the semis, with 10 shots her lowest winning margin of the day.
She’ll face some stiff opposition in the semis however, with Capalaba’s Sophie Young, Tweed Heads’ Jessica Srisamruayba and Binjour’s Brittanny Wiley also through.