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Josh excels in US

Josh excels in US

Photo of Josh Charlton: Brielle Groen /

Traralgon's Josh Charlton is blitzing the US College tennis world

An elite Gippsland tennis player has earned a top honour in the US college tennis system.

Josh Charlton of Traralgon is in the University of Oregon tennis program where he has been crowned the Pac-12 Player of the Week for his role in helping the Ducks beat Stanford University.

A report by the university said:

The UO standout tallied two wins against the Cardinal, including a top-40 victory in singles play.

Against Stanford, Charlton recorded a three-set win over #36 Arthur Fery at No. 2 singles. The result was Charlton's first win over a ranked opponent this season and gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead in the match. With the victory, Charlton improved to 12-5 in singles play this season and evened his Pac-12 record to 3-3.

In doubles, he and Quinn Vandecasteele — the No. 42 team in the country — posted a 6-3 win against the Stanford team of Tristan Boyer and Timothy Sah in the top spot of the lineup. The Oregon duo is 8-2 this season.

Local tennis achievements below.

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A number of local tennis players have found success in recent tournaments.

Dave Bulbulian was a finalist in the AMT Mens Singles at Swan Hill, and he and Dave Hough won an AMT Mens Doubles at Bendigo.

Dave Hough was also a Mens Singles finalist at Bendigo and was an AMT Doubles winner at Dingley.

Jess Board won the 16 and under Singles TCAV Gold Junior championship, and Sam McGregor won the 16 and under Boys Doubles.

Eliza Dunbar was a finalist in the Women’s AMT Singles at Bendigo and was a finalist in the AMT Doubles with Chelsea Elliott.

And Riley O’Brien was a finalist in the Boys 12 and under Doubles at both Swan Hill and Bendigo.

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