Several Fredericton tennis players head to national events

Three of Fredericton's rising tennis stars are taking part in one of Canada's most prestigious junior tennis events.

Mia Bennett, Matthew Bennett and Gabriel Lacroix are among 40 players vying for a top finish at the Under-12 Indoor Tennis Nationals in Calgary, Alta.

The week-long event runs until Friday.

The trio are not the only ones making a name for themselves in the tennis world.

Three other Fredericton players will also be attending a national championship in the coming weeks.

Hielke Moore will take part in the Under-18 Nationals in Markham, Ont., from April 2 to 7.

Niki Karon will also participate in the U18 Nationals, as well as the Under-16 Nationals Verdun, Que., from March 24 to 29.

And Kirtan Patekl will be attending the Under-14 Nationals in Vancouver, B.C., from April 2 to 8.