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February 2017 Sportstar nominees

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March 15, 2017

Swimmer Nash Ramage and tennis player Erik Holt-Crossman are February 2017's Sportstar nominees.

Echuca Swimming Club’s Nash Ramage has produced one of his most successful summer seasons in the pool.
Competing in the 11-and-under age category, Ramage managed to take home three gold medals at the 2017 Victorian Long Course Country Championships in the 50m backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke in February.
He then backed up this impressive performance at the 2017 Victorian Sprint Championships where he made the final of every race he had entered.
Ramage qualified for the country championships at Sale based on his times at various meets throughout the 2016/17 season.
He also collected a silver medal in the 50m butterfly at the event and then stepped up to swim in the freestyle relay in the 14-year-old age category.
At the sprint championships Ramage finished second in the 50m backstroke and finished within the top ten in each of his other races.
He was the only Echuca swimmer to claim a medal at the Melbourne event which attracted competitors from every corner of the state.

Erik Holt-Crossman has been sitting around the top of the Australian professional tennis rankings for some time and this year finally cracked it into the top 100.

At 19-years-old the Echuca tennis player entered in every Australian Money Tournament throughout the country he could to improve his ranking.
His most successful tournament in February came at Rye Tennis Club’s 39th annual Australia Day Tournament.
He made it to the final of the men’s singles and in doing so took out the top seed in the semifinals to progress through to the final round.
He entered the tournament seeded fourth and won all his matches in straight sets ahead of the final, only dropping 16 games in total, to play-off against fifth seed James Dougherty for the title.
He walked away with $250 in prize money for his efforts at Rye to go towards his total prize earnings of $2400.
Holt-Crossman is now ranked 98th in Australia and hopes to achieve an ATP world ranking in 2017 when he competes in the Future Series in Europe.

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