Andriana Petrakis recognised at the Tennis Awards in South Australia

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Andriana Petrakis won ‘Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability’ at this year’s Tennis South Australia Awards on Saturday, April 29.

Petrakis was among three finalists including Mark Haskett and Macy Lane.

An athlete on the autism spectrum, Petrakis has been playing tennis for years, competing in state tournaments and climbing the ranks to become part of the Australian national team.

“I want to become an Australian champion,” she told The Greek Herald in an interview.

Petrakis is currently ranked inside the top four in Australia for Players with an Intellectual Disability. She has also won the 2022 Peter Smith Players with an Intellectual Disability Open and was the doubles champion at the first Australian Open Players with an Intellectual Disability tournament.

Apart from her bright career in SA sports, Petrakis is known for helping others in the community through her career as a tennis/pickleball coach with SA’s first disability sports organisation registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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