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If the walls of this inner-Brisbane property could talk what a story they would tell

first_imgGeorgina Terepai at herKangaroo Point home. Picture: Darren EnglandRemnants of an Indian jail used in the renovation of this charming inner-city cottage are just part of the character that will have buyers flocking to today’s auction.Look behind its leafy facade, and this cottage at 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point, is exactly what savvy buyers want — a simple, entry-level investment just a stone’s throw from capital city facilities and with enough charming quirks to create effortless character.The property’s owner, Georgina Terepai, knew she was on a good thing when she bought it 16 years ago.“I was thinking anything in that particular area I knew it would boom — it’s too close to the city not to,” she said. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.Ms Terepai said the new owners would not have any trouble finding tenants.“I had mad football lovers and they loved it because they could just walk to the Gabba every weekend when the football was on,” she said.Despite its location between Main St and Shafston Ave, it’s relatively tranquil, according to Ms Terepai.She said the home, which had solar panelling, gas heating and water tanks, would suit a wide range of buyers — from double-income couples to small families.Marketed by Place Bulimba, it will be auctioned on-site on March 11, at 9.30am. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s taken its time, but now it’s really come to realisation.”The home’s charm is enhanced by the renovation Ms Terepai completed, creating a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property with two additional multipurpose rooms downstairs.“In the bathroom there’s a window frame from a jail in India. So it is quite a quirky house — it’s got a lot of character. It’s very colourful inside,” she said.Set on a 243sq m allotment so close to the Gabba you could almost mark a well-kicked Sherrin, the home’s easy access to the cool eateries at the ‘Paris End’ of Logan Rd in Woolloongabba mean you’ll rarely be starved of entertainment.last_img read more

Unforced errors plague Syracuse in 5-2 loss against Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Trailing 3-0 and 40-15 in her opening set against Georgia Tech’s Rasheeda McAdoo, Syracuse’s Rhiann Newborn backpedaled to hit a backhand groundstroke. The shot hit the top of the net and dribbled back toward Newborn, causing SU’s third singles player to stare at the ground before swinging her racket against the air.The sequence summed up a day that saw unforced errors plague Syracuse (8-12, 3-11 Atlantic Coast) throughout its 5-2 loss to No. 25 Georgia Tech (13-8, 9-5) at Drumlins Tennis Center on Sunday.“I thought we played a complete match,” head coach Younes Limam said. “I thought we fought really hard from start to finish. Unforced errors are just a part of tennis.”The trend started in doubles play. Down 7-4 in the eight-game pro set, the doubles team of Komal Safdar and Valeria Salazar had two opportunities at game point. They squandered both by making unforced errors, first at 40-30 and later at advantage. Georgia Tech’s Paige Hourigan and Kendal Woodard ultimately won the set and thus the match.Two courts to their left, Syracuse’s Breanna Bachini and Nicole Mitchell trailed 6-5 to McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud. At 30-30, Mitchell committed back-to-back unforced errors by hitting a volley long and a return into the net. Georgia Tech then took the next game to win the match, 8-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn singles play, Newborn rebounded after trailing 4-0 by winning two games. But trailing 4-2, she hit two consecutive forehands into the net, falling into a 5-2 hole that proved to be insurmountable.“I hate making unforced errors,” Newborn said. “It’s the worst thing, because you give away games and you give away too many points.”On the court to Newborn’s right, Amanda Rodgers was struggling with unforced errors. In a crucial spot at 3-3 in the first set, Rodgers hit two straight shots into the net to begin the game. The senior paused and yelled to herself, “Stop hitting it into the net!”Unable to follow her own directions, she hit another shot into the net while trailing 40-15, allowing Renaud to take a 4-3 lead in the set. Rodgers won the next three games to take the set, but unforced errors again troubled her in the second. Down 5-3, she committed five of them in one game and lost the set, 6-3.“I was making unforced errors because I felt a little rushed from her game,” said Rodgers, a former contributing writer for The Daily Orange. “She hit the ball really hard and flat… and there was nothing I could do about it. So I just had to weather the storm.”Rodgers limited those errors in the third set, which she won 7-5 to secure the match. Her teammates also played three set matches, but were not as fortunate.After splitting the first two sets with Hourigan at second singles, Salazar trailed 5-2 and was down match point in the third set when she hit a forehand into the net, dropping the set.Against Natasha Prokhnevska at fourth singles, Bachini won the first set, 6-1. She trailed 6-5 and 30-40 in the second set when she hit a backhand into the net, sending the match to a third set.Later down match point in the final set, Bachini hit a forehand wide from the baseline. She placed her hands on her head as Prokhnevska celebrated, having just won the match, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0.Limam watched from court three, where Rodgers was still playing, as Bachini’s match finished. Syracuse had lost its final regular-season match, one full of unforced errors.Said Limam: “Sometimes when you’re aggressive, you’re going to make a few errors.” Comments Published on April 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edulast_img read more