2012 Caloundra Challenger Finalist and 2010 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, Greg Jones will lead a number of NSW tennis players in a new and exciting competition structure, Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL).
Jones, who will compete for ATP Sydney, is one of the standouts of the competition, making it to the last round in qualifying for the 2012 French Open.
He will be joined by teammate Matt Barton who has had a breakout past month winning the Alice Springs Tennis International, his first ITF title.
Winning his first ITF title has seen his ranking rise to an all time high, Australian Ranking no. 18 with his ATP ranking currently at no. 417.
2012 U.S Open Junior Tennis Championships Doubles Finalist, Jordan Thompson, will headline the boys field. Thompson with an ITF Junior ranking of no. 19, has performed consistently this year, partnering ATL teammate and National Academy NSW athlete, Jay Andrijic, in a number of ITF junior matches.
The ATL women’s teams is just as strong with a number of standout performers including, Monique Adamzcak, who has played frequently this year on the ITF Futures circuit. She has partnered with fellow teammate, Stephanie Bengson to capture the 2012 Fukuoka Japan title.
Asia-Pacific Tennis Institute team manager, Chris Steel, believes his team has what it takes to make it to the final.
“Our team possesses a group of girls who know each other very well and have a proven track record to combine well in a team environment.”
“I feel confident the girls will band together to create a formidable team which will be very tough to beat.”
The ATL will comprise of eight ties, six held in NSW at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre and two in Lyneham, ACT in November.
From those ties one team will compete in the ATL final held during the second week of the Australian Open 2013. Teams will compete from the 5 Australian conferences, including teams from New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Asia.
ATL Men’s Team:
|ATP Sydney||National Academy, NSW- AUStars|
|Greg Jones, AR no.13, ATP no. 367, (highest) ATP no. 179.||Jordan Thompson, AR no. 63|
|Matt Barton, AR no. 18, ATP no. 417.||Jay Andrijic, AR no.79.|
|Adam Feeney, AR no. 19, ATP no. 451, (highest) ATP no. 248||Nick Horton, AR no. 99.|
|Nick Lindahl, AR no. 27, ATP no. 527, (highest) ATP no. 187.||Jake Delaney, AR no. 155.|
|Robert Howe, AR no. 68.||Matt Tanza, AR no. 162.|
|Alex Silcock, AR no. 76.||Max Purcell, AR no. 238.|
|Alex Trillini, AR no. 89.||Brian Tran, AR no. 246.|
|Mitchell Pritchard, AR no. 91.||Craig Purcell, Manager|
|Tyrone Smart, AR no. 149.|
|Alex Faribanks, AR no. 249.|
|Cam Green, AR no. 276.|
|Ryan Henry, Former ATP no.424.|
|Glenn Knox, Former ATP no. 517.|
|Luke Bourgeois, Manager|
|Hunter Raworth Tigers||Canterbury Bankstown Wizards|
|Ethan Coker, AR no.83.||Marious Zelba, AR no. 76 ATP no. 1089,(highest) ATP no. 786.|
|Jordan Smith, AR no. 94.||Blade Fong, AR no.168,|
|Sadik Kadir, AR no.101.||Patrick Rynsaardt, AR 861.|
|Miladin Tepsic, AR no. 111.||Michael Tebbut, AR no. 1269.|
|Sean Wheatley, AR no. 117.||Hakki Hazan|
|Luke Rankovich, AR no.205.||Mark McCook|
|Tyson Colton, AR no. 221.||Allan Belobradjic,|
|Nathan Boniel, AR no. 227.||Nick Trkulja|
|James O’Brien, AR no. 277.||Matt Mullane|
|Cameron Smith, AR no. 499.||David Deep, Manager/Player|
|Blake Smith, AR no.1492.|
|Ryan Andrews, Manager/Player, AR no.741.|
ATL Women’s Team
|NSTA Avengers||National Academy Sydney, AUStars|
|Danielle Wagland, AR no.53||Abbie Myers, AR no. 23, WTA no. 693.|
|Melissa Anderson, AR no. 57||Maddie Antoun, AR no. 143.|
|Stephanie Yamada, AR no. 112.||Pamela Boyanov, AR no.149.|
|Lucia Gonzalez, AR no. 151.||Seone Mendez, AR no. 377.|
|Bree Calderwood, AR no. 444.||Monique Belovukovic, AR no. 356|
|Kelly Blake, AR no. 506.||Craig Purcell, Manager|
|Sophie Quist, AR no. 654|
|Deeon Mladin, AR no.54|
|Rick Anderson, Manager|
|Asia Pacific Tennis Institute||City Community Tennis|
|Monique Adamzcak, AR no.7, WTA no. 188, (highest) WTA no. 185.||Alex Osbourne, AR no.74.|
|Stephanie Bengson, AR no. 14, WTA no.574||Chloe Costello, AR no. 80.|
|Julia Moriaty, AR no. 31, WTA 780.||Natalie Barbir, AR no.100|
|Carissa Ristevski, AR no. 70.||Catlin Billingham, AR no. 110|
|Emily Burns, AR no.78.||Tammy Srbinovski, AR 202.|
|Julia Kharitonova, AR no. 81.||Cassandra Chan, Former WTA no. 746.|
|Dael McKenna, AR no. 96.||Bianca Chidrawi|
|Trudi Musgrave, AR no. 155.||Pat Jensen, Manager|
|Chris Steel, Manager|