Matthew Tanza

  • Age20
  • Born22 May 1996
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesSydney, Australia
  • Height173 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith, Steve Thompson

On court

  • won the boys singles event at the 2011 Optus 16s Australian Championships
  • was the 2011 boys singles runner up at the Gosford Junior International
  • started playing tennis at the age of 7
  • describes himself as ‘fiery and intense’
  • tennis hero is Pete Sampras

Off court

  • favourite post-match food is homemade spaghetti bolognaise
  • If not a tennis player, he would want to be a physiotherapist

Matthew Tanza in the news

Wagland and Tanza triumph in Sydney
Danielle Wagland (left) and Matthew Tanza, Sydney, 2012.
15 October, 2012

Danielle Wagland and Matthew Tanza have clinched victory in front of a home crowd yesterday when they won their respective events at the 2012 NSW Junior International ITF Grade 4…
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Tanza Optus 16s boys’ champion
Matthew Tanza, Melbourne, 2011. MATTHEW WREN
11 December, 2011

New South Welshman Matt Tanza has defeated his training partner and second seed Jay Andrijic to win the boys’ title in the Optus 16s Australian Championships.
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Naiktha Bains wins third junior ITF title
Jacob Grills (left) and Naiktha Bains in Gosford. TENNIS AUSTRALIA
18 October, 2011

Thirteen-year-old Queenslander Naiktha Bains has won her third consecutive Junior ITF title, defeating 16-year-old and No.2 seed Danielle Wagland (NSW) 6-4 6-2 in the final at…
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