15 April 2019 | Tennis ACT

The 12/u and 14/u Australian Claycourt Championships were held in Canberra from 7-12 April with seven athletes from the ACT participating.  It was one of the largest contingents of players from the capital at a national event, with several athletes posting career best results.

Leading the way was Aliyah Dwyer and Charlie Camus who both reached the quarterfinals.  For Dwyer, it was her best ever result, defeating the number 8 seed in the second round before falling to the top seed and eventual champion. Gloria Jovic.  Dwyer went on to finish in 6th place.

After claiming this event in the 12/u age group in 2018, along with the 12/u Australian Championships, Camus stepped up into the 14/u age group, despite still being eligible to compete in the younger age group.  Camus won his opening two matches in straight sets to set up a quarterfinal clash with top seed Edward Winter.  The top seed proved too strong, with Winter going on to win both the singles and doubles titles.

Isabella Andrews and Hugh Taylor both won their opening round matches before falling in the second round.  Andrews went on to finish in 11th position, while Taylor earned 15th place.

Charlie Snow won three of his five matches to finish in 18th spot, while Sophie McDonald and Nicholas Maleganeas both ended up in 31st position.

Congratulations to the following players who have also posted notable results over the past month;

Anirudh Nallaparaju – 12/u boys singles winner Bendigo Gold JT and 12/u boys singles semi-finalist Bathurst Silver JT

Alisha Kumar – 12/u girls singles winner Canberra Bronze JT

Charlie Camus – 14/u boys singles and doubles winner ACT Gold JT

Hugh Taylor – 12/u boys doubles winner ACT Gold JT

Dylan White – 14/u boys singles semi-finalist ACT Gold JT

Aliyah Dwyer – 12/u girls singles winner, 14/u girls singles semi-finalist and 16/u girls doubles winner Stringlab Silver JT

Alyssa Simoncini – 16/u girls singles runner up and winner doubles ACT Gold JT

Ellie Koundouris – 16/u girls doubles winner ACT Gold JT

Calllison Row – 16/u girls singles semi-finalist ACT Gold JT

Lachlan Rowing – 16/u boys singles semi-finalist ACT Gold JT

Leon Hemmings – 16/u boys singles semi-finalist ACT Gold JT

James Frawley – Mens singles runner up ACT Open Platinum AMT

Alison Bai – Women’s Singles runner-up VIC Champs Platinum AMT and  Women’s Doubles winner ACT $25,000 Pro event