Barwon Tennis

Foundation Cup

13/u girls Foundation Cup

14 – 15 November 2015 at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club

The Foundation Cup is for 13/u girls from teams from the 11 country regions only across Victoria. The competition is a round robin format with ties consisting of four singles and two girls doubles rubber involving all of the four players from each team. Four players from the event are selected to represent Country Victoria at the Foundation Cup Interstate Challenge in Sydney in January.

Foundation Cup 2011

On November 13th and 14th Barwon Region girls Nicole Mullen, Georgia Kelly, Taylah Mielczarek and Tamika Hider competed at Bairnsdale for the title of Foundation Cup. In very warm conditions on the Sunday the girls won their three rubbers against Mornington Peninsula, East Gippsland and Goulburn to be eligible for the playoff for 1st and 2nd place with Central Highlands.  In a tight first set where the lead changed several times Nicole Mullen stormed home with great strength and consistency to overpower Hannah Heath 7-5, 6-1 in her singles final.  Georgia Kelly was making her comeback after a seven month injury layoff. Although she fought gallantly, went down to Samantha Hucker 6-4, 7-5.

Our two outstanding performers were Taylah Mielczarek and Tamika Hider who showed great endurance and consistency to go through the whole tournament without dropping one set. Taylah winning her singles final against Anna Pryse-Smith 6-1, 6-2 and Tamika taking out her singles against Caitlin Keall 6-2, 6-2.  All girls enjoyed the weekend immensely and played with great team spirit and camaraderie.