Melbourne Park, 1 December 2012 | Natalie Yoannidis

It was a day for the favourites in the semifinals of the Optus 14s Australian Teams Championships with the top two seeds in the boys and girls competitions both advancing to tomorrow’s finals.

The home town teams Victoria A and Victoria B went head to head in what proved a brilliant display of tennis.

Victoria B’s Jamie Sekulovski looked to be on the brink of causing an upset in the first singles against Richard Yang when he took the first set 6-3 courtesy of his powerful game.

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But it was a different Yang that stepped onto the court in the second set and he wasted no time in racing to a 2-0 lead to get himself back into the rubber.

A glorious backhand down the line in the third game gave Yang a 3-0 lead before he eventually went on to take out the second set 6-4.

The stage was set for an epic decider and the game reached all expectations. Both players fought hard from the back of the court, concentration evident on their faces.

But it was Yang who prevailed winning the third set 6-3 and giving his side the advantage in the semifinal tie.

The second singles match saw another hotly contested match with Victoria A’s Daniel Nguyen beating Stefan Skardarka 6-3 5-7 6-4.

Nguyen looked to be in control after the first set but a spirited fight by Skardarka saw him take out the second and get himself back in the match.

The third set was played in trying conditions with the sun finally breaking through the clouds.

Despite Skardarka’s best efforts to stay in the match, it was Nguyen who prevailed in the final set.

In the other boys’ match second seed New South Wales progressed to the final against Victoria A after defeating Queensland 3 rubbers to 0.

New South Welshmen Alex DeMinaur got his team of to a flying start using his great agility around the court to beat Jack Walton 6-1 6-3.

In the second rubber Benard Nkomba had a similar result, winning his singles match against Nathanael Consalvo 6-1 6-3.

Nkomba found a way to consistently force the error by working the ball around the court.

With the semifinal already decided NSW went on to win the doubles 6-1 6-1.

Meanwhile in the girls’ semifinals a dominant display by second seed Western Australia saw them fend off opponents South Australia after the singles rubbers.

Maddison Inglis had a tight battle with Nicole Kraemer eventually taking out the match 6-1 6-2.

There were no easy points in the game for either player and it was not until midway through the second set that Inglis managed to finally get on top of her opponent mentally.

In the second match Sasha Bollweg put on a solid performance to take out her match against South Australia’s Brooke Milner 6-3  6-4.

Bollweg took out the first set before facing a tough test in the second from a rejuvenated Milner.

The West Australian took a 3-1 lead before Milner mounted a comeback and adopted an attacking game plan to force the score to 4-4.

But it was Bollweg who was able to find the composure to close out the final set 6-4.

Western Australia team manager Andrew Roberts praised the efforts of his team.

“They did well today, they were focused from the start and they’ve had a great week,” he said.

“[Tomorrow] they’ll just do their warm up as normal, try and stay relaxed and keep it fun then get focused for their matches.”

In the other girls’ semifinal clash, top seeds Victoria were given a scare by opponents New South Wales who fell short of causing a major upset.

The match looked set to be a thriller after the first set of the rubber between Destanee Aiava and Seone Mendez went to a tiebreak, which Aiava closed out 8-6.

The second match between Michelle Pitts and Linda Huang looked to be heading in a similar direction after Pitts took out the first set in a tight 7-5 encounter.

Huang fought back in the second posting a 6-0 result before Pitts regained her rhythm to win the decider 6-4.

The win means Victoria will meet New South Wales in Sunday’s girls’ final.

In today’s other boys’ matches South Australia defeated ACT/NSW 2-0 and the Northern Territory beat Tasmania 2-1.

On the girls’ side of the draw Queensland beat ACT/NSW 2-1, Tasmania defeated the Northern Territory 3-0 and Victoria B accounted for New Zealand 2-0.

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